Fall Fest at the San Timoteo Canyon Schoolhouse this Saturday October 1
September 28, 2022
Redlands, CA - Heralding the season, Fall Fest at the San Timoteo Canyon Schoolhouse is Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event is your chance to come celebrate fall and view the historic schoolhouse that otherwise remains closed to the public. Activities will include a flag-raising ceremony, Native American blessing, special exhibits, crafts for kids, free snow cones and cotton candy, a May pole, food truck, and live music by Southern California’s Singing Cowboy Skeeter Mann.
The beautifully restored San Timoteo Canyon Schoolhouse is located at 31985 San Timoteo Canyon Road, Redlands, CA 92373 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1883 just west of Beaumont and still stands in the same location as a public park managed by Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District.
All are welcome, and the day’s festivities will begin with the 10 a.m. flag-raising ceremony by the Banning High School and Nicolet School California Cadet Corps color guard and the Native American blessing by Elder Ernest Siva (Cahuilla-Serrano), president of the Dorothy Ramon Learning Center and Morongo tribal historian and cultural advisor.
Activities also include self-guided tours of the schoolhouse and the resident “school marm,” an exploration of Native American culture and traditions by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians Cultural Heritage department, and local history exhibits by the Malki Museum, Two Canyons Conservancy, and Lorene Sisquoc and the Mother Earth Clan/Sherman High School .
Hosted by the San Gorgonio Pass Historical Society and the Riverside County Parks and Open-Space District, the event is designed to familiarize area residents with this local park and historic site.
For more information about the San Gorgonio Pass Historical Society’s programs, visit www.sgphs.org.