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The Celebrity, Movie & History Cruises

Includes a fully narrated talk by noted historian Russ Keller, with Chandra Olivas

Cruise Dates: July 15 and August 19

Champagne Reception dockside before the cruise at 5:15 p.m. Cruise Aboard the Arrowhead Queen at 6:00 p.m. Cost of Reception & Cruise $35.00 https://mtnmuseum.org/product/arrowhead-queen-tour-2022/

“Tribute to the Grizzly”

Wooden Carving and Mural Dedication

Saturday, June 25, 1:00 p.m.

Please come join us for a Bear-y Special Event! Smokey Bear “the one and only” along with the Goodwin family and honored guests are celebrating the dedication of the famous Goodwins Bears’ new home at the Mountain History Museum, with free refreshments, games for the kids and lots to see in the Museum. There’s a working train exhibit, a celebration of The Village’s 100th Anniversary, a theater and dozens more fun and informative exhibits — along with selfie and very special photo opps.

Goodwin and Son’s Market has generously donated the Carved Wood Bear Sculpture that adorned their storefront for 15 years, along with commissioning a newly painted mural backdrop to highlight them.

Museum volunteers were busy all year stripping, sanding and refinishing the carving and making it ready for this dedication.

Please join the Rim of the World Historical Society, Smokey Bear, the extended Goodwin family and special guests to celebrate this donation to the museum and to the community.

Mountain History Museum is located at 27176 Peninsula Drive, Lake Arrowhead.  Additional Parking will be available around the corner at Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate School, 730 Rhine Road.

Lake Arrowhead Tunnel Tours

Multiple Dates in July, August, September, and October. Tickets go on sale July 1, Historical Society Members Only

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Mountain Mileposts

Historical column archive, as seen weekly in the Mountain News.

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Private Events

Keep the museum in mind for your event. We welcome group meetings, receptions or other gatherings when the museum is not open to the public.

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Volunteer Opportunities

If you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer a little or a lot of your time and talents, please consider joining our friendly group.

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Our Vision Our Mission

The mission of the Rim of the World Historical Society is to promote, collect, and preserve a broad knowledge of mountain history essential to a basic quality of life in an increasingly diverse society.

The vision of the Rim of the World Historical Society is to provide a permanent repository, a museum, in order to foster the education and appreciation of history in our mountain communities, and to enhance public perception of the history and culture of the San Bernardino Mountains for the enjoyment of residents today and for future generations.

The Mountain History Museum opened June 2010 in a restored county fire house in Lake Arrowhead. Under the direction of the Rim of the World Historical Society, the museum is open on weekends June through October annually. Serving multiple communities in the western San Bernardino Mountains, the exhibits and education programs keep alive the local history for residents and visitors to the scenic area.

Rim of the World Historical Society 2011 President Ron Doutt thanks NSGW Grand President David Allen after the dedication ceremony.
Funding has been provided by California Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
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