Starting Saturday, May 27, 2023 – the Mountain History Museum will open weekly for regular hours, Fri. 11-4, Sat. & Sun. 10:30-4:30

2023 Special Events at the Museum

Sat – Sun., April 1 – 2, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mountain History Museum Easter Open House FREE to all Canceled

Saturday, May 20th – Rim of the World Historical Current Members Only Pre-Opening Reception 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, July 2, Ice Cream Social Mountain History Museum Noon – 3:00 p.m. FREE to all

Sunday, August 6, Smokey Bear Birthday Party, Mountain History Museum, Smokey onsite Noon – 2 p.m. FREE to all

Sat.-Sun., Oct 21 & 22, Halloween Event FREE to all

Fri.– Sun., November 24-26, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thanksgiving Weekend Opening FREE to all

Sun. December 3, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Holiday Open House, FREE to all

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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.

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