Redlands Forum

Educational and Cultural Series

The Redlands Forum, sponsored by Esri and the University of Redlands Town & Gown, offers educational and cultural programs on a variety of topics for free or at nominal cost. Presenters include government and business leaders, environmentalists, filmmakers, and performers.

Upcoming Events

Patton State Hospital, Then and Now

Wednesday, February 28th| 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Patton State Hospital has enjoyed a long and storied history in San Bernardino County. Founded in 1890 with 100 patients, the forensic psychiatric hospital has evolved to play a significant role in the development of psychiatry in California, and the lives of Inland Empire residents, many of whom have been employed by the hospital. Named after Henry W. Patton of Santa Barbara and a member of the Board of Managers of the institution, the hospital currently provides care for over 3,300 patients. Join Anthony Ortega, L.C.S.W., the hospital’s chief of social work and resident historian, for a fascinating look inside Patton’s history and evolution over the last 127 years.

Due to considerable interest in the Forum, we have now closed registration for the event, as we are at full capacity.

Helmets from the Sea: Military Finds from the Battle of Aegates Islands

Wednesday, March 7th | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This lecture will discuss the ancient battle as we understand it from surviving literary sources like Polybius and will present what the new archaeological finds have revealed about the conflict and its combatants, the early legionaries of Rome and the mercenary forces of Carthage.

Registration will open one week prior to the forum.

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