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.

Kimberly Crest: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Aunt and Bob reading

Tuesday, April 22nd | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Attention Redlands natives! If you’ve ever strolled in Prospect Part, you’ve probably experienced the grand presence of Kimberly Crest. But have you ever wondered about its origin?

If so, join Tom Sutter, co-author of the book The Kimberlys: A Glimpse at One Family’s Years in North America, at a Redlands Forum on April 22, 2014, to hear the story of Redlands’ most important mansion. Sutter will share photographs and explain how key figures Helen Cheney Kimberly and Emma Kimberly Shirk created this iconic historic building.

This forum is currently at capacity.

The Tramp and the Roughrider II: An Evening in Bridalveil Meadow


Tuesday, April 29th & Wednesday, April 30th | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Yosemite Speaks: The Story of How American Conservation Began

In 1903, two men took a three-day camping trip in Yosemite, California, and forged the legacy of National Parks in the U.S. Those two men were President Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir, first president of the Sierra Club.

On April 29, 2014, the Redlands Forum will present this drama in a fascinating one-act play written by Lee Stetson called The Tramp and the Roughrider II: An Evening in Bridalveil Meadow. This is the sequel to Stetson’s acclaimed original play The Tramp and the Roughrider: An Evening at Glacier Point, that re-enacts the crucial conversations that led to preserving some of the most valuable wilderness on the planet.

Due to the popularity of this event, the presentation is offered twice. Please register only for the night that you plan to attend.

Tuesday, April 29th
Wednesday, April 30th

Save the Date

Monday, May 12th
Dr. Scott Stevens

Wednesday, May 28th
June Hudson, Costume Designer for BBC programs

The Redlands Forum fall season will begin on Thursday, September 11th!


Most programs take place in the Esri Conference Center, 380 New York St., Redlands, CA 92373. Esri campus map


Seating is limited, so register now or call 909-748-8011 to ensure your reservation.


You can e-mail your questions, or
contact the Esri event coordinator at
909-793-2853, ext. 5248.

Past Events

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