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

Dr. Nathan Gonzales

Tuesday, February 20th | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Abraham Lincoln has been an ever-present staple of American life since the Civil War. His visage, along with ideas about his character, has been something cited by multiple generations for a myriad of wide-ranging purposes. “Everybody Loves Lincoln” will explore the different ways President Lincoln has been used over more than 150 years, from apotheosis in 1865 to selling consumer goods in 2018. Your guide on this journey will be Dr. Nathan Gonzales, archivist and head of special collections at A.K. Smiley Public Library in Redlands.

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

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.

Registration will open one week prior to the forum.

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