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

Mohonk Mountain House: 150 Years of Stewardship and Service

Wednesday, April 25th | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join fifth-generation family members, Tom Smiley, co-vice president and director of properties, Eric Gullickson (whose great-great-grand uncle purchased the property in 1869), co-vice president and general manager, and Roby Gullickson, entertainment director, as they share the history, values, and vision that has contributed to the creation of the Mohonk Mountain House.

Drawing on historic images and family stories, they will provide a deeper insight into the foundations of this national historic landmark, as well as the vision that is propelling Mohonk into the future.

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

The Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve

Wednesday, May 2nd | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Once in a generation, we get an opportunity to forever save an incredible place. For previous generations, it was the Marin Headlands, Big Sur, the Santa Monica Mountains. For our generation, it's the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve

Don’t miss this very special opportunity to go inside the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve; the gift that made it happen, why this place is so special, and the Conservancy’s work to develop a new nature preserve in this majestic location.

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

Our Towns

Wednesday, May 16th | 8 pm at the University of Redlands Memorial Chapel

Jim & Deb Fallows return to Redlands as a stop on their national book tour for their new book OUR TOWNS: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America. Moderated by A.K. Smiley Library Director Emeritus Dr. Larry Burgess with an introduction by Esri Founder and President Jack Dangermond, hear firsthand about the journey California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. describes as, “In the tradition of John Steinbeck and Studs Terkel, the Fallows have crisscrossed the country in search of the extraordinary strength and character of ordinary people and places. What they’ve found—in towns we know and others off the beaten path—should give us all great hope for the future.”

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