About Us

The Yucaipa Valley Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of the history of Yucaipa, Oak Glen, and Calimesa.  The society maintains a repository for collections, artifacts, records, photographs and documents of local history in its efforts to promote the cultural heritage of the communities.

History of the Society

In the beginning, in 1977, there were two independently active historical groups in the valley, the Historical Research Group, and the Yucaipa Valley Historical Society. The society incorporated as a non-profit, public benefit corporation on July 25, 1984.  The Old Fire Station Museum served as the first museum for the Historical Research Group. The two groups merged in 2003, and two years later acquired the stewardship of the Mousley Museum of Natural History, now converted and retitled the Mousley Museum of Yucaipa History.  Originally built by Louis B. Mousley (1904-1981) to display his collection of shells, gems and minerals, it eventually was dedicated as a branch of the San Bernardino County Museums in September, 1970.   Mr. Mousley bequeathed the property to the San Bernardino County Museums upon his death in 1981.

Board of Directors
Executive Board Directors
President - Beverley Coffin
Vice President - Operations - Claire Marie Teeters
Vice President - Administration - Steve Maurer
Secretary - Ken Dowell
Treasurer - Hank Cobb

Fire Station - Tom Ziech
Ways and Means - Barbara Dowell
Alumni - Kandie Cansler
Parliamentarian - Marjorie Ford
Historian - David Stirdivant
Displays & Photos - open
   
Board meetings are held the third Wednesday at 5:30pm in the lecture room of the Mousley Museum of Yucaipa History at 35308 Panorama Drive in the City of Yucaipa.  Should a holiday fall on that day, the Executive Board will set another date and time for that month's meeting.  All Society Members are welcome to attend.
   
  Website - Sahara Quinn