The Riverside Museum Associates are passionate about the rich, diverse, and unique history of Riverside
We believe that it needs to be preserved and shared with future generations and we have learned that the more you immerse yourself in this history, the more you get involved. To meet this mission, the RMA was founded to support the Riverside Metropolitan Museum--the primary steward of regional history. The Museum preserves the history of the Region’s contributions to America’s growth—the stories of the people, the land, the events—and shares this heritage by providing inspiring educational programs, performing ground breaking scientific research, and by the care, study, and exhibition of the collections entrusted to them.
Your donations help us to support:
Harada House Interpretive Center
The National Historic Landmark Harada House is among the most significant and powerful civil rights landmarks in California.
This site and the story of the Harada Family embody local, state, national, and international issues of civil and individual rights, democracy, immigration, assimilation, and citizenship.
The Harada story is about one family, who through legal battles and internment of Japanese of American citizens during WWII, pursued their desire to achieve the American Dream. The story is so important that the Harada House was designated a National Historic Landmark in December of 1990. Donations to this project help ensure preservation of the site, collections, and stories and will ensure that the pivotal lessons of history will continue to be accessible for all peoples.
Heritage House is a house museum. The house was built in 1891 and is used to show what life was like in early Riverside. Donations to this site help us keep the site in good repair for future generations. Operated by our all-volunteer docents, we provide tours of the home, events for the public taking them back to the 1890s, and school tours for third graders as part of their local history lessons.