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Museum of Riverside

Riverside, California

The Museum of Riverside serves as the steward of Riverside’s history, housing collections of cultural artifacts and archival material. A department of the City of Riverside, the museum manages historic sites like the Harada House, a National Historic Landmark, and the Heritage House, a Victorian house museum recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. Since it became a Smithsonian Affiliate in 2008, the Museum of Riverside has hosted the annual Smithsonian Week in Riverside, which brings in Smithsonian scholars for lectures and public programs. It continues to collaborate with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History on annual citizen science events.