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:: Three Dimensional Artifacts Collection
Tiffany Favrile vase, Tiffany Studios, New York Belonged to Frank A. Miller, Gift of Mrs. Frank A. Miller

The Three-Dimensional Artifact Collections include: citrus picking/packing related tools and equipment, household furnishings, and fine and decorative arts. The Citrus Industry three-dimensional artifacts include packinghouse machinery, grove implements, and other associated artifacts.

Furnishings and fine and decorative arts with a Riverside provenance include Arts and Crafts and Victorian period decorative arts, such as a signed Tiffany vase owned by Frank Miller. 

Citrus Heritage Quilt (1893) The 1893 silk, satin and velvet ‘crazy quilt’ was made by Riverside resident Mrs. E. M. Sheldon.  She featured the navel orange and Riverside, California in the central block, surrounded by California poppies and pepper boughs.

Among the Museum’s works of art are the oil paintings of Riverside residents by California Impressionist artist C.W. Tanner of Judge Miguel Estudillo and his wife Minerva, Hovsep Pushman’s painting of Frank Miller and local scenes “Riverside’s Chinatown” by Lillian Whaite and “From Easter Mountain” by Tonio Whaite. The other collections are historic tools, dolls, Riverside Chinatown and Spring Rancheria Native American archaeological collections, historic industrial tools and equipment of local significance, and business machines.

The History Textiles and Costumes Collection has a number of historic quilts and coverlets including the Citrus Heritage Quilt (1893) and a rare embroidered blanket by Allis Miller (1818).  Twenty of the Museum’s quilts were made by three generations from one family that moved to Riverside in the early 20th Century. The Costumes in the collection encompass the 19th to 20th Centuries, featuring ceremonial and work garments worn by Riverside residents.


For information about the History Collection
Curator of History, Dean Ayer
Historic Resources and Archives, Kevin Hallaran

For information about historic quilts, coverlets, and other textiles
Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Brenda Buller-Focht, Ph.D.


History Collections
Main Museum Hours
Tues-Wed-Fri 9 - 5 pm
Thursday 9 - 9 pm
Saturday 10 - 5 pm
Sunday 11 - 5 pm
Closed Major Holidays
Heritage House Hours
Sept - June
(Opens after Labor Day)
Friday 12 - 3 pm
Sat - Sun 12 - 3:30 pm