Event Date: March 22, 2018

5:00-6:00 p.m. Members Hour

6:00-8:00 p.m. Public Reception 

The Mission Inn Foundation and Museum will be celebrating women’s history and contributions with its next exhibition, Women of the Mission Inn, opening on Thursday, March 22 and running through August 31, 2018.

Foundation members are invited to an early viewing from 5:00-6:00 p.m. on March 22, with a public reception following from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Drinks and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. The Mission Inn Museum is located at 3696 Main Street in the National Historic Landmark Mission Inn Hotel & Spa. 

Despite a history of up’s and down’s, the Mission Inn has always held a special status in Riverside. From its development in the late 19th century to its success in the early 20th century, women have played a vital role at the Mission Inn and in Riverside.

The exhibition will feature a variety of objects from the Foundation’s collection including archival material, photographs, May Spiller’s infamous hats, aviation artifacts, and personal affects from the featured historical figures.

For more information on this exhibition and related programs at the Museum, please contact Danielle Trynoski.

Images Top-Bottom: May Spiller, late 20th century. DeWitt Hutchings and Amelia Earhart at the Mission Inn, February 3, 1936. Marion Clark Miller by the Companario, c. late 1930's.