The Mission Inn Museum features permanent, temporary and virtual exhibits. The onsite permanent exhibit in the Mission Inn Museum details the history of the Mission Inn and its founder Frank Miller, as well as featuring the collections of the Mission Inn Foundation and Museum. Temporary exhibits have featured "The Music of the Mission Inn", "Catacombs - Myth and Reality" and "By the Seat of their Pants - Aviation - Mission Inn - March Field."
WOMEN OF THE MISSION INN
March 22-August 31, 2018
Opening Thursday, March 22, 2018
5:00-6:00 p.m. Members Hour Reception
6:00-8:00 p.m. Public Reception
Mission Inn Museum Hours 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily
Monthly Riverside Arts Walk April 5, 2018 6:00-9:00 p.m.Left: Marion Clark Miller, mid-late 1930's in front of the CompanarioBelow Left: May Spiller with one of her famous hats, date unknown, late 20th centuryBelow Right: Hotel guest Amelia Earhart with DeWitt Hutchings and the hotel's famous macaws, c. 1936
Questions or requests for additional information should be sent to Karen Raines, Curator of History.
The Roberts’ Years: The Rebirth of the Mission Inn September 7, 2017 - February 27, 2018
The Mission Inn does better when it is owned by a family. Indeed, the hotel’s greatest successes are bookended by the ownership of two families: the Millers (1876 – 1956) and the Roberts (1992 – today).
Despite those “in-between” years—in between its glory days and its rebirth—Duane and Kelly Roberts’ deft leadership has made today’s Mission Inn Hotel & Spa a hotel once again worthy of its National Historic Landmark designation.
The Roberts’ Years: The Rebirth of the Mission Inn is the third and final exhibit in a three-part series celebrating the non-profit Mission Inn Foundation’s 40th anniversary. This exhibit explores the Mission Inn’s renaissance and the transformation it has undergone during the Roberts’ years.
Behind the Fence: The Renovation Years March 2 - July 31, 2017
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Mission Inn Foundation and Museum - the second in a three-part exhibit series.
Preserving the Legacy: Birth of the Mission Inn Foundation and a National Historic Landmark September 26, 2016 - January 31, 2017
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Mission Inn Foundation and Museum - the first in a three-part exhibit series.
California Here We Come! Romance, Identity, and Boosterism in Southern California March 3 - September 1, 2016
Examined Southern California from the 1850s to the present day through themes including travel, leisure, advertising, optimism, despair, race, ethnicity, and the unparalleled and unrelenting human capacity to hope for a better tomorrow even in the midst of a chaotic today.