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 it's 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."
On view September 7, 2017 - February 26, 2018
Private Member Only Opening September 7, 2017 5:00 p.m.
Public Opening September 7, 2017 6:00 p.m.
Mission Inn Museum Hours 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
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).
Between 1903 and 1931, the Millers, under the leadership of eldest son Frank, transformed a small, adobe boarding house into the Mission Inn, a grand destination hotel that quickly turn it into Riverside’s social center and civic hub. During his tenure, Frank Miller, known as the Master of the Inn, attracted guests and visitors from around the world including artists, writers, intellectuals, social activists, Hollywood stars, royalty, and U.S. presidents.
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.