LIFESTYLEHistorical Resources

Yucaipa has a storied history dating back hundreds of years. By the time Yucaipa had incorporated, many of the community’s original structures were no longer standing. However, remnants of Yucaipa’s past remain in the built environment and memories of residents. These include some of the original streets, lot patterns, and historic buildings. Historic buildings include:

  • Woman’s Club, built in the 1920s
  • Growers Cooperative, built in the 1910s
  • Casa Blanca Ranch, original ranch house dating to 1880
  • Cherry Croft School, the first school in Yucaipa
  • Yucaipa Adobe, the oldest structure in San Bernardino County
  • Mousley Museum, built in the 1920s
  • Yucaipa Bank, built in the 1920s

The Yucaipa Valley Historical Society is a California nonprofit, public-benefit corporation, founded in 1977 and incorporated on July 25, 1984. The Historical Society was incorporated to preserve the history of Yucaipa Valley and be a repository for collections, artifacts, records, pictures, and writings that depict the valley’s history. Several museums within Yucaipa document the history of the community: