This Thursday, May 18, Riversiders can step inside the Museum of Riverside, which has been closed since 2017. Museum staff has been cataloging the artifacts in its collection and moving them into storage in anticipation of a planned $15 million renovation and expansion funded by Measure Z.
At Thursday’s “Open Lobby” event, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., museum staff and architects from Pfeiffer Partners will be on hand to show plans for the renovation and renderings of the draft design.
Renovation plans include rehabilitation of the 1912 building, originally home to the Post Office, and the construction of a two-story expansion. The expansion would increase the museum’s space by about 40% and continue beautifying Riverside’s arts district along Mission Inn Ave.