Girl Scouts bring holiday cheer to Somerford Place!

Girl Scouts of all ages participated in a Holiday Slumber Party at the historic Burrage Mansion in Redlands on December 13-14.  But the festivities included more than baking and decorating holiday cookies; more than  crafts; and more than movies, popcorn, pizza and good, old fashioned fun. The Girl Scouts also dedicated their evening to bringing lots of holiday cheer to the residents of Somerford Place!  The … Continue reading Girl Scouts bring holiday cheer to Somerford Place!

History and Mystery: The fascinating story of the Burrage Mansion

The mansion’s enigmatic history makes for a fitting backdrop to our upcoming Murder Mystery Dinner fundraiser. It all began in the year 1900, when Mr. Albert Cameron Burrage of Massachusetts – a Harvard University graduate and “copper king” of Boston – purchased the 17.57 acre lot by telegram for the sum of $17,500 from the Redlands Orange Grove and Water Company. Mr. Burrage began construction in 1901 … Continue reading History and Mystery: The fascinating story of the Burrage Mansion