OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS AT THE RAINS HOUSE
The Rains house, a historic site of the San Bernardino County
Museum in Rancho Cucamonga, will be the site of an Old-Fashioned
Christmas on Friday and Saturday, December 3 and 4, from 5:00
p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The event is a fundraiser for the Casa de Rancho Cucamonga Historical
Society, which supports programs and preservation efforts at the
historical Rains House. The event includes tours of the historic
home, which will be decorated seasonally. Hot cider and home-baked
ginger cookies will be served, and guests will enjoy traditional
Rancho Cucamonga was established by the Mission San Gabriel as
a cattle-grazing outpost. The 13,000-acre rancho was granted to
Tiburcio Tapia in 1839 and was sold to John Rains in 1858. The
Rains House was built of fired brick in 1860. The original house
had an entry hall, a parlor, three bedrooms, and a patio area
flanked by a dining room, kitchen, and guest rooms. Vineyards
around the Rains House, some of which were planted as early as
1839, helped establish Cucamonga as a premiere source of wine
The Rains House is at the northeast corner of Vineyard and Hemlock
in Rancho Cucamonga. Parking is free.
Donations of $3 for adults and $2 for children ages 5 to 11 are
requested for the Old-Fashioned Christmas event. For more information,
call (909) 989-4970.