Event date: SATURDAY, MARCH 19
Event Place: Redlands, CA
Gallery Talk will introduce Cultural Record-keeping
Robin Laska, associate curator of archaeology at the San Bernardino County Museum, will present an informal gallery talk on Saturday, March 19 at 1:00 p.m. on the topic, "What is the A.I.C?" The talk is free with museum general admission.
The AIC is the Archaeological Information Center at the San Bernardino County Museum. This center, part of a state-wide system under the jurisdiction of the State Historic Preservation Officer, maintains confidential records of prehistoric and historic sites in San Bernardino County.
"Records in the AIC are considered confidential data to help assure the preservation of the archaeological and historical sites they describe," explained Laska. "However, qualified researchers and planners are not only allowed access to these records, they are encouraged to use them to help assure that development and other land-use issues do not impact our cultural heritage."
During her talk, Laska will discuss the science of archaeology itself and demonstrate a typical records search, explaining how they are done and why they are necessary.
Robin Laska was born in San Bernardino and graduated from Pomona High School, Victor Valley College, and Cal State San Bernardino. She served as an intern in anthropology at the San Bernardino County Museum while she was a student, and was hired by the museum in 1989. Married, she now lives in Apple Valley and commutes to the museum through historic Cajon Pass
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays and holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 (adult), $5 (senior or student) and $4 (child aged 5-12). Children under 5 and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free, and the facility is handicapped-accessible. Lunch, snacks, and beverages are available at the museum’s Garden Café from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org or call (909) 307-2669 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462.