|Museum Director to Discuss Museum Collections
Robert McKernan, director of the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands, will give a presentation on “The Importance of Museum Collections” on Sunday, October 23 at 2:00 p.m. The presentation, which will be held in the museum’s Fisk Gallery, is free with museum admission.
The county museum cares for more than 1 million objects in its permanent collections. Specimens and artifacts range from a steam locomotive to fossil mouse teeth. “The cultural and natural heritage of our region is represented by our collections,” said McKernan. “Each object has a powerful story to tell, and each represents authentic evidence of our region’s past, present, and even future.”
McKernan’s presentation is one in a series of public lectures, gallery talks, and workshops scheduled throughout the year at the museum. “Through active research, interpretive programs, collections management, and exhibits, the museum seeks to engage the public in learning about inland Southern California and the southwest,” said McKernan. “We live in an incredibly interesting and diverse area that’s undergoing changes and challenges. The more we all can learn about our past, the better we can make informed and sensitive decisions about the future.”
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $6 (adult), $5 (student or senior), and $4 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org.
The San Bernardino County Museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is (909) 307-2669 ext. 229 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462.