|Pictorial Guide to Natural Disasters
A new exhibit “Living on the Edge,” opens at the San Bernardino County Museum on Saturday, March 17. Visitors will get an opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at the exhibit when Senior Curator of Geological Sciences Kathleen Springer and Curator of History Michele Nielsen give a special gallery talk, “Pictorial Guide to Natural Disasters” on Sunday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. The exhibit and the gallery talk are free with museum admission.
This exhibit examines fires, floods, earthquakes, mud flows, and their sources in the natural world, all based in the geologic and biological make-up of our region. The human component of disasters, including disaster preparedness and what some communities are doing to equip themselves to successfully “live on the edge,” are also featured in the exhibit. In their gallery talk, Springer and Nielsen will present an action-packed historical review of natural disasters in the inland Southern California.
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays and holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 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 or TDD (909) 792-1462.