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The Importance of Museum Collections

10/6/2007 - The Importance of Museum Collections

"The Importance of Museum Collections" with Museum Director

The county museum cares for more than two million objects in its permanent collections. Specimens and artifacts range from a steam locomotive to fossil mouse teeth. Join Museum Director Robert McKernan on Saturday, October 6 for an afternoon lecture "The Importance of Museum Collections," at the San Bernardino County Museum at 2:00 p.m. This lecture is free with museum admission.

"The cultural and natural heritage of our region is represented by our collections," said Robert McKernan. "Each object represents authentic evidence of our region's past, present, and even future. Through active research, interpretive programs, collections management, and exhibits, the museum engages the public in learning about inland Southern California and the southwest. The more we 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 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

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.



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