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How Did They Use That?


3/16/2012 - How Did They Use That?


 


News Release                   Date:    February 6, 2012

Contact:            Jennifer Reynolds, Media Specialist • (909) 307-2669 ext. 278 • jreynolds@sbcm.sbcounty.gov

                        Michele Nielsen, Curator of History • (909) 307-2669 ext. 240 • mnielsen@sbcm.sbcounty.gov




For release:     Immediately

Event date: Friday, March 16, 2012

Event place: Redlands

 

History Program at the County Museum

How do older technologies stack up against today’s electronic gadgetry? Find out in an interactive presentation, “How Did They Use That,” with San Bernardino County Museum Curator of History Michele Nielsen at the San Bernardino County Museum on Friday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m. The presentation is included with paid museum admission.

 

“Come explore objects from our study collection and try your hand at a few older technologies. While we enjoy communicating with our hand-held phones today, people living in the past communicated well, too—just in a different way,” said Nielsen.

 

“When you think it over, people living long ago wanted many of the same things we want today like clothing to wear, hair styles that reflect the latest trends, good-tasting food, and ways to communicate with other people,” she continued. “In the past, people did many of the same things we do today, just using different tools. Those tools are the focus of our presentation.”

 

“And we’ll get ready for our upcoming April exhibit, ‘Fabrics of Our Past,’ too. Have you studied a pair of socks lately? What are the socks made out of? Do you know how they were actually woven?” said Nielsen. “We’ll also take a look at making wearables the old-fashioned way.”

 

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 am to 5pm. General admission is $8 (adult), $6 (military or senior), $5 (student), 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.

 


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