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Curator will lead tour at historic Rains House

2/22/2013 - Curator will lead tour at historic Rains House


News Release                          Date: February 18, 2013

Contact: Jennifer Reynolds, Media Specialist • (909) 307-2669 ext. 278 •

                Michele Nielsen, Curator of History • (909) 307-2669 ext. 240 •

For release: Immediately

Event date: Friday, February 22


Curator leads walking tour at historic Rains House


San Bernardino County Museum Curator of History Michele Nielsen will lead a special walking tour at the John Rains House in Rancho Cucamonga on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. The tour will focus on the fascinating history of the site, the Rains family, and the fired brick home. Discover some of the building’s special features and learn about how it was saved from destruction by a dedicated group of students and adults who saw this historic treasure as an important part of our regional story. This program is offered at no charge.


“The Rains House is truly a gem of our county, a part of our region’s early history,” said Nielsen. “We will examine the building materials and techniques used to construct this beautiful building, one of the oldest fired brick structures remaining in our county. We’ll also delve back in time to find out more about life in our region in the 1860s, when the Rains House was first built and occupied.”


The John Rains House, a San Bernardino County Museum historic site, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located at 8810 Hemlock in Rancho Cucamonga. Parking is free. For more information, visit The site 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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