vent date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Seniors ages 60 and older will be admitted to the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands at no cost on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 during regular museum hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free admission for seniors is made possible by a contribution from Mike Pichardo of Pichardo Benefit Services. All other museum visitors are welcome at regular admission prices.
“I have been serving the seniors of San Bernardino County for 10 years with their Medicare insurance needs,” said Pichardo. “I was delighted that so many seniors were able to visit the museum last month at no cost, and I’m pleased to be able to sponsor another free admission day for seniors this June.”
While at the museum, visitors can see three new temporary exhibits. “Spider Woman’s Legacy” features Navajo rugs and blankets dating from the turn of the last century to the mid-twentieth century. “Turn Left at the Rockies” explores mountain men from 1826 to 1850 and their contributions to the history and development of San Bernardino County and Southern California. The “Remember Ramps” showcases technology, from telephones to typewriters, letting visitors use their own memories of everyday objects to create stories amongst themselves.
The museum’s new curator of history, Jennifer Dickerson, will give an illustrated lecture at 11 a.m. titled “Creating Riverside County from San Bernardino County.” This presentation is included with museum admission.
Spider Woman’s Legacy, Remember Ramps, Turn Left at the Rockies, and the County Museum’s other exciting events and exhibits reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.
The San Bernardino County Museum is at 2024 Orange Tree Lane, 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 $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (children ages 5 to 12). Children under 5 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.