(Victor Valley)–On Saturday May 21, families can make history at the Yucaipa Adobe in Yucaipa during “Adobe Day” from 11am to 2pm. This living history event is a fun way to get a taste of our past and is free of charge.
“Come experience work and play like Californians did in the 1800s,” said Museum Educator Nancy Kirkwood. “Visitors of all ages will be able to beat a rug, clean clothes with a tub and washboard, and cross-stitch a bookmark. You can also make an adobe brick to take home, play old-time games, dip a candle, and create a whirly gig or corn husk doll to play with.”
The historic Yucaipa Adobe will also be open for tours. A California State Historical Landmark #528, this museum historic site was owned once by James Waters, the noted hunter, trapper, and mountaineer. The adobe home and ranch were purchased in 1869 by John Dunlap, a Texas cattleman. Today, the adobe contains furnishings from the 1840s rancho era through the late nineteenth century. It is surrounded by landscaped grounds, and visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch during Adobe Day.
The Yucaipa Adobe, a San Bernardino County Museum historic site, is at 32183 Kentucky Street in Yucaipa, just north of Interstate 10. For more information, call (909) 795-3485 or (909) 307-2669 ext. 271, or visit www.sbcountymuseum.org.