(Victor Valley)–This Saturday, December 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors can explore toys and tools made and used in traditional times by the Serrano Indian people of the San Bernardino Valley. This Family Fun Day is designed for families with children ages 3 and above. Activities are included with paid museum admission.
“This fun event gives families a chance to see how people played and worked differently in the past,” said Jolene Redvale, curator of education. “Visitors will work with tools, play various games, and make a toy to take home.”
The local Indian people made use of plants for a vast number of uses— tools, shelter, clothing, food, and toys. The people had a deep knowledge of the many ways in which plants were used for everyday activities. For example, yucca leaves provided fiber to make into string and rope to make sandals, in weaving baskets, for lashing poles as a foundation for a shelter, and in making fishing nets.
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.