Museum Open Columbus Day Monday

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)–The San Bernardino County Museum will be open on the Columbus Day holiday, Monday October 8, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular museum admission fees apply.

Museum visitors will enjoy three floors of exhibits focused on the cultural and natural history of inland Southern California and the southwest, including archaeology and anthropology, geology and paleontology, history, and biological sciences. Also on view are two special exhibits.

“Art and Artifact,” showing in the museum’s Fisk Gallery, juxtaposes works of art from the museum collections with three-dimensional artifacts from the history collections that relate to the art works. “Art and Artifact” will close on November 4.

“The Fabrics of Our Past” in the museum’s Crossroads in History gallery features textiles and fashions from the 1860s to the 1960s with costumes, accessories, and historical photographs from the museum collections. The exhibit will be open through January 6, 2013.

The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. 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. 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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