Working With Leather At The County Museum

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– On Saturday, July 27, visitors to the San Bernardino County Museum will have the chance to work with leather and learn about the history of leatherwork in California. The activity, part of the museum’s Avoid Summer Brain Drain program, runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is included with paid museum admission.

Chuck England, owner of Tandy Leather Company in San Bernardino, will offer visitors a leatherwork activity and present leather history using real cattle hides, rawhides and treated leather goods. Visitors will be invited to make a keychain fob using leatherworking tools and their own creative style. Additional activities will include art-making and boards games appropriate for the whole family.

“We’re excited to offer this program to our visitors”, said Jolene Redvale, the museum’s curator of education. “This is a generous offer from a member of our local community, interested in sharing knowledge about the significance of leather products in California’s history.”

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 $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, 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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