By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– San Bernardino County Museum historic sites in Redlands and Rancho Cucamonga will celebrate the holiday season with special events on Saturday, December 6.
The Asistencia in Redlands is joining with their neighbors for the Redlands Heritage Park Christmas Celebration on December 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Asistencia was established in 1819 as part of the Mission San Gabriel’s Rancho San Bernardino. The ranch buildings were in ruins when they were acquired by San Bernardino County; restoration as an asistencia took place between 1926 and 1937. It is recognized as California State Historical Landmark #42. During the celebration, admission to the Asistencia (regularly $5/adult, $4/senior or military, and $2.50/child) will be half price. Visitors will enjoy tours, decorations, music, hot mulled cider, and crafts and games for children. The Asistencia is at 26930 Barton Road in Redlands; for information, call (909) 793-5402.
The John Rains House in Rancho Cucamonga will have its annual “Old-fashioned Christmas at the historic Rains House” on December 6 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Guests can tour the Civil War-era house, which will be decorated for the holidays, and enjoy traditional refreshments. A donation of $3 per adult and $2 for children ages 5 to 11 is suggested. Tickets are available at the door. John Rains and his wife, Maria Merced Rains, built this fired-brick house from local clay in 1860. It is located at 8810 Hemlock. For more information, call (909) 989-4970. The Rains House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.