Pioneer Sewing Day at the Rains House

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By Staff Reports 

(Victor Valley)– Registration is now open for Pioneer Sewing Day at the John Rains House in Rancho Cucamonga. The workshop for children ages 5 and above is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $20 per child or participating adult, or $5 for a non-participating adult. The fee includes admission to the Rains House and all supplies. Registration forms are available at the Rains House, at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands, and online at .

During the workshop, children will learn some basic sewing techniques, including how to sew on a button. They will also make and embroider a drawstring pouch to take home.

Visitors will also be able to tour the historic Rains House. The home of John and Maria Merced Rains was constructed on the Rancho Cucamonga in 1860 of bricks made from red clay adjacent to the house site. Tar from the brea pits in Orange County provided waterproofing for the flat roof, and an open flume carried water from nearby springs through the kitchen, into the patio, and under the house, providing cooling for the structure. Today, the house is furnished in Victorian style.

Pioneer Sewing Day at the Rains House and the County Museum’s other exciting events and exhibits reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.

The John Rains House is a historic site of the San Bernardino County Museum at 8810 Hemlock in Rancho Cucamonga. General admission is $5 (adult), $4 (military or senior), and $2.50 (student and child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit The Rains House is accessible to persons with disabilities.


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