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Adobe Day at Museum Historic Site in Yucaipa

Families can literally make history at the Yucaipa Adobe in Yucaipa on Saturday, November 5, during “Adobe Day” from 11am to 2pm. Organized by the San Bernardino County Museum’s education and history divisions, this living history event is free of charge.

“Come experience work and play like Californians did in the 1800s,” said Museum Educator Nancy Kirkwood. “Visitors of all ages will be able to beat a rug, clean clothes with a tub and washboard, and cross-stitch a bookmark. You can also make an adobe brick, play old-time games, dip a candle, and create a whirly gig or corn husk doll to take home.”

The historic Yucaipa Adobe will also be open for tours. California State Historical Landmark #528, this museum historic site was owned once by James Waters, the noted hunter, trapper, and mountaineer. The adobe home and ranch were purchased in 1869 by John Dunlap, a Texascattleman. Today, the adobe contains furnishings from the 1840s rancho era through the late nineteenth century. It is surrounded by landscaped grounds, and visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch during Adobe Day.

The Yucaipa Adobe is at 32183 Kentucky Street in Yucaipa, just north of Interstate 10. For more information, call (909) 795-3485 or (909) 307-2669 ext. 271, or visit 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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