Discovery Day at the Yucaipa Adobe
Join San Bernardino County Museum Curator of History Michele Nielsen for a “Discovery Day” at the Yucaipa Adobe in Yucaipa on Friday, September 17 at 1pm. This one-hour tour is open to public and free of charge.
Nielsen will give visitors an up-close look at the artifacts at the site, and discuss their importance in the telling of history. Guests will also have a chance to learn how to care for their own family treasures in order to preserve them for the future.
“Artifacts, whether large enough to fill an airplane hangar, or small enough to fit in your hand, have the power to tell us something about the past,” said Nielsen. “Objects in the collection at the Yucaipa Adobe, from kitchen equipment to sewing equipment, are part of our history. Many families have special treasures, from quilts and coverlets, to jewelry, or even things like farm equipment or mixing bowls with a special meaning, a special story to tell. Their part in your family history is worth preserving. Simple, easy steps you can take now, will prolong the life of your family treasures, ensuring future generations can get enjoyment and family connection from them. We will look at care, handling and storage techniques you can use today that will make a difference for tomorrow.”
A table will be set up for a mini demonstration using things like archival acid free storage containers. Resource hand-outs will help everyone learn about caring for their treasures, and how they can obtain the needed supplies.
One of the San Bernardino County Museum historic sites, 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. 240, or visit www.sbcountymuseum.org.