Museum Announces Sabre-toothed Cat Fossils Discovered in Las Vegas

An ancient and deadly hunter, itself the focus of a hunt lasting nearly a century, has finally come to light in the Nevada desert. Fossils of the extinct sabre-toothed cat, famed icon of the Ice Ages, have at last been discovered in the Tule Springs region north of Las Vegas, Nevada. Paleontologists from the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands, California reported the exciting new finds this week. The California museum team has been combing the... Read More

Paper Trails at County Museum

“Paper Trails—telling our stories with paper and ink” will open in the San Bernardino County Museum’s Fisk Gallery on December 4. This special exhibit invites visitors to explore paper-based artifacts from the museum’s history archives that managed to survive until today. The exhibit is included in museum general admission. “How many times in a day do you throw away a slip of paper with a note on it, a letter you received, a movie ticket,... Read More

Flights of Fancy at the San Bernardino County Museum

Life in the air—birds and butterflies, waterfowl and wetlands, outdoor sporting and environmental education— will all take center stage during Flights of Fancy at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands on the weekend before Thanksgiving. The event includes a field trip to wildlife refuges, a gala evening reception, the first west coast exhibition of the top entries from the Federal Duck Stamp competition, Junior Duck Stamp entries, and two... Read More

Finding ET: The Search for Life in the Universe at County Museum

People love ETs. In stories and movies, aliens from other places in the universe are more popular than dinosaurs. The real situation is rather different, as Jere Lipps will discuss in a guest lecture at the San Bernardino County Museum on Wednesday evening, September 26. The lecture, “Finding ET: The Search for Life in the Universe,” is offered free to the public and starts at 7:30 p.m. “Life may exist or have existed on Mars or on the icy moons... Read More

ArtFest Workshops at The San Bernardino County Museum

The San Bernardino County Museum will hold ArtFest art making workshops with a Dia de Los Muertos theme on Saturday, September 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The focus of the workshops will be comic book and graphic novel creation and watercolor techniques. The workshops are free with paid museum admission. Activities are sponsored by The James Irvine Foundation as a part of the museum’s ArtMuse grant initiative. Artist and photographer Terry... Read More

San Bernardino County Museum Open Labor Day Monday

The San Bernardino County Museum will be open on the Labor Day holiday, Monday, September 3, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular museum admission fees apply. Museum visitors will enjoy three floors of exhibits focused on the cultural and natural history of inland Southern California and the southwest, including archaeology and anthropology, geology and paleontology, history, and biological sciences. Also on view are three special exhibits. “Art... Read More

Clifford J. Walker will give a guest lecture, “Indian Slave Trade in the old Southwest,” at the San Bernardino County Museum

Guest Lecture, “Indian Slave Trade” Clifford J. Walker will give a guest lecture, “Indian Slave Trade in the old Southwest,” at the San Bernardino County Museum on Wednesday evening, June 27, at 7:30 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public. Walker, the author of “gone the Way of the Earth: Indian Slave Trade in the old Southwest,” and “Back Door to California: The Story of the Mojave River Trail,” is a historian who teaches... Read More