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Needlework demonstration at the County Museum

sbcmuseum entryMembers of the Inland Empire Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will demonstrate and display embroidery and needlepoint techniques on Sunday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the San Bernardino County Museum. The local Embroiderers Guild chapter has met at the museum monthly since the 1990s to inspire interest in the craft and to introduce it to the next generation.

“The Museum has historic textiles in both its history and its anthropology collections,” said Jennifer Dickerson, the museum’s curator of history. “Needlework, whether for decorative or practical purposes, was an essential skill in the past for creating and maintaining clothing and household goods. By demonstrating the actual making of these pieces, the Embroiders Guild helps connect our collection to the techniques that went into their production.”

Demonstrations, hands-on learning, 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 San Bernardino County Museum is at 2024 Orange Tree Lane, at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Needlework demonstrations are is included with museum admission. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.

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