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A new exhibit at the San Bernardino County Museum, “Worth a Thousand Words: Images from the Sun-Telegram and the Redlands Daily Facts Negative Collections,” will be the subject of a gallery talk by Museum Archivist Michele Nielsen on Saturday, July 10, at 1:00 p.m. The talk and exhibit tour are free with museum general admission.

Michele Nielsen is the curatorial assistant in the archives of the San Bernardino County Museum. She is a graduate of the University of Redlands and is finishing her M. A. degree in American Studies at Claremont Graduate University. She is a resident of Redlands.

“Worth a Thousand Words” is an exhibit of photographs printed from negatives shot between the 1950s and the 1970s by newspaper photographers for the San Bernardino Sun-Telegram and the Redlands Daily Facts. The fifty images on exhibit are a sample of more than 12,000 negatives in the collection. Nielsen will explain why images from this period of time are important reflections of distinct periods of contemporary history, and discuss the process of selecting representative photographs for the exhibit. She will offer details specific to the images in the exhibit, and tips for looking at photographic images in general.

“The Inland Empire Archival Heritage Center at the county museum was formed to assure that photographs, documents, and other archival material relevant to this region are preserved, studied, and shared with the public,” said Nielsen. “The project is funded in part by a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services with the support of Jerry Lewis, representing California’s 41st congressional district. During the program, I’ll talk more about the Heritage Center and how it will serve the Inland Empire.”

The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays and holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 (adult), $5 (senior or student) and $4 (child aged 5-12). Children under 5 and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free, and the facility is handicapped-accessible. Lunch and snacks are available at the museum’s Garden Café from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit or call (909) 307-2669 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462.


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