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A Life of Adventure

A Life of Adventure: Jim and Della Fisk will open in the San Bernardino County Museum’s Fisk Gallery on December 3, 2005 and continue through February 26, 2006. This photographic exhibit is free with museum admission.

A Life of Adventure looks through Jim and Della Fisk’s personal “photo album” of images taken from the early 1900s into the 1930s in San Bernardino County and the southwest. During these years, the Fisks and their friends and family enjoyed outdoor adventures and, in doing so, created a travelogue of photographic images that capture their adventures with humor and warmth.

In the context of family photo albums and home movies, museum-goers will see how people enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, and general merry-making in the past, and will find that there are many similarities today! Just a few of the scenic points of interest on this armchair adventure will include: Big Bear Lake, Needles and Chino in San Bernardino County, along with Pahrump Nevada and the family’s Manse Ranch.

Curator of History Michele Nielsen will focus on the Fisks in a gallery talk on December 4 at 2 p.m. as she discusses “Fisks in the Fisk.” Her presentation about the special exhibit in the Fisk Gallery (named in honor of these San Bernardino County pioneers) will have a special emphasis on the adventures the Fisks enjoyed in the San Bernardino Mountains. Gallery talks are free with museum admission and on Sunday, December 4, museum admission is free.

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 (student or senior), and $4 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free and admission is free for everyone on Sunday, December 4. Parking is free. For more information, visit

The San Bernardino County 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 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462.


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