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Museum Lecture on the 1938 Flood

What do we do when it floods in the Inland Empire? Suzie Earp will share stories and images of the great 1938 flood in southern California at a special guest lecture on Wednesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. The presentation is free.

Earp has more than 150 pictures of the flood itself along with an extraordinary 1938 home movie. She will show before and after shots of specific locations that were impacted by the flood, including Mill and E in San Bernardino and the Southern Pacific Yards in Colton. Her talk, which will include background information about local demographics and a brief history of floods in San Bernardino, emphasizes the human and social side of natural disasters: experiences and consequences.

Suzie Earp earned a B.A. in History and is completing an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies at California State University, San Bernardino. She is Acting Archivist and Historian Archivist for the Water Resources Institute at CSUSB.

This lecture is part of a series of guest lectures offered at no charge by the county museum to introduce the public to historians and scientists active in research related to the cultural and natural history of inland southern California and the southwest. Upcoming guest lectures include David Van Norman on “CSI San Bernardino: Insects at the Scene of the Crime” on April 26; Joyce Hanson on “Voices of San Bernardino” on May 24; and Susan Hough on “Earthquake Country” on June 28.

The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. 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 or (TDD) 909-792-1462.





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