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SHARE YOUR STORY! The Anthropology Museum at Cal State San Bernardino is preparing an exhibition that will highlight everyday stories of childhood, and YOU are invited to contribute.

The exhibition will feature objects that community members have saved from their youth – personal mementos that have sentimental value and help to tell stories of whimsy, change, tragedy, triumph, and personal growth. Your object and story will be woven together with others’ to collectively consider what memory is, the process of remembering, and why “things” hold a special place in our hearts.

Participant Criteria: Participants must be connected to San Bernardino County or the broader Inland Empire -- as past or present students, employees, residents, etc.

Requirements of Participation:

  • An interview about one object saved from childhood that has sentimental value to you
  • Your interview can take place at the university, over the phone, or via email
  • We also ask that you lend your object to us for display in the Museum, along with your story
  • Your treasure will be kept secure, handled to Museum standards, and insured while in our care (approximately March 2016-April 2017)
  • You will have the chance to preview your story before it is displayed, and you will be invited to attend the exhibition opening

Sample Interview Questions

  • In selecting an object for your interview, we ask that you review these questions to ensure that your story matches the needs of the present project:
  • What is the object that you have selected to share with us?
  • Can you describe the object you’ve chosen? (what it is, its provenience, when and how you acquired it, and what sort of role or roles it had in your childhood)
  • Does this object remind you of anyone? Please describe the person, your relationship to the person, and why he or she is important to you.
  • Can you share a few child memories you have about this item? 
  • Does it remind you of any particular moments in your childhood? (what happened and who was there)
  • Are there any identifying marks on the object that came through use or wear that you can tell us about?
  • Describe how seeing this object – or, possibly, holding or using it – makes you feel.
  • Describe how the meaning of this object has changed for you over time (if it has). 
  • Why do you think you’ve held onto it for so long?
  • Does this object remind you of any personal qualities or personality traits that you had when you were younger, or how these qualities and traits developed over time?
  • If not already addressed, what does this object mean to you and why did you select to talk about it?

Timeline: Interviews will be conducted in February and March 2016. Please contact us NOW to make your contribution!

Visit the CSUSB Anthropology Museum website for more information

The Inland Empire Latino Art Association holds meetings on the third Saturday of the month from 10am - 12pm at the National Orange Show Gallery, 689 South E Street, San Bernardino, Gate 1 entrance.  Next meeting on February 21st!


December 17, 2014

Poetry Out Loud

About the Competition:

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have once again partnered with the California Arts Council to support 2015 Poetry Out Loud, a FREE high school program wich encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. 

Inland Stage Company Seeking Musicians

The Inland Stage Company is looking to produce Always….Patsy Cline and is in need of musicians.

The show will be featured in Hemet at the Ramona Bowl Courtyard, March 21, 22 and 28, and in
Temecula at the Europa Village Winery, May 4, 5 and 6.

The musicians needed are:



Electric guitar




Musicians will be compensated for this exciting traveling production. Please contact ISC Artistic Director Jim Marbury for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click HERE to purchase tickets.


Sing-a-Long Grease

Have you ever been to a film musical and had the uncontrollable urge to burst into song? Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quaffs and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars.

The evening begins with a vocal warm-up before the show and suggestions for some appropriate heckles and accompanying actions. Then just sit back and watch Danny and Sandy, and the gang, while singing (and dancing) along to the lyrics on the screen. Grease is the word...


Monday, January 27, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Docents are volunteer educators who lead tours of RAFFMA's collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts and support other museum education programs.

The 9-week training course begins with an orientation on Monday, January 27, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at RAFFMA


This is My Selfie: Words + Photos takes an honest look at our "selfs" and gives us space to ponder what the trend in self-portraiture says about our culture. Why do we take selfies? How do they affect our self-image? What do we want when we share selfies? Which self do we capture?

We open ourselves, vulnerable and beautiful, in this online exhibition.

You can participate!


January 7, 2014 from 6:30 PM till 9:30 PM, FREE

First Baptist Church of Riverside, 5500 Alessandro Blvd, Riverside


Inland Empire Chorus of Sweet Adelines, Inc. meets every Tuesday, 6:30 to 9:30 PM at First Baptist Church of Riverside.

New members always welcome.

Stop by to learn more about this group.


The Garcia Center for the Arts
536 W. 11th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410

Tel: 909.381.1900

mailing address:

5500 University Parkway
Visual Arts Building, Rm. 308
San Bernardino, CA 92407

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