Walking tour of Rains House to start the weekend

February 21, 2013 by  

A walking tour of the historic Rains House in Rancho Cucamonga is scheduled to take place tomorrow.

Michele Nielsen, Curator for the San Bernardino County Museum, will lead the walking tour, which is being offered to the public at no charge. Free events and community activities such as this are often advertised to the public via flyer printing, posters, and other advertising means posted throughout the area in the weeks prior to the activity.

The historical fired brick home belonged to the John Rains family and holds an incredible history that will be the focus of the tour. Those who participate in the walking tour will discover how a group of dedicated adults and students saved the house from destruction, allowing it to continue serving as an historic treasure in the region. Concerning the tour, Nielson stated:

“The Rains House is truly a gem of our county, a part of our region’s early history. We will examine the building materials and techniques used to construct this beautiful building, one of the oldest fired brick structures remaining in our county. We’ll also delve back in time to find out more about life in our region in the 1860s, when the Rains House was first built and occupied.”

The John Raines House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The historical structure is situated in Rancho Cucamonga at 8810 Hemlock. For further information about the tour, which takes place from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm tomorrow (February 22), please visit the San Bernardino County Museum website.