WHAT: Approximately 35 Fontana Unified School District high school students are partnering with a local general contractor, Final Touch Construction & Design, to assist with a four-day renovation project of a historic barn located in their own backyard at the Pepper Street Agricultural Museum. Media are invited to witness the finishing touches of the project.

Students in Fontana Unified’s Career Connections program, a career technical education pathway in general construction offered at Citrus and Fontana high schools, will assist with the project, which take place Wednesday, Sept. 20 through Saturday, Sept. 23. Each day, about eight to 10 students will be at the Pepper Street Agricultural Museum for six hours to assist with removing the barn’s “skin,” installing brand new weather barrier, then reapplying the “skin” and painting it – all while maintaining historical standards.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 22

WHERE: Pepper Street Agricultural Museum
8863 Pepper St., Fontana

DETAILS: Fontana Unified Career Connections is a practical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) pathway supported by a state- and District-approved curriculum that features projects and hands-on learning.

Built around 1880, the Pepper Street Agricultural Museum is home to one of the oldest houses in Fontana, features historic furniture, tools and the red-painted wooden barn. The site is managed by the Fontana Historical Society, which provides free public tours of the site by reservation.