Ontario Museum of History & Art

225 S Euclid Ave, Ontario, CA 91762, United States | (909) 395-2510

The purpose of the Museum of History and Art, Ontario is to promote knowledge and understanding of the history, art, and cultural traditions of the greater Ontario area in a broad context.

The Museum will serve and enrich the community by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of Ontario and its region through exhibitions, educational programs, lectures, publications and other community events.

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Events at this location

Highlights of the Collection: Graber Olive House

Sep 24 | 2:00pm-3:30pm | Ontario Museum of History & Art

Sunday, September 24, 2017 (2:00 PM to 3:30 PM) Join the Ontario Museum of History & Art’s Curator of Collections Michelle Sifuentes and Maura J. Graber to learn about Graber Olive House, the oldest operating olive packer in the United States. Free admission. Reservations required. For more information, call (909) 395-2510.

Gallery Guide Training: Día de los Muertos

Sep 30 | Ontario Museum of History & Art

Saturday, September 30, 2017 (10:00 AM to 11:30 AM) Join the Museum’s team of volunteer Gallery Guides, to help engage visitors on Saturday afternoons in the Día de los Muertos exhibit. High School students and adults are encouraged to attend. To apply, fill out a Museum Volunteer application online at www.ontarioca.gov/employment. Free admission. Reservations required. […]

Community Altar Workshop

Sep 30 | 2:00pm-4:00pm | Ontario Museum of History & Art

Saturday, September 30, 2017 (2 PM to 4 PM) Contribute to the Museum’s community altar dedicated to the everyday heroes of Ontario, as part of the annual Día de los Muertos exhibit. Bring an object to display on the altar or help make a craft to decorate. Materials will be provided. Free admission. Reservations required. […]

Día de los Muertos: Everyday Heroes

Oct 5-Nov 12 | Ontario Museum of History & Art

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) emphasizes remembrance of past lives and a celebration of the continuity of life. It is a tradition with roots to Mexico’s oldest civilizations. Explore Día de los Muertos  through the artwork of local artists at our annual exhibit showcasing contemporary work in painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, […]

Día de los Muertos Exhibit Reception

Oct 7 | 1:00pm-3:00pm | Ontario Museum of History & Art

Saturday, October 7, 2017 (1 PM to 3 PM) Celebrate the artists of the annual Día de los Muertos exhibit, showcasing contemporary work in painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, ofrendas (altars) and the winners from the city-wide art contest! Meet the artists, enjoy live entertainment and participate in a drop-in workshop. Free admission. Light refreshments […]

Calavera (Skull) Piñata Workshop

Oct 21 | 1:00pm-3:00pm | Ontario Museum of History & Art

Saturday, October 21, 2017 (1 PM to 3 PM) Celebrate Día de los Muertos by building your very own calavera (skull) piñata with a workshop led by artist Dulce Soledad Ibarra! Materials will be provided. Reservations required. Seating is limited. For more information, call (909) 395-2510.

Calavera (Skull) Piñata Workshop

Oct 25 | 6:00pm-8:00pm | Ontario Museum of History & Art

Wednesday, October 25, (6 PM to 8 PM) Celebrate Día de los Muertos by building your very own calavera (skull) piñata with a workshop led by artist Dulce Soledad Ibarra! Materials will be provided. Reservations required. Seating is limited. For more information, call (909) 395-2510.

Family Discovery Day: Día de los Muertos

Nov 4 | 12pm-4pm | Ontario Museum of History & Art

Saturday, November 4, 2017 (12 PM to 4 PM) Celebrate Día de los Muertos through art workshops, live performances, a photo backdrop, and face painting for the whole family! Día de los Muertos attire strongly encouraged – come dressed as an esqueleto (skeleton)! Free admission. For more information, call (909) 395-2510.

Common Courtesy: A Look at Proper Etiquette from the Graber Olive House

Nov 16 | 4:00pm-5:30pm | Ontario Museum of History & Art

Thursday, November 16, 2017 (4:00 PM to 5:30 PM) Etiquette expert and author Maura J. Graber uncovers the fascination behind polite behavior and social customs with a special focus on the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Discover how society’s customs changed throughout the 20th century with artifacts from the Graber Olive House. Reservations Required. Free Admission. […]

Holiday Wreath Workshop

Nov 30 | 6:00pm-8:00pm | Ontario Museum of History & Art

Thursday, November 30, 2017 (6 PM to 8 PM) Create a holiday wreath of your own to take home. All materials needed for this workshop will be provided. However, participants are encouraged to bring items for their wreaths or to share. Cost of $5 includes materials. Reservations are required. Seating is limited. For more information, […]

Holiday Craft Night

Dec 7 | 6:00pm-8pm | Ontario Museum of History & Art

Thursday, December 7, 2017 (6 PM to 8 PM) Spend a family friendly evening at the Museum creating greeting cards, holiday ornaments and enter a chance to win prizes. Free admission. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more information, call (909) 395-2510.

Trunk Show and Lecture: Quilted Pages

Dec 9 | 2:00pm-3:30pm | Ontario Museum of History & Art

Saturday, December 9, 2017 (2:00 PM to 3:30 PM) Learn about American history through African American quilts with artist and author Allyson Allen. The presentation includes an overview of antebellum and slave era reproduction quilts. Free admission. For more information, call (909) 395-2510.

Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Museum

Dec 16 | 2:00pm-3:30pm | Ontario Museum of History & Art

Saturday, December 16, 2017 (2:00 PM to 3:30 PM) Built in 1937 with Works Progress Administration funds, this Mediterranean style building served as City Hall until 1979. Join the Museum for a presentation and behind the scenes tour of the Museum building with Museum Board President pro Tem, Ontario Heritage Board Member and Museum Docent […]

Ontario Arts and Culture
Ontario CA 91762

909-937-3000