Ontario Museum of History & Art

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

The purpose of the Museum of History & 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 hosted by this organization

Aug 29

Día de los Muertos Ornament Workshop

Ontario Museum of History & Art

Preparations for the Ontario Museum of History & Art’s Día de los Muertos exhibit start in the summer! Design your own Día de los Muertos ornament and enter the city-wide contest, co-hosted by the Community Life & Culture Agency in the City of Ontario. All ornaments are featured in the annual Día de los Muertos […]

Sep 6

Museum 40th Anniversary Celebration

Ontario Museum of History & Art

On this date, 40 years ago, the Ontario Museum of History & Art was founded! Our supporters are the lifelines of the Museum, and we certainly would not be commemorating 40 successful years without our biggest ambassadors. Let us celebrate you: members, arts leaders, educators, students, local residents, for all of your support. The program […]

Sep 14

Meet the Authors

Ontario Museum of History & Art

Drop-in and meet local history authors. Find your next book – or three! and get to know these writers at our author marketplace. Books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Free Admission. For more information, call (909) 395-2510.

Sep 26

Afternoon for Educators: Día de los Muertos and the Xoloitzcuintli

Ontario Museum of History & Art

Learn about the upcoming Día de los Muertos exhibit, free docent-led tours, and how you can integrate Día de los Muertos into your curriculum. Receive a free resource packet and participate in a mini art workshop dedicated to the Xoloitzcuintli, the Mexican hairless dog. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Reservations Required. Free […]

Sep 28

Gallery Guide Training for Día de los Muertos Exhibit

Ontario Museum of History & Art

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. Training materials will be provided. To apply, fill out a Gallery Guide application under the City of Ontario’s Volunteer Opportunities at www.ontarioca.gov. Light refreshments […]

Sep 28

Guided Tour of the Museum’s Garden

Ontario Museum of History & Art

Discover the Museum’s water conservation landscape: its plants, water conserving features, and the Museum’s building history with a guided tour. Please meet your tour guide at the Museum front desk. Tours will take place outdoors on a flat, gravel surface. All participants will receive a small plant. Tours are available in English and Spanish. Spanish […]

Sep 28

Zine Block Party

Ontario Museum of History & Art

Join us for the first Zine Block Party, dedicated to do-it-yourself artists and zines: self-published magazines. Chat with local artists in our zine marketplace where zines will be available for purchase. Hands-on activities include drop-in screen printing, artist demos, and a button-making station, and discussions on how to make a difference in your community using […]

Oct 5

Dia de los Muertos Exhibit Reception

Ontario Museum of History & Art

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 and enjoy live music. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Remarks and recognition will be at 1:30 PM. Free Admission. […]

Oct 10

Adult Paint Night: Frida Kahlo

Ontario Museum of History & Art

Celebrate the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo by learning how to paint her portrait. Materials will be provided. This workshop is for adults ages 21 and up. Proof of ID is required. Seating is limited. Reservations Required. Cost of workshop is $35.00 and includes two drinks from a wine bar. For more information, call […]

Oct 26

Guided Tour of the Museum’s Garden

Ontario Museum of History & Art

Discover the Museum’s water conservation landscape: its plants, water conserving features, and the Museum’s building history with a guided tour. Please meet your tour guide at the Museum Front desk. Tours will take place outdoors on a flat, gravel surface. All participants will receive a small plant. Tours are available in English and Spanish. Spanish […]

Nov 2

Día de los Muertos Family Discovery Day

Ontario Museum of History & Art

Celebrate Día de los Muertos through art workshops, live performances, a photo backdrop, and face painting for the whole family! Come dressed as an esqueleto (skeleton) and enter the Museum’s Catrina/Catrin (fancy skeleton) contest! Free Admission. For more information, call (909) 395-2510.

Nov 23

Guided Tour of the Museum’s Garden

Ontario Museum of History & Art

Discover the Museum’s water conservation landscape: its plants, water conserving features, and the Museum’s building history with a guided tour. Please meet your tour guide at the Museum Front desk. Tours will take place outdoors on a flat, gravel surface. All participants will receive a small plant. Tours are available in English and Spanish. Spanish […]

Nov 23

Imperial Metropolis: Los Angeles, Mexico, and the Borderlands of American Empire, 1865-1941

Ontario Museum of History & Art

Join Dr. Jessica M. Kim, Associate Professor of History at Cal State University Northridge for a presentation of her new book which examines the rise of Los Angeles and the investment of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. The book explores how Los Angeles grew through urban and imperial capitalism at the end of the nineteenth century and […]

Dec 7

Women Crashing Business: Prepare to Launch a Small Business

Ontario Museum of History & Art

This presentation is designed for women with a passion for owning their own business. It will cover challenges and opportunities inherent in planning and launching a business, and procedures such as picking a name and obtaining a business license. Participants will hear from local female business owners and support organizations such as the Inland Empire […]

Dec 12

Mini Holiday Piñata Workshop for Families

Ontario Museum of History & Art

Celebrate the holidays by building your very own mini piñata with a workshop for families. Piñatas are a festive part of the holiday season in countries like Mexico. Families are encouraged to attend with children ages 5 to 16. Materials will be provided. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Reservations required. Seating is […]

Dec 28

Guided Tour of the Museum’s Garden

Ontario Museum of History & Art

Discover the Museum’s water conservation landscape: its plants, water conserving features, and the Museum’s building history with a guided tour. Please meet your tour guide at the Museum Front desk. Tours will take place outdoors on a flat, gravel surface. All participants will receive a small plant. Tours are available in English and Spanish. Spanish […]