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Sheets, Sheets, and Caughman Art for Living and Living for Art: Art that Works

Thursday, February 2, 2017 to Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017 through Sunday March 26, 2017
Explore the commercial work of Millard Sheets, Tony Sheets, and Rick Caughman. Learn about their creative art process and the creation of art work for a living. The two companion exhibits are jointly held at the Ontario Museum of History & Art and the neighboring Chaffey Community Museum of Art, located at 217 S. Lemon Street, Ontario, CA, 91762.  For more information call (909) 395-2510.


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Gem of the Foothills

Permanent Exhibit

This exhibit explores the unique history of Ontario—it’s founding, transitions, people and organizations.

Explore Ontario from its roots beginning with the Native Peoples and Californio Rancheros to its founding by George Chaffey. Discover why it has been called both a “Model Colony” and the “Gem of the Foothills.”

The book, Ontario The Gem of the Foothills by Michael L. Rounds, traces Ontario history from the Native American era to the present day. Many historic images from the museum’s collections are published here for the first time.

This interpretive history about our community is for sale in the museum store.

Road Ways

Permanent Exhibit

This is an interpretive, humanities-based exhibition that examines the impact of the road on American life and culture.

Start by learning about America’s fascination with traveling the open road. Or discover the roots of the road, how people have traveled “roads” long before cars did. Highlights include Ontario’s Euclid Avenue, Holt Boulevard and historic Route 66. Be sure to pick up a road map and travel through the “roadscape” of Ontario and beyond. You’ll find out why Road Ways is the world’s largest exhibit.

Road Ways was developed by the museum with the assistance of humanities scholars, contracted curators and exhibit designers and local advisors. Exhibition development, installation and associated publications were made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, expanding our understanding of the world.

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