Explore the history of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and its neighborhood in Ontario at the Ontario Museum of History & Art, Carlson Gallery. Through individual interviews and drawings, artist Andrea Benitez documented the personal histories, experiences and memories of twenty individuals associated with the church in one of the oldest Hispanic neighborhoods.
The exhibit is part of Ontario’s 125th Anniversary in 2016, in conjunction with “Heritage at the Square” Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Ontario Town Square, from 3 PM to 7 PM.
This project was produced with grant support from the Community Foundation Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, in collaboration with the Ontario Museum of History & Art, Associates, Chaffey Community Museum of Art, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish.
Founded as a model colony in 1882 by George and William Chaffey, brothers from Brockville, Ontario, Canada, the City of Ontario was created as a model colony. As the Chaffey brothers purchased and developed the land, their continuous efforts to lure new settlers worked and the colony quickly grew. Today, the City of Ontario continues its commitment to creating opportunity and building value in the community. 2016 marks Ontario’s 125th Anniversary since its incorporation on December 10, 1891. Join us as we celebrate a rich history and heritage of community, culture, and commerce, with a year-long celebration of exciting events and programs.
Photo courtesy of Andrea Benitez.