Family Discovery Day: Día de los Muertos
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
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. For more information or to make reservations, call (909) 395-2510.
Holiday Wreath Workshop
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, call (909) 395-2510.
Holiday Craft Night
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
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 Building
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 Joe Caskey. Free admission. For more information, call (909) 395-2510.
The Underground Railroad: A Novel
Saturday, January 6, 2018 (12 PM to 4 PM)
Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize Winner and Oprah Book Club Pick) is a tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape slavery. Join the Museum for a book chat moderated by Sheila Marchbanks. Participants will share ideas and opinions about the book. Books are available at the Museum Store, Ontario City Library, online, or at a local bookstore. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Refreshments are from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM. Reservations Required. Free Admission. For more information call (909) 395-2510.
Lecture: The Citrus Industry in the Inland Empire
Thursday, January 11, 2018 (6 PM to 8 PM)
January is National Citrus Month! Join us for a lecture with Dr. Vince Moses, former director of the Riverside Metropolitan Museum and learn about the citrus industry in the Inland Empire. Theresa Hanley, Executive Director of the Reeder Citrus Ranch, a City of Montclair Historical Landmark, will highlight the history of the organization and its role in the citrus industry of the San Bernardino Valley. A small tasting of local citrus is included. Reservations Required. Free Admission. For more information call (909) 395-2510.
On the Dance Floor: African Dance
Friday, January 19, 2018 (6:00 to 7:30 PM)
Explore African dance with a dance class led by Bre Dance Studio. All levels of dance experience are welcome! Space is limited. Reservations required. Free Admission. For more information call (909) 395-2510.
Diversity and Inclusion Exhibit Reception and Artist Talk
Saturday, January 27, 2018 (2 PM to 4 PM)
Meet the artists of the Diversity and Inclusion exhibit and attend an Artist Talk highlighting the exhibit topics. Light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Artist talk begins at 2:30 PM. Reservations Required. Free Admission. For more information call (909) 395-2510.