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Upcoming Events


Ontario Museum of History & Art, Associates Fundraiser, Ontario: A Dream Come True
Saturday, April 16, 2016 (4 PM to 8 PM)
The Ontario Museum of History & Art, Associates invites you to an evening of fun to celebrate Ontario’s rich history. Funds raised will support our educational activities and programs. The evening will include a silent auction, raffle, live music, and buffet. $35 per person. Reservations requested.
A Dream Come True
Evening for Educators: Art and Our Community
Thursday, April 21, 2016 (4:00 PM to 5:30 PM)
Join us for our quarterly series for educators and learn how you can integrate the Faces of the Community exhibit into your classroom. The exhibit explores the history of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and its neighborhood in Ontario. Learn about community-engaged art, oral histories, and portraiture with Ontario artist Andrea Benitez, plus receive an educator resource packet and exhibit publication. Free Admission. Reservations required.
Hands On: Invitational Artists Share Techniques
Saturday, April 23, 2016 (1 PM to 4 PM)
Learn from master artists Chick Curtis and Karen Clark and gain experience in two art workshops in figure drawing and watercolor. Chick Curtis’ figure drawing session: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. Karen Clark’s watercolor session: 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM. $5 material fee per workshop. Space is limited. Reservations required.


Paint an Epic Space character (Think Recent Blockbuster Movie)                                                  
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (6:00 PM to 7:30 PM)
Learn how to paint your favorite space character with artist Jessica Cruz. Materials will be provided. Free Admission. Reservations required. 
Getting It Together: Arts 101
Thursday, May 12, 2016 (6:00 PM to 7:30 PM)
Bring your portfolio, resume, and artist statement for tips and suggestions with Rebecca Trawick, Director/Curator of the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art and professional artist Andrea Benitez. Free Admission. Space is limited. Reservations required.
Heritage at the Square
Saturday, May 14, 2016 (3 PM to 7 PM)
2016 marks Ontario’s 125th Anniversary since its incorporation on December 10, 1891.  Join the Ontario City Library, Ontario Museum of History & Art, the Recreation & Community Services Department, and Planning Department as we celebrate Ontario’s rich history of community, culture, and commerce on Ontario Heritage Day at the Ontario Town Square with family friendly activities.
Location: Ontario Town Square, 224 N. Euclid Avenue, Ontario, CA 91762. Free Admission. #HeritageAtTheSquare
Heritage at the square
Meet and Zine!
Saturday, May 21, 2016 (Noon to 4 PM)
This festival, dedicated to DIY magazines, will feature a diverse array of zine artists, live music, zine panels, workshops, and an opportunity to create your own zine-tee (bring a t-shirt to participate). Free Admission.
Meet and Zine!


Drought Tolerant Workshop
Saturday, June 4, 2016 (2:00 PM to 3:30 PM)
Join us as we explore water efficient and drought tolerant plantings and learn from the experts how to design a xeriscape for your home. Free Admission. Reservations required.
 Drought Tolerant Workshop
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Highlights from the Collection: Ontario Motor Speedway
Sunday, June 12, 2016 (2 PM to 3 PM)
Get your motor running as we share memories of the Ontario Motor Speedway. Authentic memorabilia will be available for purchase in the museum store. Free Admission. Reservations required.  
 ontario festival
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Summer Horseshoe Fun and Games
Saturday, June 18, 2016 (2 PM to 4 PM)
Let’s have good old fashioned fun as we celebrate Ontario’s 125th Anniversary. Nugent’s Park, adjacent to the museum, was originally given to the City of Ontario in 1895. It is the oldest park in Ontario. Learn how to pitch horseshoes and throw a perfect “ringer!” Free Admission. 
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Wreath Making Workshop
Thursday, June 23, 2016 (6:00 PM to 7:30 PM)
Put on your gardening gloves and learn how to make seasonal wreaths using materials straight from your garden. $5 material fee. Space is limited. Reservations required.
Docent Graduation and Recognition
Saturday, June 25, 2016 (2 PM to 4 PM)
Celebrate and honor the new graduating class of 2016 and learn about the docent program. Our docents have been key in providing tours for 1,200 students every year. Tours are now projected to increase to over 2,000 students annually, making the need for docents even greater. Come celebrate the new graduating class! Light refreshments. Free Admission. 
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For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510.

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