Anitra Bishop named 

new curator of education

The staff of the Ontario

Museum of History &

Art will soon have a

new face with the

addition of Anitra

Bishop, the new

curator of education.

She will formally

arrive on Oct. 24.


Anitra has a master’s

degree in history

and archival studies

from Claremont Graduate University and is currently obtaining her PhD in U.S. history from CGU. 

She comes to us from Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey, where she worked as a curator and archivist. Her broad range of experience there includes creating  exhibitions and educational activities for children, developing STEM-related lesson plans, generating marketing materials, developing outreach activities, and helping to ensure proper care of collection and archive materials. 


Anitra has also worked as an archival fellow at the Honnold-Mudd Library  as well as the Cooper Regional History Museum, Chino Valley Brewery (excelling in her knowledge of beer history, of course), and Huntington Library as a research intern and the National Archive and Records Administration (NARA) as an archival intern. 


Anitra is a lifelong resident of the Inland Empire, and she is a welcome addition to our excellent staff team.  She has jumped right into the thick of things with a positive and outgoing personality. We are glad to have her on board! We will be working to connect Anitra with our many volunteers.


Museum Programs


To our friends, while we remain closed due to COVID-19 health and safety measures, we are here for our community. 



Feb. 25 – April 4 

"The Art of Survival: Enduring the Turmoil of Tule Lake" is an exhibit probing the complexity of
the World War II Japanese American confinement site in Tule Lake - the largest designated segregation center ruled under martial law.


There are stories of sorrow and resilience, courage and fear, loneliness and solidarity. Through Hiroshi Watanabe's poignant photographs of artifacts, we are able to get a sense of the experience of those who were unjustly confined. The panels provide historical context and a window into the layered complexity of the events that took place at Tule Lake in Northern California. 

The Art of Survival is supported in part by a Preservation of Japanese American Confinement
Sites Grant administered by the National Park Service. This exhibit has been made in cooperation with the Tule Lake Unit of WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Art of Survival is a traveling exhibition toured by Exhibit Envoy.  Information:


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