Three skilled interns
help develop Museum's
art and history programs
The Museum is pleased to welcome three new interns -- Pamela Aliaga, Victoria Walcott and Charles Woodward.
Next time you visit the Museum you may meet these new faces -- be sure to say hello.
Pamela Aliaga was raised in Ontario and is an undergraduate at UC Riverside as a fine arts major and enjoys opportunities to develop her artwork. Thanks to her past experience as the art director for the Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena and preparatory exhibit work, she feels confident in looking for new innovative ways to implement the arts in the community.
She is working as an education intern, developing hands-on activities for the Museum's camp, school groups and visitors.
Victoria Walcott joined the museum in July 2018 as a collections intern. After graduating from UC Riverside with a B.S. in anthropology in 2016, she started working at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum. Victoria works with the Riverside County Parks and Open Space District as an administrative lead at the Gilman Historic Ranch and Wagon Museum while also working at our museum.
Charles Woodward joined the museum in December as a collections intern. He grew up in Claremont and has lived in the area most of his life. We went to Chaffey College and graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in anthropology. He was involved in multiple facets of archaeological and paleoanthropological research. He hopes to continue to learn more about the history and narratives of the past of the area he has always called home.
We're the 'Best Museum'
say Daily Bulletin readers
The Ontario Museum of History & Art
has been recently honored by the public by being named the 2018 Inland Valley’s Readers Choice Best Museum Award from the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.
The Museum was honored as being a welcoming place that reflects pride in who we are, where we live and our legacy. It regularly offers free admission to exhibitions, educational programs, lectures, publications and other community events.
November & December
Guided Tour of the Museum’s Garden
Saturday, Nov. 23 (11 to 11:45 AM)
Learn about the Museum’s building history and its landscaping in a free guided tour outdoors on a flat, gravel surface. All participants will receive a small plant. Tours are available in English and Spanish. Spanish tours are subject to availability. Reservations requested at (909) 395-2510.
Book Presentation: Imperial Metropolis: Los Angeles, Mexico, and the Borderlands of American Empire, 1865-1941
Saturday, Nov. 23 (2 to 3:30 PM)
Join Dr. Jessica M. Kim, Associate Professor of History at Cal State Northridge, for a free presentation of her new book which examines the rise of Los Angeles and the investment of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. The book explores how Los Angeles grew through urban and imperial capitalism at the end of the nineteenth century. Dr. Kim’s book will be available for sale. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be
served. Reservations requested. Information: (909) 395-2510.
Women Crashing Business: Prepare to Launch a Small Business
Saturday, Dec. 7 (10 AM to noon)
This free presentation is designed for women with a passion for owning their own business. It will cover challenges and opportunities inherent in planning and launching a business, and procedures such as picking a name and obtaining a business license. Participants will hear from local female business owners
and support organizations such as the Inland Empire Women’s Business Center. The program will include a continental breakfast. Reservations
advised at (909) 395-2510.
Mini Holiday Piñata Workshop for Families
Thursday, Dec. 12 (6 to 8 PM)
Celebrate the holidays by building your very own mini piñata with a free workshop for families with children 5 to 16. Piñatas are a festive part of the holiday season in countries like Mexico. Materials will be provided. Light refreshments
and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Reservations requested at (909) 395-2510.
Guided Tour of the Museum’s Garden
Saturday, Dec. 28 (11 to 11:45 AM)
Discover the Museum’s water conservation landscape: its plants, water conserving features,
and the Museum’s building history with a guided tour. The free tour is outdoors on a flat, gravel surface. All participants will receive a small plant. Tours are available in English and Spanish. Spanish tours are subject to availability. Information: (909) 395-2510.