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.
for March & April
Sam Maloof: Shaping Wood, Shaping Artists
Thursday, Jan. 23 to March 29.
This is a joint exhibit of the Ontario Museum of History & Art and the Chaffey Community Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Sam and Alfreda Foundation for Arts and Crafts. The Museum exhibit brings together Sam’s sources of inspiration, his artistic process, and the impact he had on the surrounding area, as both a collector and a world-renowned craftsman. Free.
Core Exhibit: Gem of the Foothills
Our year-round exhibit explores the unique history of Ontario and surrounded communities. Explore the area from its roots beginning with the Native People and Californio rancheros to the area's founding by the Chaffey brothers. Free
10th Biennial Ontario Invitational
Thursday, April 30 until Sunday, July 5
The Museum Associates present a community favorite that features unique artworks by local and regional artists. The award winners from the 2019 Ontario Open Art Exhibit will show their work in painting, ceramics, mixed media, and sculpture. The Museum Associates are the non-profit wing of the Museum and help support exhibits and programs. Free.
(Cancelled) Museum Members Only:
Meet and Greet with Ann Kovara
Saturday, March 28 (1 to 1:50 PM)
Museum members can meet Ann Kovara, architect and author of Moving Sam Maloof: Saving an American Woodworking Legend's Home and Workshops before her book presentation and signing. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Reservations a must.
(Cancelled) Book Presentation and Book Signing with Ann Kovara.
Saturday, March 28 (2 to 3:30 PM)
Join us at the Museum for a free presentation and book signing by author, architect, and former Maloof Relocation Project Construction Manager Ann Kovara regarding her book. Her talk will focus on Maloof and the move of the Maloof historic residence and woodworking studios from the 210 Freeway extension right-of-way in Rancho Cucamonga. The book will be available for purchase in the Museum’s Store. Reservations suggested.
Paper Flower Bouquet Workshop for Families
Thursday, April 23 (6 to 7:30 PM)
Celebrate spring by making a paper flower bouquet with artist Linda Smith.
Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up. Materials will be provided.
Seating is limited. Reservations a must. Free Admission.
Girl/Boy Scout Family Night at the Museum
Thursday, April 30 (6 to 7:30 PM)
Calling all Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops! Join the Museum for an evening of fun with
lawn games, hands-on art workshops and scavenger hunt! Reservations a must. Free.