Programs & Activities

Virtual Content 

Clay Planter Workshop

February 11, 2021 

6 PM – 7 PM 

Have a succulent in need of a new pot? This is your chance to make a clay planter without a pottery wheel. Museum staff will demonstrate the pottery coil method. Reservation required, while supplies last. Zoom link:


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Lecture: Biddy Mason

February 20, 2021 

11 AM – 12 PM 

Learn more about the life and legacy of Bridget “Biddy” Mason, who was born enslaved but won her freedom after being brought to San Bernardino. She became a landowner, doctor, founder of the first African American church, and philanthropist. Zoom link: 


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Crafting Yarn Friend

January 11, 2021 

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Children have been making yarn dolls for the past few centuries. Now you can learn how to make them too! Join museum staff on zoom to learn how to create your own friend out of yarn.  Reserve your materials here. 




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Exhibit Conversations: Reflections

January 21, 2021 

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Join the exhibition a curatorial team for a conversation focused on Women of Color in the arts.   

Photo credit: I Guess We’re Not Your Type by Leah Knecht, 2020. 




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Welcome to 

December 3, 2020 

6 PM  7 PM 

Docents, volunteers and museum family! Join our new Curator of Education for an exclusive virtual tour of our new website. Learn how to find videos of past, current and upcoming exhibits and how to sign up for future programming.


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Printmaking Holiday Cards

December 10, 2020 

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Let your friends and family know how well you are doing this holiday season by sending them a beautiful hand-crafted card. Follow along on Zoom while our staff show how easy printmaking can be! While supplies last.  


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Exhibition Conversation with Artist Rebecca Hamm

December 17, 2020 

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Join the exhibition curatorial team on Zoom for a conversation with artist Rebecca Hamm on her new exhibition, Law of Nature.

Photo credit: Rebecca Hamm, The Burden of Flies, acrylic on paper, 2020. 


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Archives Bazaar Virtual Exhibit hosted by LA as Subject

Saturday, October 17, 2020  

The Archives Bazaar’s Virtual Exhibit premieres on Saturday, October 17 on the LA as Subject website. The theme of this year’s virtual exhibit is the idea of “home” in the Greater Los Angeles area. An image from our collections is featured in the virtual exhibit.  Be the first to visit the online archive and learn more about local history!  

About the Archives Bazaar: LA as Subject is an alliance of archives, libraries, and collections dedicated to preserving the rich history of the Los Angeles region. Hosted by LA as Subject, the Archives Bazaar will be entirely virtual. The Archives Bazaar encapsulates the spirit of showcasing L.A. archives “All Day. All in one Place.” through engaging programs, online exhibits, and virtual tours. 

R. Jack Mercer Community Bandstand Día de los Muertos Community Altar  

Friday, October 30 – Monday November 2, 2020

Euclid Avenue, between C and D streets Ontario, CA 91762

Honor loved ones who have passed with a community altar display. Please do not provide valuable items or family heirlooms. We highly encourage photographs or replaceable items. The altar will be displayed at the R. Jack Mercer Community Bandstand located at C Street and Euclid Avenue in Ontario.

Drop-off all offerings at the Armstrong Community Center 1265 S. Palmetto Avenue, Ontario, CA 91762. Items may be picked up after the event at the same location. Please do not bring items to the altar site.

Drop-off dates: Monday, October 19 – Tuesday, October 27 (No drop-off 10/24 or 10/25)

Pick-up dates: Tuesday, November 3 – Friday, November 6

For questions and guidelines, visit or call the Armstrong Community Center at (909) 395-2020.

Monster Mash ‘N Dash Drive-thru Trick-or-Treat

Friday, October 30, 2020

4 PM – 6 PM

Visit the Museum’s Curbside Cauldron on Friday, October 30, between 4 PM – 6 PM. All children under the age of 17 will receive a trick-or-treat bag while supplies last! Decorate your vehicle or come in costume and you will be given an extra spooky prize! For more information, call (909) 395-2020 or visit

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Día de los Muertos: Family Discovery Day

Sunday, November 1, 2020

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Gather your family around the computer to celebrate this year’s Family Discovery Day! Join museum staff as we bring you Día de los Muertos themed craft ideas, a live walkthrough of our Dia de los Muertos: Journey of the Butterflies exhibit, curatorial interviews about creating the museum’s ofrenda commemorating lost pets, and MORE through Zoom.  For more information, call (909) 395-2510.