Built On Water: Ontario and Inland Southern California

Coming 2023

Ontario Museum of History & Art (OMHA) is developing a new core exhibition in the coming year, along with related educational programs, and an online component, devoted to an examination of the history, present and future of water conservation in Ontario and the surrounding region.   

The history of water development, distribution and conservation has a huge continuing impact on the City of Ontario and surrounding area of Inland, Southern California, as well as our continued prosperity into the future. By focusing on local and tangible history, and by partnering with other area water-related institutions and collections, the project will greatly increase access and engagement on this vital issue with the public, especially area youth.  

Our goals for this permanent exhibition include illustrating the sources of our water, as well as sharing water conservation practices, and providing resource and educational materials on how water is managed and delivered not only historically but also presently and in the future.  

Rick Cummings, Inland Empire Gothic, 2012, Mixed media.

May 18, 2023 – July 30, 2023

The Ontario Museum of History & Art, Associates Presents the 12th Biennial Ontario Open Art Exhibition. The Museum Associates is a non-profit organization that actively supports educational programs and community events at the Ontario Museum of History & Art through volunteer staffing, fundraising, and membership.

The Ontario Open Art Exhibition gives regional artists of all ages and skills the opportunity to display their artwork and a chance to win a cash prize. The exhibition is on view from Thursday, May 18 to Sunday, July 30, 2023. The portal to apply is now closed. We have reached our limit for entries. Thank you.

To learn more about the Ontario Museum of History & Art, Associates visit Oma1996.com.