2016 marks the City of Ontario’s 125th Anniversary since its incorporation on December 10, 1891. Help celebrate Ontario’s 125th Anniversary as a docent at the Ontario Museum of History & Art by sharing our rich history and heritage of community, culture, and commerce with visitors.
The museum is currently looking for volunteers to participate in its docent training program that begins in April. Docents provide interactive group learning experiences through guided tours of museum exhibits and presentations at local schools and community centers. No previous background in art or history is required, just a passion for learning and interacting with visitors. The ability to speak a language other than English is a plus. The benefits of becoming a docent include: building relationships with people who share a common interest, becoming an active participant in the community, and taking behind-the-scenes field trips to destinations around the City of Ontario.
Docents play an essential role at the Ontario Museum of History & Art through their interactions with visitors. Our docents have been key in providing tours for 1,200 students annually. Tours are projected to increase to over 2,000 students a year, making the role of docents even greater. Join us at one of the following informational sessions to learn more about the docent program:
Share Your Love for the City of Ontario: Introduction to the Museum Docent Program
Thursday, March 17, 2016 (1:00 PM to 2:30 PM) or Saturday, April 2, 2016 (10:30 AM to Noon)
Join us for an opportunity to learn about our docent program. Participate in a tour and brief presentation, hosted by the museum curators and docents. Light refreshments. Free Admission. Reservations requested. For more information or to make a reservation call (909) 395-2510.
The Ontario Museum of History & Art is located at 225 S. Euclid Avenue, Ontario, CA 91762. Gallery hours are Noon to 4 PM, Thursday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call (909) 395-2510 or visit: www.ontarioca.gov/museum-history-art. The Ontario Museum of History & Art, is a public-private museum operated by the City of Ontario with support from the non-profit Ontario Museum of History & Art, Associates.
The Pulitzer Prize Winning play Driving Miss Daisy follows the relationship between an elderly, widowed Southern woman named Daisy Werthan and her African-American chauffeur, Hoke Colburn. It was adapted into a 1989 film starring Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman, which earned four Academy Awards including Best Picture. Don’t miss an opportunity to see this fantastic play.
May 23, 2015
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the Tony Award®-winning musical that has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its universal appeal.
Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has been lauded by critics again and again, and won the hearts of people all around the world. Filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes "Tradition” and "Matchmaker.”
March 28, 2015 8 pm
Andrew Lloyd Webber is the most prolific composer of our time. Join us for an evening of music, from the creator of the musical phenomenon “Phantom of the Opera.”
This production features music from all of his most famous productions including, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Evita,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Sunset Blvd.” and his newest hit “Love Never Dies.”
March 7, 2015 8 pm
No one does Buddy Holly like John Mueller, never has the rock and roll legend been so faithfully portrayed. John won the Drama Desk Award for Buddy...the Buddy Holly Story and has been acclaimed throughout the country. Join us for an amazing evening of music and dance as we celebrate the music legend who rocked the world.
The show features such famous song as “Oh Boy,” “Rave On” and “That’ll be the Day.”
February 14, 2015