Prohibition, Detroit, 1919, black-and-white photograph, courtesy of the Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University.
Spirited: Prohibition in America
November 28, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Spirited explores the history of Prohibition, from the dawn of the temperance movement to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment in 1933. What made the country go “dry” and how did America change during this period in history? Admission is free.
This exhibition is made possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Spirited: Prohibition in America is based on the exhibition American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, organized by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA, in collaboration with Daniel Okrent, author of Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.
Family Discovery Day: Día de los Muertos
Saturday, November 7, 2015 (12 PM to 4 PM)
Celebrate Día de los Muertos through art workshops, live performances, a photo booth, and face painting for the whole family! Bring your dance shoes and learn folklorico (traditional dance from Mexico). Día de los Muertos attire strongly encouraged - Come dressed as a calaca (skeleton)! Admission is free.
BOOK PUBLICATION AND RECEPTION: FACES OF THE COMMUNITY
Saturday, November 14, 2014 (2 PM to 4 PM)
Programs begins at 2:30 PM at the Ontario Museum of History & Art
Join the Ontario Museum of History & Art and celebrate the Faces of the Community project, book release, and the people and community it portrays in the Sultana neighborhood of Ontario. FREE books for distribution, signed by the artist Andrea Benitez. The program will include a brief history of the area surrounding Our Lady of Guadalupe, an opportunity to meet the artist Andrea Benitez, a presentation of framed sketches to the people portrayed, fun children’s activities, and light refreshments. This event is free, no reservation is required. For more information, please call (909) 395-2510.
Book Chat: The Great Gatsby
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 (7:00 PM to 8:30 PM)
Join us for a book chat moderated by the Ovitt Family Community Library’s Assistant Director, Shawn Thrasher. Participants will share ideas and opinions about the book. Book Chat meets at the Page One Café located adjacent to the Ovitt Family Community Library. Refreshments will be served. Reservations required. Admission is free.
Graber Olive House
On-Site Touring and Tasting
Saturday, November 21, 2015 (2 PM to 3 PM)
The historic Graber Olive House is home of the world famous Graber olives grown and produced by the family since 1894. A special guided tour will take participants behind the scenes during the peak of the olive season. Tour meets at the Graber Olive House, 315 E. Fourth Street Ontario, California 91764. Reservations required. Admission is free.
For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510.