Your Family Survival Plan pamphlet cover, 1963, ink and paper, 7 x 4 inches, private collection. Image: E. G. Schempf.
Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965
Thursday, June 18, 2015 through Sunday, August 9, 2015
Explore the ways that Americans experienced the atomic threat as part of their daily lives – at school, in the home, and even at play with more than 75 original objects from the era, as well as large-scale graphics, radio broadcasts, and film.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
FILM DISCUSSION BY HISTORIAN BILL PALMER
Saturday, June 20, 2015 (6:00 PM to 8:30 PM) Reservations required. This event is free.
This 1964 dark comedy is a satire on the cold war between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. The film was directed by Stanley Kubrick, staring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, and is rated PG. Bill Palmer is completing a dissertation for a PhD in American History at Claremont Graduate University. He is currently teaching in the Humanities Dept. at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills, were he instructs a courses on War and Human Experience. Palmer will lead a brief discussion about early atomic culture.
Finding Shelter in the Atomic Age: Discussion by Steve Spiller
Thursday, June 25, 2015 (6:00 PM to 7:30 PM) Reservations required. This event is free.
The father of Steve Spiller’s childhood companion built a fallout shelter to protect his family. This was a time when the neighborhood was full of young couples with “baby boom” children. Inspired in graduate school by this fading memory, Spiller researched 20 years of Riverside’s Press-Enterprise newspaper. It was clear that Southern California’s Inland Empire was a likely target of Eastern European nuclear warheads, fueling the nightmarish fears of nuclear annihilation.
#BEINFORMED Emergency Communications
Thursday, July 16, 2015 (6:00 PM to 7:30 PM) Reservations required. This event is free.
Learn how the City is using social media tools and other online resources to keep citizens informed in an emergency.
Are You Prepared?
Thursday, August 6, 2015 (6:00 PM to 7:30 PM) Reservations required. This event is free.
Learn about home and community preparedness with an overview of the City of Ontario C.E.R.T Community Emergency Response Team training program and other community projects.
For more information or reservations please call (909) 395-2510