Among the features that promise to attract outsiders to San Bernardino County, as well as keep insiders intrigued, is its growing arts community. For instance, the City of Ontario, which since 2006 has boasted of its airport becoming international, and shown other new signs of becoming a noteworthy destination, is strongly committed to supporting arts projects, practitioners, and the overall artistic milieu.

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How did people in California live two hundred years ago?

Come to the San Bernardino County Museum and experience the facts of life in the 1800s. This is an event for the entire family, with opportunities for children to try old-fashioned tools, pump water, and even see how they used to do laundry in the old days.

There will also be games and other activities for kids and families to enjoy.

NOTE: All activities are free with the price of regular admission!

Please come to the museum on Saturday 22 February 2014.

The event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Classification: Nonexempt.


Salary: $15-18 per hour

Reports to: Executive Director


Summary: Provides administrative assistance to the Executive Director and the non-profit Association that supports the San Bernardino County Museum. In addition to web-based bookkeeping, the Sr. AA assists with additional duties such as event planning, monitoring grant activity, providing status reports, coordinating projects, and working on special assignments. Schedules and organizes activities such as meetings, travel, events and activities. Synchronizes various forms of information and documentation. Works independently and within a team on special and ongoing projects. Coordinates division of workload with the administrative assistant.

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El Caballo: The Horse in Mexican Folk Art

January 30, 2014 - March 9, 2014

Mexico possesses a rich history of popular art that reaches more than 2,000 years into he past and continues today in villages, towns, and cities throughout the country.  El Caballo: The Horse in Mexican Folk Art, opening January 30, 2014 at Museum of History and Art, Ontario, celebrates this enduring legacy through twenty-two examples of folk art, including ceramics, metalwork, paintings, paper art, and sculpture.

Each work in the exhibition focuses on the horse and related subjects, which have long attracted the attention of Mexican flok artists.  Since introduced by the Spanish, the horse has held special prominence in Mexican culture.  Many of the heroes and saints of Mexico. including Zapata, a rebel leader in the Mexican Revolution, and Santiago, the Apostle St. James, are portrayed on horseback.  Today, with their long history as ranchers and cowboys, Mexicans are recognized for being among the best equestrians in the world.

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Twenty venues around Southern California will offer free admission on Jan. 25 as part of the annual Museums Free-for-All program.

Participating museums include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Orange County Museum of Art.

The offer is valid for general museum admission only, organizers said, and may not apply to special ticketed exhibitions.

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Saturdays: October 12th and 19th, 12:00pm to 4:00pm.

Bring the whole family for a together day at the County Museum!

Art making, story time, animal encounters, surprising stuff, and playing with history. FUN for EVERYONE!

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536 W. 11th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410

Tel: 909.381.1900

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5500 University Parkway
Visual Arts Building, Rm. 308
San Bernardino, CA 92407

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