Arts & Museums
The Ontario Museum of History and Art aims to expand the community's knowledge of local culture through a free museum, educational programs, and special events. The museum welcomes school groups (call to make an appointment for different days or times) and organizes various outreach programs and field trips throughout the year. Please note that only cash and checks are accepted at the gift shop.
The Planes of Fame Air Museum was started in 1957 by Edward Maloney, a collector of WWII aircrafts. Ever since, the museum has been collecting these historic machines, some of which are the only remaining ones of their kind. The museum features the largest collection of Japanese aircrafts in the world. Being a living history museum, these aircrafts still get used today, so check out the schedule of air shows to see history in action.
The Yanks Air Museum is a highly significant museum of aircraft and articrafts. It is a prominent site in the city of Chino in the U.S. State of California. It strives hard towards the active preservation and the exhibition of American aircrafts and is a marvelous Aviation museum. The museum is home to the largest collection of American World War II dive bombers and fighters. It boasts of more than 160 aircraft structures and the number continues to increase.
Established in 1982, the Southern California Medical Museum is one of its kind in the southern part of the Golden State. Featuring all medical related artifacts used through the ages, it highlights the progress of different medical specialties. Interesting exhibits include a life-size Doctor's Office, a surgeon's kit from the Civil War and a large collection of medicines and herbs collected over decades. Open by appointments only, this museum makes for a thoroughly interesting visit.
This historical park and museum called the Jensen Alvarado Ranch is spread over 32 acres ( 13 hectares) of land. With a commanding view of the Riverside, the Ranch was started by a retired sea captain. The park offers a great view into the life of the past i.e. the 1880's. The tours are available for the people with a well furnished home, with exclusive furniture and utensils of the former owner of the house. The park at the Riverside is a worth a visit when one plans a visit to this museum.
Opening its doors in 1990, this complex was established to celebrate former President Nixon's accomplishments as a peacemaker and an international statesman. From the humble farmhouse built by his father in 1912, to priceless gifts from heads of state, to the peaceful memorials of the President and Mrs. Nixon, the museum and its beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens trace the long road from Richard Nixon's past. In addition to the 22 permanent galleries, the museum has expanded adding the Katherine B. Loker Center and Annenberg Court. At the center of the 47,000 square-foot expansion is a full-size replica of the elegant White House East Room.
Formerly known as the building of administration of the school and currently standing still as the Sherman Indian Museum, it features several events like the talking circle, traditional teachings, workshops on art and crafts, community outreach, etc. The museum also features history of the school lectures, tours, basketrry, rock art, etc. This museum is a great visit place for tourist visits and also locals for a great knowledge of the past of the town.
Heritage House was built in 1891 and serves today as a historical tribute to that era. The furniture is original from the house and the people who lived there in the beginning (a wealthy orange-ranching widow). Your guided tour will take you to both floors, as well as the servants' quarters out back. Take the kids on this tour for they will be able to learn a lot about Riverside's history; and enjoy exploring the many rooms and areas of the house. History comes to life when it is seen exactly as it was lived. The museum/house is closed to public viewing in the months of July and August but on other days, admission is free but, donations are welcome.
Dedicated to anthropology, natural science and history, Riverside Metropolitan Museum was established in 1924. The Nature Lab, with its collection of local plant and animal forms, and the Waterwise Garden, teaching visitors about water conservation, are two of the permanent exhibits at the museum. The historic Heritage and Harada houses are also managed by the Riverside Metropolitan Museum.
The citrus industry was one of the hallmarks of California's industrial development in the 20th Century, and California Citrus State Historic Park recognizes and commemorates the significant impact this had on the state. The park has been designed to resemble a historic city park, replete with picnic areas and fruit orchards. Visitors can learn more about the history of the city's citrus industry at the on-site museum.
Situated just a stone's throw away from the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, Riverside Art Museum is as well known for its displays and exhibitions as it is for the building it is housed in. The combination of Classical and Mediterranean architecture is truly impressive, and the 1929 building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. As for the museum itself, it hosts many traveling exhibitions every year, and also organizes educational programs.