Claremont Heritage Presents

The Muriel O'Brien Speaker Series

David Allen Live!

Thurs, July 28th | 7:00 PM

Pitzer College Benson Auditorium
Join Claremont Heritage for an evening of anecdotes and ruminations as local historian and Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist DAVID ALLEN reads from his latest book, which collects everything he’s written about the LA County Fair since 1998. 

David will take questions and following the talk, copies of his books will be available for purchase.
$5 non-members
Members Free

Tickets Available at the Door

Map + Directions Below


We are excited to announce that we are restarting our monthly Speaker/Film/Music Series (fourth Thursday of the month) this month, and will kick-off the series on Thursday, July 28th (7:00 pm at Pitzer College Benson Auditorium) with one of our all time favorite speakers, columnist David Allen. This is not an event to miss.. You will be talking about it for weeks! This is a ticketless event - get your tickets at the door - or - sign up to become a member of Claremont Heritage and get in FREE.

Claremont Heritage is also reopening the Ginger Elliott Exhibition and Conference Center with art offerings at Claremont's renowned First Saturday Art Walks.

Join us for the Opening Event of the Fall Art Season Saturday, September 3rd 6-8 pm with the exhibition, Karl Benjamin | Stripes 1976 - 1980, featuring paintings and limited edition serigraphs, available for sale. Exhibition runs through Thursday September 15th. We have a very special addition to this show that you won't want to miss... stay tuned!
Upcoming First Saturday offerings include: paintings by Paul Kittlaus and Friends in October, and an ASHGROVE musical extravaganza and art show featuring musical legend Claudia Lennear and Friends in November.

In December we will feature an exhibition of handmade Holiday cards by such luminaries as Millard Sheets, Karl Benjamin, Paul Darrow, Jean and Arthur Ames and many more! If you have some in your collection and would be interested to loan them for the show please contact Claremont Heritage Executive Director David Shearer director@claremontheritage.org

See you soon!

Phase Two of “Our House,” the campaign to restore the historic Garner House, home of Claremont Heritage in Memorial Park, is making great progress. After completing the Ginger Elliott Exhibit Center, maid's quarters and guest rooms on the first floor, the kitchen restoration, adding a restroom and storage, and renovating the courtyard in the first phase, it was time to move upstairs and complete the second-floor restoration.

The second-floor restoration has made great progress in the last two years and the children’s wing is nearing completion with final touches being completed on the historic restoration of the children's bathroom that was removed when the house was used as city offices, restoring the children’s bedrooms, including replacing load-bearing walls that were removed and have caused the ceiling to sag over the years. We still need to replace/refinish all the flooring on the second floor, renovate the bathrooms, bedrooms, dressing room and study in the adult wing. All wall treatments, flooring and fixtures will be period appropriate to the look and feel of the home when Bess and Herman Garner and their sons lived there and entertained Claremont’s citizenry.
Completely Restored Period Appropriate Children's Bath - It was removed in the 1960s

We want to thank everyone who has donated to this important project for Claremont! But we need still your help. Due to increased material costs we still need to raise additional funds to complete the second-floor restoration.

Donors who contribute $1,000 or more will have their names recognized on a plaque. Donors who contribute less than $1,000 will be added to the “furnishings and fixtures” recognition from Phase One. In addition, we still have a few rooms upstairs that are available for sponsorship. Please contact David Shearer at 909.621.0848 or director@claremontheritage.org if you would like more information about room sponsorship.

$100% of your tax-deductible donation will be used for the restoration project of this treasured residence now owned by the citizens of Claremont.

Donate online HERE or send your check to Claremont Heritage, PO Box 742, Claremont, CA 91711.

Please Step Up to help us Move On Up!
Thank you in advance for your support.

John Neiuber, President
David Shearer, Executive Director
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