Update + Inspiration From Claremont Heritage
Dear Friends,
We are committed to the safety and health of our members, staff, and community. To help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Virus, we are following the California Department of Public Health guidelines by implementing the following: 
  • As of Friday, March 20 th our offices in the Historic Garner House will be CLOSED until further notice.
  • Our staff will be working from home, checking voicemails and emails daily so please contact us at (909) 621-0848 or
  • All public programs are currently cancelled through May. 
We are grateful to you for your patience and support during this time and wish you all health, safety, and peace during these difficult daysWe will continue to keep you updated via our website:, regular email newsletters, and social media.  Please see below to explore some fun and informative ways to stay involved and learn more about Claremont's rich history. 
Sending Peace and Health!
David Shearer
david shearer
Executive Director  

Access Opportunities to Explore Claremont's History!

To keep you connected to Claremont Heritage and our mission, as well as provide some entertainment or distraction during this unprecedented crisis, we offer the following suggestions to help you pass the time and explore Claremont's rich cultural history - Learn more about Our Town, which just happens to be our 2020 Theme.  
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Recommended Reading:
We have a number of the books in our online shop that highlight Claremont's rich cultural history, in stock and available for your reading pleasure. Click HERE and start learning more about Our Town
Documentary Films that will inspire and inform: We have a number of documentary films available that you can watch while sequestered at home. Purchase one or more of these DVDs available for immediate delivery and don't forget the popcorn!
Exhibitions/Publications/Videos Featured Online
Many of our past exhibition/publications are featured on our website in the "Lounge".  Check it out HERE 
Featured YouTube Videos:
Interested in learning more about Claremont's rich history? Head to our YouTube channel! This week we are featuring:  
The Intercultural Council Housing Project: The ICC Housing project was an experimental development created in the late 1940's in the Arbol Verde neighborhood of Claremont as an attempt to address the problems of inadequate housing and segregation.

View the Video HERE

Social Media:  Be sure to follow us on  Facebook  and  Instagram    where we will be posting historic trivia and features from our archives that you can enjoy virtually from the comfort of your own home!
Walking/Driving Tours:
Because we are not having our monthly walking tours due to the Coronavirus restrictions, we thought you might want to get out of the house and explore our history firsthand. We will post various self-driving/walking tours periodically.  
This week we are featuring a printable, self-guided walking tour of the art + architecture on the Claremont College Campuses - please note, not all buildings will be open but there is still plenty that is accessible to view. Please view it HERE.  Download the PDF and print it out....  A great way to spend the afternoon - take a picnic and enjoy the beauty Our Town has to offer! 
You can also view other tours virtually, such as Village Walking Tour directly on our website - Link HERE
Claremont Heritage needs your support now  
more than ever!
In everyone's best interest, we have cancelled our Annual Awards Gala in May. This event is one of our signature programs, and accounts for almost 1/3 of our annual program budget. It allows us to raise the funds necessary to support our mission and carry out our work. Without this much needed revenue, we may be unable to continue some of the vital initiatives, such as our Third Grade Local History Program, the Mexican Players Documentary etc. You can help by engaging with us in new and different ways, or by making a donation today.  
Will you consider making a donation to offset the lack of revenues? Any amount will help, and is very much appreciated! 

Wish to Donate ? Simply Click HERE 
Claremont Heritage Inc. | PO Box 742 Claremont, CA 91711  | (909) 621.0848  |