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Meetings & Events

“Touring Yosemite” exhibit at Honnold/Mudd Library at The Claremont Colleges

Date: September 10 - December 22
Time: See library hours below
Location: Honnold/Mudd Library at The Claremont Colleges
Address:
800 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-5033

“Touring Yosemite”

Now through December 22, come "tour" Yosemite through books, photographs, drawings, ephemera and other, mostly 19th century, primary source materials.  See how visitors traveled to Yosemite. See where they stayed and what they did and saw. See how they reflected upon their experiences after leaving this wondrous place!

You can visit the exhibit anytime during Honnold/Mudd Library hours. Exhibit space is located 2nd floor, Honnold side, just inside the North entrance and just outside Special Collections. Exhibit was co-curated by Char Miller, W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis, Pomona College and Lisa Crane, Western Americana Librarian, Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library.

Many items are on loan for this exhibit. However, some items from Special Collections, Honnold/Muud Library are also included; such as a 1904 diary and photo album from Pomona College, Class of 1900 alum Robert P. and Alice B. Jennings documenting their trip from Los Angeles to Yosemite via wagon and stereoview photographs from the Martin Mason Hazeltine collection.

There will be two related programs:
On Saturday, October 13th there will be a reception, talk and gallery tour by Denny Kruska, Los Angeles author and bibliographer, who loaned many of the materials on display. More details to follow.
On Tuesday, October 31st, Char Miller will give a Claremont Discourse Lecture on "Public Lands, Public Debates: A Century of Controversy", his latest publication.
So save the dates! More information coming!

Library hours:

Monday through Thursday:  8 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Friday:  8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday:  9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday:  11 a.m. to 1 a.m.