Claremont Heritage hosts two fun events this weekend

Reception for “The Future Forest Drawings”

Claremont Heritage, the city’s nonprofit history keepers, will hold an opening reception for “The Future Forest Drawings,” works by artist Andrew Cisneros based on letters from lifelong friends Chris Hoke, Francis Murphy and Nicholas Webber, Saturday, October 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Garner House, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The exhibit, which opened Tuesday, October 24, is free and open to the public for viewing until 3 p.m. Monday, October 30.

Hoke, Murphy and Webber will be on site at the free reception Saturday until 9 p.m. for letter readings and to tour the installation of seventy original drawings with guests. View Cisneros’ work as its released periodically at or email for more information.

In 2020, during the days between Trump’s first impeachment and the start of the Major League Baseball season, Hoke, Murphy and Webber began writing to one another in an online document with the idea of reconnecting. But as the pandemic shut down the country, their shared isolation and correspondence deepened, according to a news release.

“[W]ith topics ranging from Proust to privilege to the pennant — they provide a shining example of masculinity at its most vulnerable,” it continued. “In the end, ‘The Future Forest’ is a portrait of how difficult it is to make sense of our pasts, of ourselves, or to find our ways forward in isolation.”


Octoberfest fun

Party like Bavaria during Claremont Heritage’s Oktoberfest event Sunday, October 29, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Garner House, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.

The evening event will feature craft beer, pretzels, bratwurst, pickles, black forest cake, strudel and more, all for just $40 per person. Music will be provided by the Fred Milakar Band and prizes will be given to winners of the costume contest and yodeling competition. Proceeds will fund local history programs.

For more details or tickets, visit or call Claremont Heritage at (909) 621-0848.


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