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Claremont home tour kicks off with sunset reception featuring Folk Music Center

Claremont Heritage will host a sunset reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 12 to kick off the 2019 home tour. The event will be held in the courtyard at the historic Garner House, and includes libations and hors d'oeuvres by GourmetGourmet.

This year’s theme is “Spirit of Place” and, in addition to honoring homeowners on the tour, Claremont Heritage will introduce a project titled the “Treasury of Claremont Music (TCM).” To celebrate the launch of the TCM website, there will be a live music performance by a collective of Folk Music Center musicians.

“Look for some of the biggest names in local music to serenade you on a sure-to-be very special evening in the Garner House courtyard,” organizers said.

Tickets for the reception are $50.

The 37th annual home tour follows from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday October 13.

The tour features six historic Claremont Village homes, including two College president’s residences. All six homes on the tour will be docent-led.

Tickets for the home tour are $35 and are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Garner House.

Attendees may visit the homes at their own pace. It is recommended to set aside two to three hours to see everything. The total walking distance is approximately two miles.

On the day of the tour, all tour-goers must check in at the Garner House to receive a map and wristband for entrance to homes. Advance tickets will be available at will-call under the purchaser’s name.

The advance ticket price for Claremont Heritage members is $35, non-member tickets are $40. Day-of tickets for Heritage members are $40; non-members pay $45. Memberships are available for purchase online or at check-in.

Tickets may be purchased at Claremont Heritage, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.; Barbara Cheatley, 215 Yale Ave.; Claremont Heights Postal Center, 2058 N. Mills Ave.; Heirloom, 175 N. Indian Hill Blvd.; Sonja Stump Photography, 135 W. First St.; and Wheeler Steffen Sotheby’s International Realty, 500 W. Foothill Blvd.

Tickets include a collectible souvenir booklet with histories of the homes and neighborhood. For more information, call (909) 621-0848 or email info@claremontheritage.org.