Claremont collecting history

Claremont officials are asking residents to share a piece of the past to help preserve the history of the city.

The city of Claremont is on a mission in 2012 to collect old photographs, artifacts and other forms of media to increase the city’s historical collection.

“The whole gist of it is that we want to be able to preserve the history of Claremont, whether it through photographs, videos, multimedia — everything,” said Claremont City Manager Doug Barrick. “Whether it's 10 years ago, 20 years ago, or 100 years ago, we will accept any historical artifact.”

How to contribute
Citizens wanting to share a photograph or artifact can visit Claremont City Hall at 3288 E. Main St. in Claremont or call by phone at 828-459-7009. To view some of the photos, visit Claremont’s Facebook page.

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.