History night program set for Claremont

Published 10:07 am Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Claremont and area citizens will share photographs and other artifacts of the town’s history during a special program Monday, Dec. 11

From 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the town hall building, a room of memorabilia will be on display, along with photographs from other residents.

Around 6:45 p.m., those attending will gather in the main room to hear from a variety of speakers who will share stories of days past in the town of Claremont, according to a news release. The program is presented by Surry County Historical Society, Claremont Town Council and Claremont Argus Club.

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One highlight of the evening is an expected visit and stories from Harrison Luster, who just turned 100 years old, according to the release. He, and perhaps others, will also share the history of Elliott’s Funeral Home. 

The history of another long-time business, Seward Lumber Co., will be shared with us by Troilen Seward. Others officials believe will be sharing stories include Michael Harrison, Claude Reeson and Joan Gwaltney, with others being added.

Refreshments will be served and guests may look around the rooms after the speakers have finished. 

This program is the regularly scheduled December meeting/ program of the Surry County Historical Society, with much appreciated help and support from the leaders and citizens of the Town of Claremont. 

All Surry County and all other neighboring communities are welcome to attend this event. Donations are always appreciated to the Historical Society, the Argus Club, and the Town’s Playground Fund.

For more information, contact Fran Barnes at 757-377-7985 or surryhistoricalsociety@gmail.com.