The exhibit is open for viewing on the second floor of the Fremont Main Library through the end of October.
Presentation on Mon. Sept. 22 @ 7 p.m. Fukaya Room
Fremont Main Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd.
Clara was born in Alvarado in 1853. With her first husband, George Washington Patterson, and their two sons, she managed one of the largest ranches in Alameda County. Their home at Ardenwood can still be visited.
In recent research, Patterson House Manager Christie Dentry uncovered the story of Clara’s trip to the Holy Land in 1900 with her second husband, Dr. Layson. Using her diaries, photographs and letters, Through the Lens of Clara Patterson provides a unique and intimate picture of world travel circa 1900.
Patterson House Manager Christie Dentry will give a presentation about Clara Patterson and the discoveries made about her travels at a special meeting of the Washington Township Historical Society on Monday, Sept.22 at 7 p.m. In the Fukaya Room at the Fremont Main Library.