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140 North College Way,
Claremont, CA
(909) 621-8307

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About 450 musical instruments of most types are displayed in three rooms.

These include the earliest documented Grand piano (ca. 1850) by Chickering & Sons, Boston; the only triple-manual reed organ by Mason & Hamlin (ca. 1889); Boston in a major U.S. public museum; the earliest dated (1866) American-made Boehm-system flute by Alfred G. Badger, New York; a very flute by F.G.A. Kirst of Potsdam (c. 1790) flute maker to Frederick the Great; one of the earliest pianos to come to California, a square piano by Breitkopf & Haertel (c. 1840), Leipzig, on loan from the California Historical Society; and a rare complete set of Over-the-Shoulder saxhorns by Hall & Quinby, Boston (1872).

One of the largest and most diverse collections of 19th century brass instruments in the U.S; over 30 keyboard instruments including 18th century pianos, two harpsichords, and several significant reed organs; a large selection of plucked and stringed instruments dating from the 17th through the 20th centuries; and a large selection of non-Western instruments from many countries around the world. The Fiske Museum is the only major musical instrument Museum in the Western United States.

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