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Museum of Local History Exhibits Kimber Memorabilia

posted May 19, 2011, 6:38 PM by Edward Wustenhoff
An exhibit honoring Fremont's Kimber family and their legacy is currently at the Museum of Local History, 190 Anza Street, Fremont. The memorabilia will be on display through January. This exhibit will take Fremont's old timers on a walk down memory lane and give newcomers a good idea of how the Kimberwood area of Mission San Jose used to be in the 1940s through the 1980s. Community members will also learn about the impact that KimberChik farms had in the medical world with regard to vaccines and in the area of genetic research.

At Mission Hills Tennis Club, which used to be the Kimberwoods Tennis Club and a part of the Kimber property, one can often see a man with a shock of white hair and a bright friendly smile intently and agilely playing tennis. Seeing Art Kimber return serves on the tennis court, it would be hard to believe that he just turned 80 a few months ago. It would also be just as hard to believe that he started playing tennis only fifteen years ago at the age of 65. "Tapi Kashyap was the one who coached me and made me passionate about tennis," said Art with a smile referring to his friend Tapeshwar Kashyap another avid tennis player. Art's wife Joan agrees that he is passionate about tennis. "He told me that he loves tennis more than food and he loves food," she said with a smile.

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