The Bidwell Gem and Mineral Museum

Our goal is to commemorate Mr. Bidwell's work and maintain the Glendora lapidary tradition by bringing hands-on educational activities to the children and families living in the San Gabriel Valley. Our first milestone is to begin operating a mobile museum/classroom by early 2020.


Exhibit the hard work of Larry and the many generations of club members


Be an integral part of the vibrant Glendora community


Expose the next generation to this beautiful artform and science

“There is a movement within the group to help Larry achieve his museum dream.


 – Glendora Gems Lapidary Club Member



Without field work, geophysical techniques, and chemical analysis, lapidary would not be possible

Lapidary Art

Cutting, grinding, and polishing stones is beautiful self-expression


Exhibits that are not only appealing to the eye but also stimulating for the mind


We could not honor Larry’s memory without mimicking his engaging teaching style. Each exhibit will immerse the budding geologist in a world of science and beauty.