5.2 Wolcott, Invitation

This series is free. To register for either talk, call the Friends at 518-537-6622 or email at anero@friendsofclermont.org

For the month of October, Friends of Clermont is happy to offer a Spooky History series in partnership with the Tivoli Free Library and the Germantown Library. The series will feature two talks, focused on creepy aspects on the history of New York State.

On October 3rd at the Tivoli Free Library, Joscelyn Godwin will give a presentation on the history of the Spiritualist movement in New York, which he goes into greater detail in his book,Upstate Cauldron: Eccentric Spiritual Movements in Early New York State.

On October 10th in the James D. Livingston Library at Clermont Cottage, Michael Keene will give a presentation on the lineage and architecture of the asylums in New York. This topic is fully researched and explored in his book Mad House: The Hidden History of Insane Asylums in 19th-Century New York.