Calendar 2014

Clermont Gardens and Grounds are Open Year Round 8:30 AM – Sunset


Visitor Center & Gift Shop Open Wednesday – Sunday 10:30 – 4:00, April 10-October 31; Open Saturdays and Sundays 10:30-4:00 November and December, until December 15th.


Tours 11-4 (last tour 4:00) Wednesday – Sunday, April 10- October 31, Saturday & Sunday 11-3  (last tour 3:00) November & December up until the 15th  For more information or to schedule a group tour, call 518-537-4240


Date(s)               Day(s)                Time      Event



December 6 & 7                       Saturday & Sunday           10am-12pm                  A Child’s Christmas: Drop in for stories read under the Christmas tree & treats for children ages 3-10 ($4 per person)


December 13                             Saturday                             5:30-7:30                                   Friends of Clermont Holiday Party in the Mansion:  Free for members; guests $15


December 14                            Sunday                                 3-6pm                             Candlelight Tours of Clermont:  Tableaux Vivant of Christmas traditions through the ages, glittering decorations, and wassail with traditional holiday goodies served in the historic kitchen ($10 pp, children under 12 free)


December 20                          Saturday                               11 am -4 pm                   Christmas at Clermont Open House: A great day for families – free for all!


January 25                               Sunday                                 12pm-3pm                      Sledding Party: Supervised sledding (safety sleds only), bonfire, snowman contest, refreshments.  Free admission, hot chocolate and treats for sale.  “No snow” date is February 8th.

March 22                                  Sunday                                  2pm-3pm                      Lecture– Corsets: Building Fashion from the Inside Out.  For centuries, corsets were the foundation of building a fashionable silhouette.  Join costume historian Kjirsten Gustavson as she traces the changes in 200 years of this widely-misunderstood garment.  Live models will show reproduction garments and their effects on clothing’s appearance.  $10 pp.  Pre-pair reservations required.


April 11                              Saturday                                  2pm-4pm                         Exhibit Opening: “Chancellor Livingston:  Reexamining a Forgotten Founding Father.”


April 18                           Saturday                                   11pm-4pm                         The Chancellor’s Sheep & Wool Showcase.  Shearing, spinning, dyeing, knitting and weaving demos, exhibit of various sheep breeds and other wool bearing animals, wool artisans and shops, music & food.  $8 per car event fee, Friends of Clermont Members $6.


April 25                         Saturday                                                                                     Two + Four:  The Animal Human Connection.  Fundraiser for local animal charities and the Friends of Clermont.


May 10                          Sunday                                         1:00                                         Mother’s Day Tea. Enjoy a family themed tour of Clermont’s gardens and share a beautiful tea with a mother you love.  $15 pp, free for children under 5.  Reservations required.


June 8                           Sunday                                       TBD                                      Landscape, Light, and Language:  The Poetry Trail at Clermont.  A trail winds through woods and gardens, lined with hanging light-themed poetry contributed by the community, and ending at the barn where we’ll celebrate with readings.