The heart of our Harvesting History program is a nineteenth century kitchen garden based on the journals kept by Clermont Livingston from 1854-1880 as well as The Young Gardeners Assistant by Thomas Bridgeman, one of the gardening books that belonged to Clermont Livingston still in our collection. The Kitchen garden is located behind Sylvan cottage and is planted and maintained by our 4-H club, ‘Great Gardeners’. Throughout the year special workshops and events are held that focus on the history and traditions of farming as well as contemporary issues and topics having to do with farming, food and nutrition. Read More...
Germantown After School
Last Autumn the Friends of Clermont, Clermont State Historic Site and The Germantown After School Program began a weekly series of activities to help make learning about our Heritage and History fun for kids! A big thanks to Janet Crawford from Germantown and Clermont State Historic Site Employee (And Germantown alumna) Emily Robinson for leading the effort, not to mention everyone from the school program who participated and helped – it was great!
Honoria and Janet in their garden
History Comics Club
Clermont’s History Comics Club allows students from area elementary-high schools to connect with their local history and learn to appreciate comic books as an art form. Students are able to choose a member of the Livingston family, research them and then create a comic about their character. At the end of the club, the comics are compiled and printed by a professional comic book printer. The club concludes with a gallery opening at Clermont’s Visitor Center.
The club is run by Emily Robinson, education assistant for Clermont State Historic Site. Ms. Robinson is also an independent comic artist who has had several comic books and a graphic novel published.
Junior History Club
Monday-Friday July 29 through August 2
Make Clermont your child’s second home for a week in August. Children explore the museum’s extensive grounds, play historic games, and make crafts that help them learn about the lives of the Livingston family at Clermont. Read more...