Calendar 2020

Chancellor Livingston's War

Sunday, January 24 @ 2 PM

Chancellor Robert R. Livingston played an important role in the American Revolution. Join Curator Geoff Benton to learn about the Chancellor’s life during the American Revolution. This is a virtual event. 

We recommend registering (so we can contact you with any technical snafus or changes), but it is not required. To join the program, visit https://www.facebook.com/ClermontSHS.

The American Girls of Clermont

Saturday, January 30 @2 PM

Learn about the lives of 12 young women who once called Clermont home! Using the beautifully customized dolls created by Friends of Clermont member Adrienne Westmore, we’ll take a deeper look into the lives of young women at Clermont and the time periods that shaped them. A great event for kids who love history! This is a free virtual event.; join us at www.facebook.com/ClermontSHS

On the Record with Mrs. Livingston McVitty

Sunday, January 31 @ 2 PM

Honoria Livingston McVitty, the eldest daughter of Alice and JH Livingston, resided at Clermont until her death in 2000. Recently rediscovered interviews shine a light on the integral part she played in preserving her family’s legacy. Join Clermont staff as we listen to Honoria’s story—in her own words. This is a virtual event.

We recommend registering (so we can contact you with any technical snafus or changes), but it is not required. To join the program, visit https://www.facebook.com/ClermontSHS.

Landscape Highlights: A Walking Tour of Clermont’s Grounds

Saturday, February 6 @ 2 PM

Have you ever walked the grounds and wondered what the ruins once were? Or why there are two driveways? What’s with all the cottages? Led by Clermont’s staff, this moderate walking tour will take you to sites of interest all over the property. A great introduction to the property and the history of Clermont!

 

Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. This program is FREE, but visitors must register in advance. Attendance will be limited to aid in social distancing.

PLEASE NOTE: Clermont follows all NYS Department of Health guidelines for safety during the COVID 19 pandemic. Masks and social distancing will be required of all tour participants until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.

Honoria's Virtual Birthday Party

Sunday, February 7 @ 2 PM

Join us online for a virtual birthday party celebrating what would’ve been the 112th birthday of Honoria Alice Livingston. Expect family photos, interview footage, and a celebration of one of the ladies of Clermont. No gifts required. This is a Facebook Live event.

We recommend registering (so we can contact you with any technical snafus or changes), but it is not required. To join the program, visit https://www.facebook.com/ClermontSHS.

Virtual Valentine Making

Saturday, February 13 @ 2 PM

Join Clermont Educator and Resident Artist, Emily Robinson as she takes you through the artistic history of valentines. She’ll discuss how the art has changed through the years and even give you a lesson in how to make them.  This is a Facebook Live event.

We recommend registering (so we can contact you with any technical snafus or changes), but it is not required. To join the program, visit https://www.facebook.com/ClermontSHS.

Livingstons in Love

Sunday, February 14 @ 2 PM

This Valentine’s Day we’ll be looking at some of the couples in Clermont’s history. From the doomed romance of Janet Livingston and Richard Montgomery to the romantic letters written by the Judge to Margaret Beekman to the romance of 20th century mansion staff Louise and Clarence Jones, we will discuss the love stories of Clermont in this Facebook Live program.

We recommend registering (so we can contact you with any technical snafus or changes), but it is not required. To join the program, visit https://www.facebook.com/ClermontSHS.

Comics, Diversity, and McCarthyism

Saturday, February 20 @ 2 PM

In the early 20th century, comic books were one of the few American industries that supported a diverse workforce of people of color and women. How did an article in Ladies’ Home Journal and McCarthyism lead to the downfall of an industry and the blacklisting of thousands of creators? Join comic artist Emily Ree for this Facebook Live event.

We recommend registering (so we can contact you with any technical snafus or changes), but it is not required. To join the program, visit https://www.facebook.com/ClermontSHS.

The Livingstons and their Community in the Revolutionary War

Sunday, February 21 @ 2 PM

Join one of our historic interpreters for a walk and talk tour of Clermont’s grounds that will discuss the important role Clermont and the Livingston family played during the American Revolution which culminated in the British army assault on Clermont in 1777. Hear the stories of the Livingston family and other residents of Clermont including enslaved people and local Palatine tenants and free holders. Comfortable shoes are suggested. There is no charge to attend the program, but visitors must register in advance on Eventbrite. Attendance will be limited to aid in social distancing. Please note: Clermont follows all NYS Department of Health guidelines for safety during the Covid -19 pandemic. Masks and social distancing will be required of all participants until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.

History Storytime

Saturday, January 27 @ 2 PM

Whether there's snow on the ground or not, it's always a good time for some stories! Join one of Clermont's costumed interpreters as they read a story in person or on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/ClermontSHS in the case of extreme weather.

There is no charge to attend the program, but visitors must register in advance on Eventbrite. Attendance will be limited to aid in social distancing.
This event is FREE.
PLEASE NOTE: Clermont follows all NYS Department of Health guidelines for safety during the COVID 19 pandemic. Masks and social distancing will be required of all tour participants until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.

“I am not myself exempted from this misfortune”: Henry Beekman Livingston at Valley Forge

Sunday, February 28 @ 2 PM

Come sit around the fire with Henry Beekman Livingston as he talks about his experience of the hard winter at Valley Forge. Listen to his pleas to anyone who will listen, for clothes and food for his men. Listen to Henry’s thoughts on the mysterious Baron Von Steuben when he arrived in camp. Find out how Jack, Henry’s enslaved servant, survived the long winter in the camp.

There is no charge to attend the program, but visitors must register in advance on Eventbrite. Attendance will be limited to aid in social distancing. Please dress for the weather.

This event is FREE. PLEASE NOTE: Clermont follows all NYS Department of Health guidelines for safety during the COVID 19 pandemic. Masks and social distancing will be required of all tour participants until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.

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