Calendar 2020

How Does Your Garden Grow?: Tour the Clermont Teaching Garden!

Friday, August 7

CANCELED DUE TO RAIN

10:30 AM

Clermont Livingston, grandson of Chancellor Robert R. Livingston and head of the estate from 1844-1895, was a gentleman farmer who left us extensive journals about his own garden. Those journals inform our work today. Join us for a family-friendly tour of the Teaching Garden, get tips right out of Clermont’s journals, and see how we’ve combined those methods with more modern practices. Best part? We will harvest veggies from the garden and make our own salsa using our bicycle blender (which you get to take home!) This program is FREE, but registration is required.

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

“A Tyrant with whom he will never be reconciled”: The Livingstons and Their Community in the Revolutionary War

Sunday, August 9th

SOLD OUT

2 PM

Mansion, East Lawn

 

Join Clermont’s curator Geoff Benton for a walk-and-talk tour of Clermont’s grounds. The tour will discuss the important role Clermont and the Livingston family played during the American Revolution, culminating in the British army assault on Clermont in 1777. Hear stories of the residents of the manor—the Livingston family, the enslaved people, 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 tour participants until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.

“A Tyrant with whom he will never be reconciled”: The Livingstons and Their Community in the Revolutionary War

Sunday, August 30

SOLD OUT

2 PM

Mansion, East Lawn

 

Join Clermont’s curator Geoff Benton for a walk-and-talk tour of Clermont’s grounds. The tour will discuss the important role Clermont and the Livingston family played during the American Revolution, culminating in the British army assault on Clermont in 1777. Hear stories of the residents of the manor—the Livingston family, the enslaved people, 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 tour participants until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.

How Does Your Garden Grow?: Tour the Clermont Teaching Garden!

Saturday, September 12

SOLD OUT

1:00 PM

Clermont Livingston, grandson of Chancellor Robert R. Livingston and head of the estate from 1844-1895, was a gentleman farmer who left us extensive journals about his own garden. Those journals inform our work today. Join us for a family-friendly tour of the Teaching Garden, get tips right out of Clermont’s journals, and see how we’ve combined those methods with more modern practices. Best part? We will harvest veggies from the garden and make our own salsa using our bicycle blender (which you get to take home!) This program is FREE, but registration is required.

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

Harvesting History Family Workshop Series: Victorian Nutting Party

Saturday, October 12

1 PM at  Clermont Cottage

 

Celebrate a classic autumn harvest like the Victorians did! First, we'll take a nut tree identification hike, then practice processing various nuts. We'll make some nutty snacks and enjoy hot cocoa- don't miss this wonderful fall tradition!

Registration is required: $10 per person, children 12 and under FREE

 

This season of workshops has been generously funded by a Hudson River Valley National Heritage Greenway Grant. To learn more, visit www.hudsonrivervalley.com.

Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours

Fridays & Saturdays, October 16, 17, 23 & 24

6 PM-8:30 PM

 

The highlight of Clermont’s fall season! Guests will find themselves traveling back in time, as the house is filled with ghosts from throughout the mansion's 250-year history. Tours followed by roasted marshmallows. Each year features dozens of hand-carved, flickering jack-o-lanterns. 

 

Evening Tour times: 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30 pm 

Adults $12 / Friends of Clermont $10, Children $5 

Reservations Required. Please call (518) 537-4240 

 

Autumn Bird Walk with Alan Devoe Bird Club

Sunday, October 17

8 AM

 Join us for a walk around Clermont State Historic Site with the Alan Devoe Bird Club. Participants of this free event will be looking for fall migrant birds and waterfowl throughout the site. Keep your eyes peeled and you may see a scarlet tanager, a belted kingfisher, or a yellow-throated vireo! Program is free and appropriate for all ages!

Herb-Infused Holiday Candles

Saturday, November 7

1 PM in Clermont Cottage

Just in time for the holidays! Using dried herbs, create aromatic and colorful homemade beeswax candles.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is required: $15 per person, children 12 and under FREE

 

This season of workshops is generously sponsored by Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. To learn more about their work, please visit www.hudsonrivervalley.com.

Women Voted Here-Before Columbus Sally Roesch Wagner

Sunday November 8

2 PM at Clermont Cottage

Imagine that women have the right to choose all political representatives, removing from office anyone who doesn’t make wise decisions for the future. When women in New York State began to organize for their rights in 1848, they took their cue from the nearby Haudenosaunee communities, where women lived in the world that non-native women dreamed. In celebration of the 100 anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement we are excited to welcome Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner to Clermont! Feminist pioneer Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner is a nationally recognized lecturer, author and story-teller of women's rights history.

We are proud to announce that this lecture is funded by a Humanities NY grant. To learn more about their work, visit www.humanitiesny.org.

 $10 per person; 18 and under FREE.  Registration is required.

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