Calendar 2020

Legends by Candlelight Ghost Encounters

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

ALL TOURS ARE SOLD OUT. Thanks to all who registered!

 

Check out a new spin on an old favorite!

 

The highlight of Clermont's fall season is back! Join us on October 16, 17, 23 and 24 for Legends by Candlelight Ghost Encounters. Guests will find themselves at a special lecture given by Clermont’s curator when something goes wrong and the spirits of the house are released. Ghosts will emerge from Clermont to tell their stories of love, loss, success and failure. Some ghosts are scary, and some are funny, but all the stories they tell are true! 

 

Visitors will be seated on the lawn of Clermont surrounded by the flickering specters of Jack-o’-lanterns. Please bring your own lawn chair and/or blanket, and since we'll be outdoors, be sure to dress for the weather!

 

Tickets go on sale for this event on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Three encounters will be given each night at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 pm. Advance tickets are required for this event and no walk-ins will be allowed. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. To reserve your tickets or for more information please call (518)537-4240. We usually sell out, so please reserve your spots soon!  

 

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 visitors until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks. 

Shooting Ghosts: The History of Spirit Photography

Sunday, October 25

SOLD OUT

2 PM

 

Come to Clermont and hear Historic Interpreter Zachary Veith discuss the invention of what was known as Spirit Photography. At a time when the idea of photographs was relatively new and the influence of Spiritualism was on the rise, many photographers claimed to be able to able to capture the image of the dearly departed. And many folks, including the famed author of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, were more than ready to believe it. 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.

From Scripture to Séance: The History of Halloween in the Livingston Family

Saturday, October 31

SOLD OUT

2 PM

 

 Join Clermont Historic Interpreter Molly Feibel as she looks at how the Livingstons would’ve celebrated this beloved fall holiday. From when the First Lord came to America in the 1670s and Halloween was really more of a religious observance to the early 20th Century when seances and parties were all the rage, we will be exploring what the Livingston could be found doing on October 31st. 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.

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 Facebook Live

 

In celebration of the 100 anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement we are excited to welcome Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner for a special ONLINE LECTURE! 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.

 FREE.  Registration is required.

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

Sunday, November 15

2 PM

Mansion, East Lawn

 

Join one of Clermont's historic interpreters for this 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, November 29

2 PM

Mansion, East Lawn

 

Join one of Clermont's historic interpreters for this 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.

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