Become a Member of Friends of Clermont
The mission of The Friends of Clermont, a private, educational not-for-profit corporation, is to advocate for and support the conservation, preservation, development and improvement of Clermont State Historic Site; to support and administer educational programs, services and activities which may extend beyond the normal scope of State support; to encourage and support scholarly research; to raise funds and acquire objects, equipment and supplies solely for the purpose of supporting the programs and activities of The Friends of Clermont and the mission of the site; and otherwise to promote, conserve, preserve, develop and interpret Clermont State Historic site for the benefit of the public for this and future generations.
Let's all be Friends!
The Friends of Clermont is a not-for-profit organization created to support the work of NY State in conserving the living legacy of Clermont State Historic Site. We engage our varied users to explore the multifaceted assets of the site, broadening use, access, and enjoyment.
The Friends of Clermont have developed the site’s growing research library, restored three formal gardens, restored the circa 1910 Children’s Playhouse, mounted two important loan exhibitions, and encouraged the donation of nearly 8,000 historical objects to Clermont’s collections. The Friends also supports additional educational programming for local youth so they can connect with our site.
The Friends of Clermont are continuing to grow and support Clermont State Historic Site with the help of our members. Membership in the Friends of Clermont is open to anyone who shares the goals and mission of the organization. Benefits of membership, by category, include:
Free admission for 1 person to the historic house for 1 year +
a parking pass for weekends
A 10% discount at the Museum Store
Invitation to the annual Candlelight Christmas Party and exhibit openings
Dual/Family $75 *
Free admission for 2 adults and children under 21
A 10% discount to our Summer History Club
Contributor $100 *
Gift certificate for $15 towards purchase from the Museum store
Benefactor $250 *
Free lectures and Christmas Candlelight reception
for members and 2 additional guests
Patron $500 *
Free lectures and Christmas Candlelight reception for members
and 4 additional guests
Choice of 1 book offered by Friends of Clermont
Chancellor’s Court $1000 *
Special behind the scenes tour to see archived or stored material
Collection of 3 books offered by Friends of Clermont
* Each category includes the benefits of prior categories, except that guest passes and complimentary invitations are not cumulative.