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Sun 09 Aug
“A Tyrant with whom he will never be reconciled”: The Livingstons and Their Community in the Revolutionary War
Sunday, August 9, 2020 02:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

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.

Registration: Required
Thu 03 Sep
Harmonies on the Hudson: James Mongan/Star Children
Thursday, September 3, 2020 06:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

Singer/songwriter, James Mongan, usually accompanied by his music project, Star Children, performs an original selection of solo acoustic music. James has been songwriting and performing for various solo and collaborative projects for decades in NYC and since moving to Woodstock, NY has crafted and refined a collection of energetic pop and smart rock-n-roll songs that will invigorate and inspire. Both James and Star Children are slowly making their way performing live throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond, James describes Star Children and his solo work as "Modern pop for vintage tastes, Catskill style". (Admission is Free)

Sat 10 Oct
Harvesting History Workshop: Victorian Nutting Party
Saturday, October 10, 2020 01:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

Celebrate a classic autumn harvest like the Victorians did! First, we will take a guided 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. ($10 per person, children 12 and under FREE. Registration is required)

Registration: Required
Fri 16 Oct
Legends by Candlelight Tours
Friday, October 16, 2020 until Saturday, October 17, 2020 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

Candlelight tours of the museum and grounds; ghosts of the museum's history. Tours at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00 pm. ($12 per adult, $5 per child, all FOC members $10, reservations required)

Registration: Required
Sat 17 Oct
Autumn Bird Walk with Alan Devoe Bird Club
Saturday, October 17, 2020 08:00 AM
Clermont State Historic Site

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!

Fri 23 Oct
Legends by Candlelight Tours
Friday, October 23, 2020 until Saturday, October 24, 2020 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

Candlelight tours of the museum and grounds; ghosts of the museum's history. Tours at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00 pm. ($12 per adult, $5 per child, all FOC members $10, reservations required)

Registration: Required
Sat 07 Nov
Harvesting History Workshop: Herb-Infused Candles
Saturday, November 7, 2020 01:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

Just in time for the holidays! Using dried herbs, create aromatic and colorful home-made beeswax candles Children must be accompanied by an adult. ($15 per person, children 12 and under FREE, registration required)

Registration: Required
Sat 05 Dec
A Child’s Christmas
Saturday, December 5, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

Drop in for stories read by Janet and Honoria Livingston's nurse Ollie under the Christmas tree and treats for children 3-10. ($4 per person)

Sun 13 Dec
Candlelight Tours of Clermont
Sunday, December 13, 2020 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

Tableaux Vivant of Christmas traditions throughout the ages, glittering decorations, and wassail and traditional holiday goodies served in the historic kitchen. ($12 per adult, $5 for children under 12)

Sat 19 Dec
Christmas at Clermont Open House
Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

A great day for families. Free admission. Explore the mansion at your own pace, enjoy music and treats.