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Tue 01 Aug
Katharine Livingston Timpson: The Woman Who Gave Up Clermont
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 until Sunday, December 17, 2017 10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

August 1-October 31: Wednesday-Sunday 10:30am-4pm

November 1-December 17: Saturday-Sunday 10:30am-4pm​

This panel exhibit, hosted in the Visitors' Center, will explore the life of Clermont's Gilded-Age daughter, Katharine Livingston Timpson, and her complex relationship with her home and family. Katharine was John Henry Livingston's only daughter from his first wife. During her youth, Katharine and her father traveled the world, bringing countless treasures back to Clermont. Katharine briefly owned the mansion when she inherited it from her grandfather; money from her mother's family paid for many of the grand improvements of the late 1800s.

Fri 20 Oct
Legends by Candlelight Tours
Friday, October 20, 2017 until Saturday, October 28, 2017 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours: Candlelight tours of the museum and grounds; with "ghosts" from the Livingston family's past bringing history to life. Tours at 6:00 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00pm ($12 per adult, $5 per child, all Friends of Clermont $8, reservations required)

Registration: Required
Sat 11 Nov
Victorian Nutting Party
Saturday, November 11, 2017 02:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-6622

2:00 p.m. at the Clermont Cottage

Come and spend a November afternoon like the Victorians did! Join us for a walk of the grounds here at Clermont to learn how to identify black walnut and shagbark trees, then come back to the Cottage to sip hot cocoa and learn how to process nuts for eating. We'll then make a sweet treat for all of us to enjoy. (Note: all nuts used in this process will be purchased off premises).​

We welcome children age 8 and older and an adult companion for only $10; an additional child costs $5 extra. Register online or call us at (518) 537-6622.

Registration: Optional
Sat 02 Dec
A Child's Christmas
Saturday, December 2, 2017 until Sunday, December 3, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Drop in for stories read under the Christmas tree and treats for children ages 3-10. $4 per person. Dec. 2 & 3. 

Sat 09 Dec
Friends of Clermont Holiday Party
Saturday, December 9, 2017 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Free for members; guests $10. Visit for more info on the Friends.

Sat 16 Dec
Christmas at Clermont Open House
Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

A great day for families. See the house with Christmas decorations accenting the historic interiors. Free admission.

Sun 17 Dec
Candlelight Tours of Clermont
Sunday, December 17, 2017 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

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