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Sat 06 Mar
The Mysteries of Serena Livingston
Saturday, March 6, 2021 02:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Serena Livingston is a mysterious character in Clermont's history. Often confused in books for her older sister or her own daughter, it was only recently that we were able to piece together her fascinating life. Learn about her courtship with a famous writer, her unhappy marriage to a famous general, and her adventures in the old west in this free Facebook Live program.

We recommend registering (so we can contact you with any technical snafus or changes), but it is not required. To join the program, visit https://www.facebook.com/ClermontSHS

Registration: https://www.friendsofclermont.org/event-details/the-mysteries-of-serena-livingston

Sun 07 Mar
The Livingstons and Their Community in the Revolutionary War
Sunday, March 7, 2021 02:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Join one of Clermont's interpreters 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.

This event is FREE, but registration is required. To join the program, visit https://www.facebook.com/ClermontSHS

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. Weather dependent.

Registration: https://www.friendsofclermont.org/event-details/the-livingstons-and-their-community-in-the-revolutionary-war

Registration: Required
Sat 13 Mar
Suffrage in the Hudson Valley
Saturday, March 13, 2021 02:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

The fight for women's rights in New York State had important implications at the national level, and many suffrage leaders from New York were important at the Federal level. This program will give an overview of the fight for women's rights that resulted in the passage of women's suffrage in 1917 in New York State, and nationally in 1920 with passage of the 19th Amendment. It will focus especially on artifacts and stories connected to the Hudson Valley. This presentation will be given by Ashley Hopkins Benton, Senior Historian and Curator of Social History at the New York State Museum. This program will be a free Facebook Live lecture.

We recommend registering (so we can contact you with any technical snafus or changes), but it is not required. To join the program, visit https://www.facebook.com/ClermontSHS

Registration: https://www.friendsofclermont.org/event-details/suffrage-in-the-hudson-valley

Sat 20 Mar
Girl Power Story Hour
Saturday, March 20, 2021 02:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Join one of Clermont's interpreters to hear stories of brave women and girls from the past in person or on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/ClermontSHS in the case of extreme weather.

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.

This event is FREE.

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: https://www.friendsofclermont.org/event-details/girl-power-story-hour

Registration: Required
Sun 21 Mar
Mrs. Livingston, I Presume?
Sunday, March 21, 2021 02:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Join the last matriarch of Clermont, Alice Delafield Clarkson Livingston (or at least someone who claims to be her) as she reminisces about her childhood, her daughters when they were young, and her time at Clermont.

This will be a free Facebook live event.

We recommend registering (so we can contact you with any technical snafus or changes), but it is not required. To join the program, visit https://www.facebook.com/ClermontSHS

Registration: https://www.friendsofclermont.org/event-details/mrs-livingston-i-presume

Sat 27 Mar
On the Record with Mrs. Livingston McVitty
Saturday, March 27, 2021 02:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Honoria Livingston McVitty, the eldest daughter of Alice and JH Livingston, resided at Clermont until her death in 2000. Recently rediscovered interviews shine a light on the integral part she played in preserving her family's legacy. Join Clermont staff as we listen to Honoria's story—in her own words.

This is a free Facebook live event.

We recommend registering (so we can contact you with any technical snafus or changes), but it is not required. To join the program, visit https://www.facebook.com/ClermontSHS

Registration: https://www.friendsofclermont.org/event-details/on-the-record-with-mrs-livingston-mcvitty