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Sat 15 Jun
Crafty Kids: Summer Vacation!
Saturday, June 15, 2024 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Come celebrate the beginning of Summer Vacation with Crafty Kids! Use our wide variety of paints, markers, papers, and supplies to make a cool summer craft, a festive solstice sun, or a beloved Father's Day gift. It's up to you! Light instruction is offered, creativity is encouraged! Snacks provided. Please note: The cost of the event is $5 per person, please be prepared to pay at the door. Space is limited. Visitors must register in advance at bookeo.com/Clermont.
Sun 23 Jun
Exhibit Opening: “Redefining The Family”
Sunday, June 23, 2024 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Please join us on Sunday, June 23, 2024, for an opening reception for "Redefining The Family" a new Black history exhibit uncovering the life and legacy of Christiana Taylor Livingston Williams Freeman and her family's journey validating her story. The afternoon will feature remarks and refreshments. All are welcome. Please RSVP at bookeo.com/clermont. We are pleased to share that Representative Rabb will be at the reception."
Registration: Required
Thu 27 Jun
Harmonies on the Hudson Presents: Souls United of the Hudson Valley
Thursday, June 27, 2024 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
A multi-faith, multi-cultural Gospel Choir unified in the belief that we are all members of one human family. Join us for an evening of uplifting music set against the backdrop of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. Please note: Harmonies on the Hudson concert series is presented free of charge by the Friends of Clermont. All Harmonies on the Hudson concerts are weather permitting. Check out the whole season's concert calendar at friendsofclermont.org/events.
Thu 04 Jul
Independence Day at Clermont Mansion Lawn
Thursday, July 4, 2024 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
What was life like for the people of Clermont at the dawn of the Revolutionary War? See reenactors portray the daily life of these colonists through cooking, woodworking, blacksmithing, and more. Take an open house tour of the historic mansion and learn about the whole history of Clermont from one of our experienced guides. Make a historic craft or try out a colonial game. Be entertained by the songs and stories of Thomas Hooker Hanford. Learn about African American and European Colonial musical traditions with Carla and Keyes. Hear readings of Frederick Douglass' famous speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" Enjoy delicious hot food from At First Bite and sweet frappes and coffees from Happie Bean. The day will end with a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Please note: The cost of this event is $15 per vehicle. Cash only. The event ends at 5:00pm. The park closes at sunset.
Sat 13 Jul
Clermont Grounds and Gardens Tour
Saturday, July 13, 2024 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Join us for a summertime tour of Clermont's formal gardens. Walk with one of our experienced tour guides and learn the history of the land. From woods to farmland to manicured lawns, Clermont's landscape has changed with each generation. This tour includes gentle inclines on uneven surfaces. Please wear comfortable footwear and dress for the weather. Please note: The cost of the event is $5 per person, please be prepared to pay at the door. Space is limited. Visitors must register in advance.
Registration: Required
Sat 20 Jul
Crafty Kids Presents: Origami!
Saturday, July 20, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Come learn Clermont-themed origami! Our resident origami artist, Jacob, will show kids how to make three origami creations related to Clermont' history--- a boat, a dog, and a flower. Snacks provided. Please note: The cost of the event is $5 per person, please be prepared to pay at the door. This is a children's program; all children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. Visitors must register in advance.
Registration: Required
Thu 25 Jul
Harmonies on the Hudson Presents: Jasperoo Arryl
Thursday, July 25, 2024 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Jasperoo is an acoustic, instrumental duo with John Bunge on banjo and slide guitar and MaryBeth Bunge on rhythm guitar. Based in New York's Hudson Valley, they are popular at festivals, markets, and special events playing deep folk and blues, from the 19th century to modern originals. Please note: Harmonies on the Hudson concert series is presented free of charge by the Friends of Clermont. All Harmonies on the Hudson concerts are weather permitting. Check out the whole season's concert calendar at friendsofclermont.org/events.
Sun 28 Jul
A Connection of this Kind: The Romantic Friendship of Robert R. Livingston and John Jay
Sunday, July 28, 2024 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Robert R. Livingston and John Jay shared an extremely intimate friendship during a significant portion of their lives. This lecture will plumb the depths of that relationship in the context of the time the men lived in. Please note: The cost of the event is $5 per person, please be prepared to pay at the door. Space is limited. Visitors must register in advance.
Registration: Required