The Clermont State Historic Site has announced their February schedule, featuring Black History Month, Valentine’s Day and a variety of virtual and in-person programs. [Read more…] about Clermont State Historic Site Sets February Events
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The Clermont State Historic Site in Germantown, Columbia County, NY, will host Legends by Candlelight Ghost Encounters, special lectures given by Clermont’s curator, on October 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th.
During the lectures on the lawn of Clermont, costumed staff will emerge from Clermont to tell their ghost stories of love, loss, success and failure. [Read more…] about Ghost Encounters at Clermont Historic Site
The Clermont State Historic Site is set to continue it’s series of talks and performances on the back porch on Saturday, September 19th.
Artist and School Program Coordinator Emily Robinson will give a presentation about her popular History Comics Club programing. [Read more…] about Porch Performances at Clermont
The Clermont State Historic Site in Germantown has announced a series of talks and performances on the back porch of the Historic Site. [Read more…] about Porch Performances at Clermont State Historic Site
The holiday season is in full swing at Clermont State Historic Site. Events have been set for every weekend in December leading up to Christmas.
A Child’s Christmas is set for December 7th and 8th and is recommended for children ages 3-10 and their families. Drop in from 10 am to noon for a stocking-foot tour of the decorations, then stop to read a story with the family’s nursemaid at the foot of the Christmas tree in the oak-paneled library. Each child will receive a special Christmas gift. Hot cider, cookies, and fruit will be served in the kitchen. Tickets are $4 per person. No reservations necessary. [Read more…] about Holiday Season Events At Clermont
Reservations are now open for the Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours at Clermont State Historic Site. The tours offer visitors a chance to immerse themselves in history, while interacting with costumed interpreters portraying the “ghosts” of Clermont’s past.
After the tour, attendees can roast marshmallows over a fire surrounded by the flickering Jack-o’-lanterns, hand carved by the museum’s staff, volunteers and local school kids. [Read more…] about Halloween Event at Clermont State Historic Site
Cookbooks and scrapbooks tell us a lot more than just how a dish is made. What recipes are included often give us an indication of the family’s ethnicity and how that ethnicity was retained over generations through the continuation of customs and celebrations. [Read more…] about Handwritten Cookbooks Carry Culture
The Clermont State Historic Site in Germantown is set to host a Old-Fashioned Independence Day Festival on July 4th, from 2 to 10 pm.
In honor of Clermont’s important Revolutionary War history, Clermont staff and volunteers will be dressed in historic costume while they demonstrate the skills and chores of 18th century life. [Read more…] about July 4th Event At Clermont Historic Site
The Clermont State Historic Site has announced their Chancellor’s Sheep & Wool Showcase has been set for Saturday, May 4th, from 11 am to 4 pm. The Showcase, one of the historic site’s oldest and most popular annual festivals, has become a springtime tradition. The music stage will welcome Tamarack and The T McCann Band back for lively traditional music throughout the day. [Read more…] about Chancellor’s Sheep and Wool Showcase at Clermont
The American Declaration of Independence has striking parallels with the Dutch Act of Abjuration (1581)—different ages, different people, but the same struggle, the same principles, the same values, and even the same phrasing. Is this a coincidence, or did Declaration of Independence committee member Robert R Livingston, a founding father which Dutch roots, impact the American document with his knowledge of Dutch history?
Dr. Geerten Whaling, a Dutch historian from the University of Leiden, will be discussing the revolutionary history of the founding of the Dutch Republic and it’s direct and indirect influence on the Founders of the United States at the Clermont State Historic Site on March 14th. [Read more…] about Robert Livingston, Dutch Ideas, and the American Revolution