Holiday Events at Clermont State Historic Site

GERMANTOWN — Celebrate the holidays at Clermont this year with several new events in our visitor’s center. On December 4 at 11:00 AM join us for American Girl Day at Clermont, bring your 18-inch dolls and meet with dolls styled to represent the real girls of Clermont, make a craft, and leave with a goody bag of treats. All kids must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. Reservations are required. There is a charge of $10 for adults and $5 for children.

On December 5th at 2:00 pm our curator will present a lecture entitled “The Chancellor’s War” which will explore the role that Chancellor Robert R. Livingston played in the American Revolution. This event is free.

On December 11th at 2:00 pm. Kids and their adults will enjoy Winter Wonderland Story Hour. Our last story hour of the year, winter-themed stories will be read. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. This event is free.

On December 12th at 2:00pm we will finish our year of programing with “All My Boyfriends are Dead. Visit with Janet Livingston Montgomery and try to answer the age-old question; was she cursed in love? This event is free.

These programs will take place in our visitors’ center. All visitors are strongly recommended to wear a mask while attending any of these programs. Please register for the events at www.friendsofclermont.org/events as space is limited for the events.

Clermont State Historic Site is located at 1 Clermont Avenue in Germantown, off Route 9G. The Historic Site features the mansion, formal gardens, scenic Hudson River views and miles of hiking trails. The Friends of Clermont is a private, non-profit educational corporation, founded in 1977 to support and supplement the museum education and historic preservation programs at Clermont State Historic Site. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973, Clermont is one of six historic sites and 15 parks administered by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in the Taconic Region.

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 individual parks, historic sites, recreational trails, and boat launches, which were visited by a record 78 million people in 2020. A recent university study found that spending by State Parks and its visitors supports $5 billion in output and sales, 54,000 private-sector jobs and more than $2.8 billion in additional state GDP. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit parks.ny.gov, connect on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter. The free New York State Parks Explorer mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices. To download, visit: Google Play Store, NY State Parks Explorer App or Apple Store, NY State Parks Explorer App.

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