GERMANTOWN —.This summer Clermont State Historic Site will be offering a series of talks and performances on the back porch of the house.

The series kicks off on July 25th and July 26th with History Story Hour at 11:00am and 1 p.m. both days.

This will be followed by “Mrs. Livingston, I Presume? A Chat with Alice Delafield Clarkson Livingston” on August 1st at 1 p.m. and History Comics Chat with professional artist and Clermont School Program Coordinator Emily Robinson on August 2nd at 1:00pm. On Sunday August 9th join our curator Geoff Benton for a walk and talk tour of the grounds entitled; “A Tyrant with whom he will never be reconciled”: The Livingstons and Their Community in the Revolutionary War.

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 participants until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.

More information on each of these programs can be found on Clermont’s Facebook page or at www.nysparks.com.

All of these programs are free, but registration is required to help with social distancing. Those interested can register at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/friends-of-clermont-amp-clermont-state-historic-site-13401630297

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 participants until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.

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.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 180 state parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by 77 million people annually. A recent study found that New York State Parks generates $1.9 billion in economic activity annually and supports 20,000 jobs. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.parks.ny.gov, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.

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