Porch performances at Clermont State Historic Site

Contributed photoClermont State Historic Site

GERMANTOWN — This summer Clermont State Historic Site will be offering a series of talks and performances on the back porch of the house based on the seven generations of Livingstons who lived at Clermont.

The series continues at 2 p.m. Sept. 19 with artist and School Program Coordinator Emily Robinson will give a presentation about her popular History Comics Club programing.

Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Clermont staff will present Clermont 101, a basic history of the house and family and a chance to ask all your burning questions about the Livingstons.

At 2 p.m. Sept. 26 Site Manager Susan Boudreau will present Clermont Had a Little Lamb…and Another…and Another. She will discuss the introduction of the Merino Sheep to Clermont and Chancellor Robert Livingston’s work to promote the breed and the science of sheep raising.

And at 2 p.m. Sept. 27 All My Boyfriends are Dead will try to answer the question of was Janet Livingston Montgomery’s love life cursed?

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

Johnson Newspapers 7.1


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