February 22 Wednesday 11 am-1 pm Winter Break Playday!: Celebrate winter break and Presidents Day at Clermont! Old fashion hot chocolate making, historic crafts, and snowman building (weather permitting) Parents must accompany children throughout the event. Ages 5-11 Kids are free, adults $5.
March 19 Sunday 1 pm Scuttlebutt and Scandals in the Livingston Family: A lecture by Curator of Collections Geoff Benton, Education Assistant Emily Robinson and Interpretive Programs Coordinator Kjirsten Gustavson that will explore three scandals from the Livingston family’s past. Presented in the historic kitchen of Clermont. ($8 per person. Reservations required.)
April 22 Saturday 11 am – 4 pm The Chancellor’s Sheep & Wool Showcase: Shearing, spinning, dyeing, knitting and weaving demonstrations, exhibition of various breeds of sheep and other wool bearing animals, wool artisans and shops, music & food. ($10 per vehicle event fee, Friends $8)
May 14 Sunday 1 pm Mother’s Day Tea: Enjoy a family-themed tour of Clermont’s gardens and share a beautiful tea with a mother you love ($18 per person. Free for Children under 5. Reservation required)
July 4 Tuesday 2 – 10 pm An Old-Fashioned Independence Day: 18th century crafts, Reenactors, music and entertainment. A great day for young families. Later, enjoy live music and delicious hot food until a view of the Saugerties Fireworks over the Hudson River ($12 per car, Friends of Clermont $10)
July 10-14 Mon-Fri 9am-3pm Young Writers Camp will be held at Clermont Historic site as part of this year’s The Hudson Valley Writing Project organized by SUNY New Paltz. Young writes will explore regional history and the creative process as they sit on the banks of the Hudson River and join past writers and artists who have celebrated the landscape through word and image. Contact the Friends of Clermont at (518) 537-6622 for an application.
July 31- August 4 Mon-Fri 9am – 3pm Junior History Club: For children 7-12 ($150 per child, $130 per child for Friends of Clermont members) “Campers will explore the museum’s extensive grounds, play games, and make historic crafts that will help them to learn about the lives of the Livingston family at Clermont. At the end of the week, the children will put on a performance for their parents, acting in costumed skits as Livingston family members they have researched during the week.”
October 20, 21, 27, 28
Fri & Sat 6 – 9 pm Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours: Candlelight tours of the museum and grounds; ghosts of the museum’s history. Tours at 6:00 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00pm ($12 per adult, $5 per child, all Friends of Clermont $8, reservations required)
December 2 & 3 Sat & Sun 10 am -12 am A Child’s Christmas: Drop in for stories read under the Christmas tree and treats for children ages 3-10 ($4 per person)
December 9 Sat. 5-7 pm
Friends of Clermont Holiday Party: Free for members; guests $10
December 16 Sat. 11 – 4 pm Christmas at Clermont Open House: A great day for families. Free admission
December 17 Sun. 3 – 6 pm Candlelight Tours of Clermont: Tableaux Vivant of Christmas traditions through the ages, glittering decorations, and wassail and traditional holiday goodies served in the historic kitchen ($12 adult; $5 for children under 12)