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Seven generations of Livingstons lived at Clermont, a riverside mansion with a rich and varied history. Now a museum, it holds a wealth of info on over two centuries of people, from wealthy land-owners to immigrant servants and enslaved African workers.
• Gift Shop - located in the Visitor's Center, find historic items for everyone on your list. • Visitors Center - exhibits about Clermont and the Livingston family • The Four Gardens of Clermont: ◦ South Spring Garden - gorgeous views of the Hudson River ◦ Upper Garden - once provided cut flowers for vases in the house ◦ Walled Garden - influenced by gardens in Florence, Italy ◦ Wilderness Garden - connects the Upper Garden with the Walled Garden, the centerpiece is the fishpond.
Clermont State Historic Site's cover photo
Hot off the press! A burning new tale about Richard Montgomery!
Just to be upfront, this particular post is not going to have a lot of pictures. You’ll see why. Richard Montgomery is best known as a ...
Photo of the day: Clermont from the Hudson River c.1900
Harmonies on the Hudson featuring Ian Flanigan
Returning for a second season! Ian Flanigan’s native sound is an eclectic blend of progressive folk and percussive fingerstyle, featuring a rich, husky voice and evocative lyrics. Ian’s music is reminiscent of a road less traveled, paved with poignant lyrical truths of his past. Thursday evening...
Photo of the Day: Honoria and Janet Livingston with their nurse Ollie on the beach in about 1911.
Photo of the day: Our new parking meters have been installed! They are now able to accept cash, credit cards, Empire Pass, Liberty Pass, Access Pass and Golden Park Pass. Remember parking fees are only charged on weekends and Monday holidays.
Long time readers will no doubt remember the story of Serena Livingston (If you need to refresh your memory you can read about her here )....
Photo of the Day: It’s officially Lilac season! Clermont’s lilacs are in full bloom with nice sunny skies.
We’re all set up at Sheep and Wool!
Come see herding demos, Sheep shearing, listen to live music and shop vendors until 4!
Photo of the Day: The Lilacs are starting to bloom! I think we’ll have some for Sheep and Wool this weekend!!
On April 30, `1789 Chancellor Robert R. Livingston issued the first presidential oath of office to George Washington on the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City.
Photo of the Day: Have you seen our expanded Educational Garden? We can't wait for students to start planting!
Our new fence and expanded garden! We can't wait for planting with our students to start!
Photo of the Day: the gardens are beginning to bloom!
Hudson Valley Distillers
Robert Robert Livingston was an American lawyer, politician, diplomat from New York, and a Founding Father of the United States. He was known as "The Chancellor".
FREE lecture tomorrow night at the distillery. Check our events tab for the deets.
On April 16, 1802 Talleyrand invited Robert R. Livingston to attend Easter service at Notre Dame with Napoleon and his ministers.
Our thoughts are with the people of Paris.
Postvif the Day: It’s finally opening day at Clermont! We have tours on the hour from 11 am to 4 pm.
Photo of the Day: Countdown to opening day! It’s a beautiful early spring morning at Clermont, tomorrow the house will be open for the season! Are you excited? We are!
First tour is at 11 am.
Photo of the Day: Countdown to opening day continues! The floors are freshly washed and vacuumed. I can’t wait to let the sunshine in!
Photo of the Day: the countdown to opening day has begun! While tours resume on Thursday, you can visit our grounds and gardens today!
Photo of the Day: The lions’ winter covers are gone and the sun is out! It’s officially spring time at Clermont! Come see us opening day, Thursday April 11th.
An article by our very own Emily Robinson on the New York State Parks Blog
100 years ago this summer, a little girl received a lovely present from her grandmother. A leather-bound notebook, perfectly sized for small hands. The paper was heavy, to thwart ink from pooling a…
Photo of the day: To be clear, yesterday's post was an April Fools' joke but the drawing was real. It was one idea for what the state could have done with the property when it was acquired in the 1960's. Fortunately they didn't go in that direction and we have the historic site that we all know and love today.
Photo of the Day: We are pleased to announce that construction has started on our new park amenities. These include a large swimming pool and a full size golf course which will take the place of most of our unused wilderness area. !
Photo of the day: Buster supervising our maintenance workers. #catsofclermont
Spring has sprung at Clermont
As to the idea of representing the feelings of the people, I do not entirely understand it, unless by their feelings is meant their interests. They appear to me to be the same thing. But if they have feelings which do not rise out of their interests I think they ought not be represented. What! Shall the unjust, the selfish, the unsocial feeling be represented? Shall the vices, the infirmities, the passions of the people be represented? Government, Sir, would be a monster...
Robert R. Livingston at the New York Constitutional Ratification Convention June 23, 1788
Photo of the day: The Livingston family's Packard and driver in 1928.
Photo of the day: Spring will be here soon. Here are some lillies in Honoria's garden in 1969
A gentle reminder: Clermont is surrounded by wilderness. If you bring your dog for a walk here please keep them on a leash. Today alone staff have spotted a fox, a bobcat and more than a dozen deer.
Federal Hall National Memorial
What’s in a name? A perennial sore spot for the English crown, New Netherlands was a wedge between the mid-Atlantic colonies and New England. Therefore, on this date,March 12, in 1664, King Charles II grants the land between the Connecticut and Delaware Rivers to his brother James, the Duke of York.
Images: “The Duke of York's Charter, 1664,” artist unknown, date issued 1886, picture collection New York Public Library and “The Duke of York’s Original Charter,” source:https://slideplayer.com/slide/6645286/. Note a truncated New York State and inclusion of good size portions of Connecticut and New Jersey, along with Long Island, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket.
NY State Parks & Historic Sites
Teachers plan now and take your classroom outdoors. The Connect Kids to Parks grant program will refund up to $1,000* of the field trip costs per classroom, per trip. #OutdoorClassroom Learn more: http://ow.ly/GywZ30o0lxT
Eligible to Title 1 schools AND any public school in a district with a Title 1 school (grades preK-12 including school-sponsored clubs), Advantage After School Programs, 21st Century Community Learning Ctrs., and village, town, or county youth bureaus in communities with Title 1 schools.
A lecture by Dr. Geerten Whaling, a Dutch historian from the University of Leiden, has been set for March 14th.
Almost forty years ago, I led a team of nautical archaeologists in the study of the steamboat Phoenix, which had burned on Lake Champlain...
Janet Livingston (right) and Sarah the boxer #dogsofclermont
Photo of the day: A Skye Terrier at Clermont in the late 1940's or early 1950's. #dogsofclermont
Photo of the day: Independence Hall made of Legos! I like to think there is a tiny Robert R. Livingston inside haranguing an even tinier John Adams.
Friends of Clermont
Check out our photos from History Comics Club with Blue Hawk Nation After School Program. Theses students greatly enjoyed creating their own comics based on the history of Clermont. They all did amazing wo
Great new resource on the world that Robert the First Lord walked into.
Photo(s) of the day: A beautifully illustrated travel guide for Canada and Newfoundland from 1894 by Karl Baedeker
Photo of the day: Shipping on an icy river or shipping up to Albany
A great article in the Poughkeepsie Journal about a couple of Revolutionary War era houses still standing. One has a Livingston connection!
The Hudson Valley still boasts a number of 18th-century residences of military leaders of the American Revolution.
Photo of the day: One of Katharine Livingston Timpson's sons sitting on a familiar looking lion in Italy.
Photo of the day: A super bowl on Super Bowl Sunday. #superbowl #superbowlsunday #amIdoingthisright
Photo of the day: Not the #lopeareddoe but still a beauty. Be careful around the park today lots of livestock on the move.
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