Category: History

Legends by Candlelight Ghost Encounters at Clermont

The highlight of Clermont’s fall season is back. Legends by Candlelight Ghost Encounters will take place on the next four Fridays and Saturdays, October 16, 17, 23 and 24.

Guests will find themselves at a special lecture given by Clermont’s curator when something goes wrong and the spirits of the house are released. Ghosts will emerge from Clermont to tell their stories of love, loss, success and failure. Some ghosts are scary, and some are funny, but all the stories they tell are true!

Visitors will be seated on the lawn of Clermont surrounded by the flickering specters of Jack-o’-lanterns. Please bring your own lawn chair and/or blanket, and since it will be outdoors, be sure to dress for the weather.

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

DATES/TIMES: Fridays and Saturdays, October 16, 17, 23, 24, 2020
Encounter times: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm

ADMISSIONAdults $12 / Children (5 – 12) $5
Advance tickets are required and no walk-ins allowed.
To reserve or for more information, call (518) 537-4240.
Tickets sell out, so reserve soon.

LOCATION: The Clermont Mansion
87 Clermont Avenue,
Germantown, NY 12526

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Clermont State Historic Site Presents Historical Halloween Story Hour, Oct 10

The Headless Horseman Pursuing Ichabod Crane
by John Quidor

 

Clermont State Historic Site presents Historical Halloween Story Hour on October 10.

Join some of Clermont’s costumed interpreters as they read a classic Halloween tale that has its roots right here in the Hudson Valley: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow! Children must be accompanied by an adult, and an adult must be accompanied by a child.

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

DATE/TIME: Sunday, October 10, 2020 / 11am

LOCATION: Clermont State Historic Site
87 Clermont Ave
Germantown, NY 12526

ADMISSION: FREE. Registration required.
Register Here

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Last Chance to Tour the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse, Oct 10


The Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society (HALPS) is hosting the last of its tours of the 2020 season, at the lighthouse this Saturday. Masks will be required to enter, and visitors are required to take proper social distancing precautions while on the boat and inside the lighthouse. Visitors will be required to take a covid symptom survey as well. Staff will regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces throughout the day.

Come walk through this historic gem of the Hudson River, and view videos and artifacts displayed , detailing how life was like for a lighthouse keeper and his family. A glimpse in time when the lighthouse was occupied and operated by people , including the family actually living in the lighthouse.
Come learn the history of the lighthouse and the role it played and remains playing , to the community and river vessel traffic.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, October 10, 2020 / 11am – 2:30pm
Depart Henry Hudson Riverfront Park in Hudson at 11, 12, 1 and 2.
Depart Athens Village Riverfront Park at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30.

Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to tour time, with confirmation of your ticket purchase.
Tours are approximately an hour , with the option of staying longer, when transportation permits.

LOCATIONS:
Henry Hudson Riverfront Park
Hudson, NY (Behind the Amtrak station)

Village of Athens Waterfront Park
4 Water Street
Athens, NY

ADMISSION: Adults – $25. 12 & under – $15
Discount Rates for Society members.
Advanced ticket purchase recommended:
By phone- 888-764-1844
Online at https://hudsoncruises.com/lighthouse-tour/
Cash at the launch sites.

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Clermont State Historic Site presents ‘Get Into The Spirit(ualism) of Halloween’, Oct 4

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Clermont State Historic Site presents ‘Get Into The Spirit(ualism) of Halloween’ on October 4th.

Join Clermont’s School Program Coordinator Emily Robinson as she examines the history of the Spiritualist Movement. This movement led to the early 20th century popularity of activities like seances, tarot cards, and Ouija boards.  And it began right here in New York! Come join us to learn about some spooky local history.

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

DATE/TIME: Sunday, October 4, 2020 / 2pm

LOCATION: Clermont State Historic Site
87 Clermont Ave
Germantown, NY 12526

ADMISSION: FREE. Registration required.
Register Here

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Columbia County Historical Society Drive Through History

The Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS) presents Drive Through History. Get out and explore the historic beauty of Columbia County with new self-guided road trips.

There’s so much fascinating history and heritage around Columbia County, and traces of the past may be found down every state highway and country road. While our museums are temporarily closed, let CCHS be your guide for these scenic road trips to explore everything from local legends to our most significant political, educational and religious sites. CCHS will be unveiling more road trips throughout the summer and fall, so check back here or subscribe to the email newsletter to stay up to date.

Download the maps at https://www.cchsny.org/drive-through-history.html, and be sure to tag @CCHS_NY and use the hashtag #DriveThroughHistory as you make your way around the County!

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