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Shooting Ghosts: The History of Spirit Photography


Come to Clermont and hear Historic Interpreter, Zachary Veith discuss the invention of what was known as Spirit Photography. At a time when the idea of photographs was relatively new and the influence of Spiritualism was on the rise, many photographers claimed to be able to able to capture the image of the dearly departed. And many folks, including the famed author of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, were more than ready to believe it. This program is FREE, but registration is required. 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.

Clermont State Historic Site
  • 1 Clermont Ave.
  • Germantown, NY 12526