Little Huguenots After-School Program
Feb
13
to Mar 13

Little Huguenots After-School Program

Do you wish you had more time to let your child help you in the kitchen or to create a craft?  Then we have the program for you! Each week kids will have a chance to create something new. Whether it be making their own Dutch Apple Pie or crafting a mini-stone house, kids will have the opportunity to discover, create, explore and more!  

Grades: K - 2 (Ages 5-8)
Dates: February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13 (2018)
Tuesdays 3:45 – 5:00 pm
Location:  Deyo Hall, 6 Broadhead Avenue, New Paltz
Price: $95/5 week session

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Screening and Discussion of "Historic Preservation and the Village of New Paltz"
Mar
4
4:00 PM16:00

Screening and Discussion of "Historic Preservation and the Village of New Paltz"

Historic Huguenot Street and the Village of New Paltz Historic Preservation Commission will co-sponsor a public screening of the Historic Preservation Commission's new informational video "Historic Preservation and the Village of New Paltz" on Sunday, March 4, at 4:00 pm at Deyo Hall (6 Broadhead Avenue, New Paltz). 

The video, created with the support of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Village of New Paltz, is about 25 minutes long. It explains the principles of historic architectural preservation and applies them to the local context. Immediately following the screening, the sponsors will invite public comment on any aspect of historic preservation, planning, and development in the community of New Paltz.

The event is free and open to the public. All are warmly welcome to attend.

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"In Her Words," a lecture and performance
Mar
10
4:00 PM16:00

"In Her Words," a lecture and performance

Following the successful 2017 run of Historic Huguenot Street’s In Her Words: A Women’s History Tour, HHS will host a lecture and performance focusing on the lives of several women who helped shape local history. This lecture will feature actors who will portray these remarkable women, and perform creative monologues written by HHS staff.

Visitors will hear stories and watch performances about an Esopus Munsee woman who signed the 1677 Indian Deed; Catherine Blanchan (1629 – 1713), one of the original New Paltz Huguenot settlers; Rachel, an enslaved African woman; Wyntje Hasbrouck (1708 – 1787), a colonial woman who managed her own estate; Julia “Aunt Judy” Jackson (ca. 1800 – 1898), a freed slave and choir singer; Eliza Ackert (1830 – 1916), the first female editor of the original New Paltz Times; Progressive-era artist Julia McEntee Dillon (1834 – 1919); and Mary Jane Snyder Freer (1862 – 1931), the first New Paltz woman to vote in 1918.

Light refreshments will be served.

$20 general admission
$18 for seniors, members, and members of the armed service

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HYPE Tour and Mixer
Mar
21
5:30 PM17:30

HYPE Tour and Mixer

The Huguenot Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs (HYPE) will meet for a guided tour* of Historic Huguenot Street, beginning at the DuBois Fort (81 Huguenot Street). Following the tour, Tim Dressel of Kettleborough Cider House will provide a Huguenot Cider tasting in the DuBois Fort.

Registration is required for this event.

Please park in the Reformed Church parking lot (closest to the DuBois Fort Visitor Center).

*Suggested Donation of $10 will go directly to HHS to support its upcoming tour season.

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“That class of people called Low Dutch,” African Enslavement Among the Dutch Reformed Churches of Ulster County and New Jersey's Raritan Valley
Apr
7
4:00 PM16:00

“That class of people called Low Dutch,” African Enslavement Among the Dutch Reformed Churches of Ulster County and New Jersey's Raritan Valley

Time TBD

Drawing upon a variety of resources from research facilities in Ulster County and New Brunswick, NJ, Wendy E. Harris and Helene van Rossum will discuss aspects of African enslavement among the Dutch Reformed congregations of Marbletown, Rochester, Wawarsing, and Shawangunk, churches with historic ties to congregations in New Paltz and Kingston. In her memoirs, Sojourner Truth referred to the Dutch communities in Ulster county—to whom her first owner, Colonel Johannes Hardenbergh belonged—as “that class of people called Low Dutch.” The speakers will highlight enslavement among the powerful Hardenbergh family, as well as connections between Dutch Reformed congregations in Ulster County and those in Central New Jersey’s Raritan Valley, traceable through the ministries of Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen (1691–1747), Johannes Frelinghuysen (1727–1754), and Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh (1736–1790), the first president of Queen’s College (presently Rutgers University).

Wendy E. Harris is an Ulster-born archaeologist and historic preservation consultant. In 2002 she and fellow archaeologist Arnold Pickman formed Cragsmoor Consultants. Unexpected findings from recent projects conducted for the Cragsmoor Conservancy, the Cragsmoor Historical Society and the Village of Ellenville/Town of Wawarsing Joint Historic Preservation Commission led to Harris’s current interest in the history of African enslavement in what were once the Ulster County hinterlands. In June 2016 she and Pickman presented a joint talk at the Cragsmoor Historical Society entitled “Where Slavery Died Hard, The Forgotten History of Ulster County and the Shawangunk Mountains Region.”

Helene van Rossum, a Dutch-born archivist and writer, is Public Services and Outreach archivist at Rutgers University Special Collections and University Archives. Among the repository’s Dutch holdings she found the farm ledgers of major slave holder Johannes G. Hardenbergh (1731-1811), cousin of Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh and Colonel Johannes Hardenbergh, which led to her interest in Dutch communities in Ulster County. In June 2017 she presented a joint talk with Thomas Frusciano (Rutgers University Archivist) and John Coakley (Feakes Professor of Church History, Emeritus, at New Brunswick Theological Seminary) in the “Dutch Parsonage,” Somerset, NJ, entitled “Land, Faith, and Slaves. The shared heritage of the Hardenbergh family, Rutgers University, and the Dutch Reformed Church.”

$15 general admission
$13.50 for seniors, members, and members of the armed service

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Spring Celebration
Apr
28
4:00 PM16:00

Spring Celebration

Historic Huguenot Street’s Spring Celebration Pinkster Festival will include a mix of the traditional Dutch and African customs that made this event so popular in early America.

The celebration of Pinkster was brought to what would become the Northeastern United States by Dutch colonists in the 17th century. Pinkster was a religious holiday celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter, and was typically recognized by a day of rest, church services, and important religious ceremonies such as baptisms and confirmations. For the Africans and African Americans enslaved by these Dutch settlers, this day also became a day of rest and celebration for them. 

As an African-American holiday, Pinkster reached its peak of popularity between 1790-1810. By this time, it was widely recognized and celebrated by both Dutch- and African-Americans. The holiday was celebrated over many days and included sports, drinking, and music.
 

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Opening Day
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Opening Day

Regularly-scheduled tours will resume and the DuBois Fort Visitor Center and Museum Shop will re-open for the season. Ninety-minute tours of the site will take place hourly on the hour, beginning at 10 am, with the final tour starting at 4 pm, every day except Wednesdays.

Sponsored by Ulster Savings Bank.

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“Sex and the City: The Early Years,” presented by author Bill Greer
May
5
2:00 PM14:00

“Sex and the City: The Early Years,” presented by author Bill Greer

“Sex and the City: The Early Years” looks at the bawdy world of Dutch New York from 1624 to 1664. Through anecdotes of real people and events, the talk examines the rather libertine culture Europeans brought to the Hudson Valley and how that culture engendered an independent streak that fueled a rebellion of the common people against their rulers. This conflict, many historians argue, laid the foundation for the pluralistic, freedom-loving society that America became.

Bill Greer has spent much of his working life in the heart of New Amsterdam.  He was a trustee of the New Netherland Institute from 2008 to 2015 and received the Institute’s Howard G. Hageman award for his contributions to launch the New Netherland Research Center in the New York State Library. His novel of New Amsterdam, The Mevrouw Who Saved Manhattan, paints a real and humorous portrait of Dutch life on the Hudson through the eyes of a sharp-tongued bride who comes among the first settlers.

$10 general admission
$9 for for seniors, students, members, and members of the armed service

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Family Day: Free Admission
Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

Family Day: Free Admission

Enjoy free admissions to Historic Huguenot Street on June 17. This includes admissions into the historic house tours and exhibits. Bring a blanket and bagged lunch and have a picnic on our grounds. Enjoy a day with the family as you learn about the families who founded New Paltz.

This event is part of New York State's Path Through History Weekend.

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New Paltz in the War for Independence
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

New Paltz in the War for Independence

Historic Huguenot Street will host a Revolutionary War encampment on Saturday, July 7, with the 5th New York Regiment. The original 5th New York Regiment included many soldiers from Orange and Ulster counties.

At the camp site, living historians from the 5th New York Regiment will demonstrate marching and drilling, showing how arms at the time were handled and fired. An armament demonstration will display various types of muskets and weaponry while members of the regiment explain how they were used, fired, and maintained. Wedge-style tents and a dining “fly” will serve as the backdrop on the Huguenot Street grounds.

Additional demonstrations and displays will reveal aspects of civilian life, including candle making, woodworking, musket ball and cartridge manufacturing, and colonial cooking. Children can participate in reenactment military drills and various colonial games. 

The encampment is free and open to the public, rain or shine.

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Camp Huguenot
Jul
23
to Jul 27

Camp Huguenot

Campers are invited to discover, explore, and experience Historic Huguenot Street, where they will learn about the site, its unique history, and the individuals who settled New Paltz over 300 years ago!

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Young Writers Program
Jul
30
to Aug 3

Young Writers Program

Led by the region's finest teachers, the Hudson Valley Writing Project offers children and teens unique learning experiences at local cultural and historic sites, nature preserves, and college campuses.

In one adventurous week, young writers ages 10 - 14 will tour historic stone houses, explore a wildlife sanctuary, and spend time on a working farm as they learn and write about the remarkably rich history of this land and its people.

Register at http://www.newpaltz.edu/hvwp/summercamps.

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"Moments of Discovery: Research Revelations in Local History," a talk with local author and historian Marc B. Fried
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

"Moments of Discovery: Research Revelations in Local History," a talk with local author and historian Marc B. Fried

Ulster County and Shawangunk region historian Marc B. Fried is author of six books of local history and nature writing. In his 50 years perusing Dutch and English colonial manuscript;s, court and church records and maps both ancient and modern, and in his extensive interviews with local huckleberry pickers and forest rangers and treks through the Shawangunk Mountains and Rondout and Wallkill valleys, Fried has solved many seemingly intractable historical and geographical mysteries and shed light on local legends and folklore.

In this talk, Fried will discuss some of the more dramatic discoveries he has written about and the sources, methods and perspectives that helped reveal the past and separate fact from fiction. A question and answer period and book signing will follow his talk.

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Old New Paltz Stone House Day
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

Old New Paltz Stone House Day

Historic Huguenot Street and the Town of New Paltz have partnered to celebrate the 340th anniversary of the settling of New Paltz.

Seven historic stone houses will be open for public tours. Performances, skits, and vendor demonstrations will take place throughout the day while artisans and craftspeople sell handmade goods.

Sponsored by Ulster Savings Bank.

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Cider Market & Tasting
Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

Cider Market & Tasting

Historic Huguenot Street will host its fourth annual hard cider market and tasting on Saturday, October 6. This year’s market will feature over a dozen New York State cideries, wineries, and breweries, plus food trucks, and live music. In addition to ciders, vendors will be selling other products from their orchards and farms as well, including fresh cut flowers, local apples, apple cider donuts, and more.

Sponsored by Ulster Savings Bank.

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Mold: Prevention, Detection, Recovery
Oct
16
9:00 AM09:00

Mold: Prevention, Detection, Recovery

A workshop presented by Documentary Heritage & Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) with speaker Gillian Marcus, Preservation Specialist, DHPSNY.

Mold can stain artifacts and weaken paper, books, textiles, and proteinaceous materials such as leather. It can also cause health problems for staff and visitors. This half-day workshop will discuss how to identify mold, the environmental factors that allow mold to grow and thrive, and how to prevent an outbreak. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and procedures for handling the health risks of a mold outbreak will also be discussed. Attendees will learn best practices for cleaning moldy books and papers, as well as identifying when it’s necessary to call a conservator or a professional mold remediation company.

This is a half-day session, with morning (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) and afternoon (2:00 - 5:00 PM) sessions. Registration is limited to 20 participants per session.  

Program times:
Choose one when registering
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
OR
2:00 - 5:00 PM

Important Registration Information:

  • The registration deadline for each workshop is two weeks before the workshop date.
  • You must complete a separate registration for each individual attending the workshop. You must complete the entire registration form for each attendee to guarantee a spot at the workshop. 
  • A reminder email will be sent one week prior to each workshop date. If you believe you have registered but have not received a reminder, please contact DHPSNY at info@dhpsny.org to confirm that you are registered.
  • If online registration is inconvenient, you may also call DHPSNY at (215) 545-0613
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Trick-or-Treat on Huguenot Street
Oct
31
3:30 PM15:30

Trick-or-Treat on Huguenot Street

Following four successful years of this annual tradition on Huguenot Street, children and families are welcome to once again walk the street on Halloween night, October 31, trick-or-treating at the historic houses from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. 

Free and open to the public, a portion of Huguenot Street will be closed to vehicular traffic while children trick-or-treat. Children and adults can expect to meet "residents" that span the National Historic Landmark District's centuries-long history, including colonial-era women, Revolutionary War soldiers, a Victorian-era socialite and her house maid, flappers from the Roaring Twenties, and other costumed interpreters.

Sponsored by Ulster Savings Bank.

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Little Huguenots After-School Program
Nov
13
to Dec 18

Little Huguenots After-School Program

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Do you wish you had more time to let your child help you in the kitchen or to create a craft?  Then we have the program for you! Each week kids will have a chance to create something new. Whether it be making their own Dutch Apple Pie or crafting a mini-stone house, kids will have the opportunity to discover, create, explore and more!  

Grades: 3 - 5
Dates: November 13, 20, 27, December 6, 13 (2018)
Tuesdays 3:45 – 5:00 pm
Location:  Deyo Hall, 6 Broadhead Avenue, New Paltz

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Mapping the Patent - 340 years later
Feb
17
4:00 PM16:00

Mapping the Patent - 340 years later

On Saturday, February 17, Historic Huguenot Street will host “Mapping the Patent,” a presentation of the first land survey of the New Paltz patent and its early divisions.

On May 26, 1677, 12 Huguenot refugees signed an agreement with sachems of the Esopus Munsee tribe for approximately 39,683 acres of land that would be called New Paltz. On September 15, 1677, New York Governor Edmund Andros confirmed the purchase, and on September 29, 1677, Governor Andros issued a patent for the land and made the tract an official township. For 340 years, the tract of land was never officially surveyed – until now.

Working with Carol Johnson and Margaret Stanne from the Haviland-Heidgard Historical Collection, SUNY New Paltz geography student Gregory Krupp has mapped the land of the original patent and its early divisions as they coincide with the modern landscape. Krupp was able to identify old boundary and plot lines by applying today’s technology to the information provided by old deeds, maps, town records, and stone walls, which still exist today.

On Saturday, February 17, at 4:00 PM, Krupp will present his new map to the public for the second time in Deyo Hall at 6 Broadhead Avenue (his first presentation took place at the Elting Memorial Library in November 2017). A Q&A portion will follow the presentation and light refreshments will be served.

$10 general admission
$9 for seniors, members, and members of the armed service

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Tea Time with Author/Illustrator Barbara Bash
Jan
13
2:00 PM14:00

Tea Time with Author/Illustrator Barbara Bash

Author/illustrator Barbara Bash will talk about the process of creating her children's book on the Little Brown Bat, and how she became fascinated with this mysterious and often misunderstood creature. She will show images from her sketchbooks and do live illustrating.

Bash has written and illustrated a number of award winning books on natural history for children for Sierra Club and Greenwillow Books, among them Urban Roosts: Where Birds Nest in the City and In the Heart of the Village: The World of the Indian Banyan Tree.

$25 for adults
$20 for children under 13 years of age
$18 for children under 6 years of age

Click here to pre-order Bash’s book, Shadows of Night: The Hidden World of the Little Brown Bat, for pick-up at the event. Please be sure to select “Customer Pick-Up” at check-out. You may also purchase your very own Archie the Archives Bat plush toy for pick-up by clicking here.

For a chance to win your very own Archie the Archives Bat plush toy, we invite you to illustrate your own Huguenot Street mascot. All illustrations can be submitted at the event, during which we will announce the winner! (All who submit an illustration will receive a prize.)

The event will also include raffling of a Felicity Merriman American Girl® Doll. Single raffle tickets will be available for $3, 2 for $5, or 5 for $10.

This event will be catered by Main Course Catering. Tea will be provided by PositiviTeas, and guests can purchase their products at the event.

(Snow date: February 10)

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"Kasten from Mid-Hudson Valley Collections" Tour with Sanford Levy
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

"Kasten from Mid-Hudson Valley Collections" Tour with Sanford Levy

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Take a special tour of the exhibition Kasten from Mid-Hudson Valley Collections, led by Sanford Levy.

Over a dozen American-made kasten from the HHS Permanent Collection and selected loans are featured in the Jean Hasbrouck House and the Abraham Hasbrouck House.

Although variations exist, the typical kast (plural kasten) is a large, free-standing cupboard or wardrobe with two paneled doors surmounted by an over-scaled, molded cornice. The cupboard usually sits on a base with a single drawer or drawers and ball-shaped feet. Some simpler versions made by country craftsmen feature cut-out or stylized feet and may or may not have drawers.

Historic Huguenot Street houses one of the largest collections of Hudson Valley kasten in the country. This focused exhibition gathers these unique cupboards from several prominent regional public and private collections, highlighting the historical uses, design, and construction of these important pieces of material culture.

Sanford Levy is currently Vice President of the Board of Trustees, Chair of the Collections Committee, and the owner of Jenkinstown Antiques, which he opened in 1974. Mr. Levy has a particular love and knowledge of items from the Hudson Valley, and is a well-known dealer in regional artists such as D.F. Hasbrouck, T. B. Pope, Michael Kelly, Joseph Tubby, and Julia Dillon. He also specializes in furniture from the Valley, including kasten and country pieces.

The tour will depart from the DuBois Fort at 2 pm.

Light refreshments will be served at the DuBois Fort following the tour.

General admission $20.
10% off for seniors, members of the armed service, and Friends of Historic Huguenot Street (those who have given more than $50 within the calendar year)

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"Living in Style" Tour with Collector George Way
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

"Living in Style" Tour with Collector George Way

Take a special tour of the exhibition Living in Style: Selections from the George Way Collection of Dutch Fine and Decorative Art, led by George Way. 

Featuring over 100 17th- and 18th-century Dutch items from the Netherlands — including 22 oil paintings, a rich diversity of interior furnishings, and decorative and utilitarian objects — the exhibition is installed in a period room in the historic Jean Hasbrouck House. 

George Way has been a collector of fine Dutch 16th- and 17th-century furniture, paintings, and decorative arts for over fifty years. He began his collection as a teenager; today, it is recognized as one of the finest private collections of Dutch and English furniture, artifacts, and fine arts in the country. As one of America’s leading experts in 17th-century furniture, Mr. Way served as a consultant for Christie’s New York, and has made guest appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Today Show, among others. He was named one of the top 100 collectors in America by Art & Antiques for four consecutive years (1989–92).

The tour will depart from the DuBois Fort at 2 pm.

Light refreshments will be served at the DuBois Fort following the tour.

General admission $20.
10% off for seniors, members of the armed service, and Friends of Historic Huguenot Street (those who have given more than $50 within the calendar year)

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Community Tree Lighting
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Community Tree Lighting

Join us for our annual Community Tree Lighting on the Deyo House lawn (74 Huguenot Street) and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus!

The Paper Lantern Light Parade kicks off at 6:45 pm, and the tree will be lit at 7:00 pm by Village Mayor Tim Rogers, Deputy Mayor KT Tobin, Town Supervisor Neil Bettez, and Deputy Supervisor Daniel Torres.

Paper lanterns will be available for purchase at the Museum Shop in the DuBois Fort (81 Huguenot Street).

Sponsored by The 1850 House Inn & TavernAmericas Best Value Inn of New Paltzthe DuBois Family Association, and Ulster Savings Bank

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A Holiday on Huguenot Street
Dec
1
to Dec 2

A Holiday on Huguenot Street

Join us December 1-2 to celebrate the season with Historic Huguenot Street and the Reformed Church of New Paltz.

Friday, December 1

3:30 pm    Holiday themed tours of the Abraham Hasbrouck House and the Deyo House begin. Tours depart from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center (81 Huguenot Street) every hour on the half hour, with the last tour beginning at 8:30 pm. Please note, there will be no 6:30 pm tour. Click here to register for a holiday tour.

4:00 pm    Pet and family portraits by Duetimage Photography in the Wullschleger Education Building (92 Huguenot Street) until 6:00 pm. All proceeds go to the Humane Society of Walden.

5:00 pm    Local at Heart Cookie Walk in the DuBois Fort Visitor Center (81 Huguenot Street) until 7:00 pm

5:00 pm    Reformed Church's Craft Fair in the Wullschleger Education Building (92 Huguenot Street) until 8:00 pm

6:00 pm    Reformed Church's Soup on the Stoop on the steps of the Church (92 Huguenot Street)

6:45 pm    Paper Lantern Parade down Huguenot Street (paper lanterns will be available for purchase at the Museum Shop in the DuBois Fort)

7:00 pm    Historic Huguenot Street Community Tree Lighting on the Deyo House lawn (74 Huguenot Street) with Village Mayor Tim Rogers, Deputy Mayor KT Tobin, Town Supervisor Neil Bettez, and Deputy Supervisor Dan Torres

7:15 pm    Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus on the Deyo House porch

7:45 pm    Uptown Lowdown Swing performance outside the Reformed Church (92 Huguenot Street)

8:00 pm    Big Blue Big Band free holiday concert at the Reformed Church (92 Huguenot Street)

Saturday, December 2

9:00 am    Reformed Church's Craft Fair in the Wullschleger Education Building (92 Huguenot Street) until 2:00 pm

10:00 am    Holiday themed tours of the Abraham Hasbrouck House and the Deyo House begin. Tours depart from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center (81 Huguenot Street) every hour on the hour, with the last tour beginning at 3:00 pm. Click here to register for a holiday tour.

10:00 am    Local at Heart Cookie Walk across the street from the Roosa House Schoonmaker Library (88 Huguenot Street) until 3:00 pm

10:00 am    Pet and family portraits by Duetimage Photography in the Wullschleger Education Building (92 Huguenot Street) until 6:00 pm. All proceeds go to the Humane Society of Walden.

10:00 am    Teddy bear building workshop in the Wullschleger Education Building (92 Huguenot Street) until 2:00 pm. $15 to participate.

10:30 am    Petting zoo with miniature donkeys outside the Wullschleger Education Building (92 Huguenot Street) until 12:30 pm

11:00 am    Petting zoo with goats, ducks, chickens, and homing pigeons, presented by members of our local 4-H Club at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center (81 Huguenot Street)

11:00 am    Meet and greet with a family of sheep outside the Bevier-Elting House (84 Huguenot Street)

11:00 am    Reformed Church's Christmas Café in the Social Hall (92 Huguenot Street) until 2:00 pm (Click here to view the menu.)

11:00 am    Horse-drawn wagon rides with caroling depart regularly from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center (81 Huguenot Street) until 2:00 pm ($5 per person, children 3 and under free)

Sponsored by The 1850 House Inn & TavernAmericas Best Value Inn of New Paltzthe DuBois Family Association, and Ulster Savings Bank. Special thanks to The Department of Theatre Arts at SUNY New Paltz for loaning period costumes to Historic Huguenot Street for this program.

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"Huguenot Cider: European Heritage in a Glass," a talk and tasting with Tim Dressel
Nov
18
4:00 PM16:00

"Huguenot Cider: European Heritage in a Glass," a talk and tasting with Tim Dressel

Join us for a talk and hard cider tasting with Tim Dressel of Dressel Farms and Kettleborough Cider House. The Dressel family has been growing apples in New Paltz for four generations, beginning with Tim's great grandfather Fred Dressel in 1923. In 2017, Kettleborough Cider House released Huguenot Cider, its first cider made exclusively from heirloom apple varieties. More than 20 Old World and American apple varieties are blended together to create the rustic, farmhouse-style cider.

Made in a French style, Huguenot Cider is created using a long, slow fermentation employing only natural wild yeast. The distinctive cider is non-sparkling, unfiltered, and hand-bottled. The tannic Old World fruit impart a complex flavor and body that is impossible to accomplish with modern "dessert" apples.

When most people think of French agriculture, the obvious association is grapes and wine; but if you travel to the Normandy region in the northwest part of the country you won't find grapes - you'll find apples. While French cider doesn't command the pomp and grandeur that French wine enjoys, its traditions and quality are just as impressive.  When French settlers found their way to the Hudson Valley, they brought their cider with them.  Huguenot Cider celebrates this heritage using heirloom European apple varieties and French cider-making techniques.  This lecture will present a detailed explanation of cider-making traditions and show how the recent hard cider resurgence is reviving these ancient practices.

Guests must be 21 and over with ID to participate in the tasting. 

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Behind the Scenes, in partnership with Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN)
Nov
17
5:30 PM17:30

Behind the Scenes, in partnership with Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN)

Historic Huguenot Street staff members will present their experiences and lessons learned through the 2016-17 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections project. The project involved working with preservation experts Michael C. Henry and Richard Kerschner to explore practical ways to improve environmental climate for both historic houses and the collections displayed within, while reducing reliance on non-renewable fossil fuels and cutting their associated costs through the implementation of passive and other sustainable methods appropriate to the historic structures. The presentation will also include HHS's implementation of eClimateNotebook and other upgrades to environmental monitoring.  The event will include tours of the Jean Hasbrouck House and the Bevier-Elting House. The reception will be held at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center.

Space is limited. Registration is $15.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this presentation do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 
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"Kasten from Mid-Hudson Valley Collections" Tour with Sanford Levy
Nov
9
3:00 PM15:00

"Kasten from Mid-Hudson Valley Collections" Tour with Sanford Levy

Take a special tour of the exhibition Kasten from Mid-Hudson Valley Collections, led by Sanford Levy.

Over a dozen American-made kasten from the HHS Permanent Collection and selected loans are featured in the Jean Hasbrouck House and the Abraham Hasbrouck House.

Although variations exist, the typical kast (plural kasten) is a large, free-standing cupboard or wardrobe with two paneled doors surmounted by an over-scaled, molded cornice. The cupboard usually sits on a base with a single drawer or drawers and ball-shaped feet. Some simpler versions made by country craftsmen feature cut-out or stylized feet and may or may not have drawers.

Historic Huguenot Street houses one of the largest collections of Hudson Valley kasten in the country. This focused exhibition gathers these unique cupboards from several prominent regional public and private collections, highlighting the historical uses, design, and construction of these important pieces of material culture.

Sanford Levy is currently Vice President of the Board of Trustees, Chair of the Collections Committee, and the owner of Jenkinstown Antiques, which he opened in 1974. Mr. Levy has a particular love and knowledge of items from the Hudson Valley, and is a well-known dealer in regional artists such as D.F. Hasbrouck, T. B. Pope, Michael Kelly, Joseph Tubby, and Julia Dillon. He also specializes in furniture from the Valley, including kasten and country pieces.

The tour will depart from the DuBois Fort at 3 pm.

Light refreshments will be served at the DuBois Fort following the tour.

General admission $20.
10% off for seniors, members of the armed service, and Friends of Historic Huguenot Street (those who have given more than $50 within the calendar year)

Tours are also available on Saturday, December 16, at 2 pm.

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In Her Words: A Women's History Tour
Nov
5
11:00 AM11:00

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour

In honor of the 2017 centennial of the ratification of women’s suffrage in New York, Historic Huguenot Street has developed “In Her Words,” a monthly women’s history tour. The tour begins at 11 am at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center.

Developed by HHS’ Public Programming department with the assistance of SUNY New Paltz intern Allison Surgeary, the tour will follow the lives and stories of several women who played a role in local history. Visitors will be guided through four historic buildings and have the opportunity to discover figures from the past through a combination of factual, historical information and cleverly composed monologues written and recorded by HHS staff and volunteers. 

This is the last offering of the "In Her Words" tour this year.

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"Living in Style" Tour with Collector George Way
Nov
4
4:00 PM16:00

"Living in Style" Tour with Collector George Way

Take a special tour of the exhibition Living in Style: Selections from the George Way Collection of Dutch Fine and Decorative Art, led by George Way. 

Featuring over 100 17th- and 18th-century Dutch items from the Netherlands — including 22 oil paintings, a rich diversity of interior furnishings, and decorative and utilitarian objects — the exhibition is installed in a period room in the historic Jean Hasbrouck House. 

George Way has been a collector of fine Dutch 16th- and 17th-century furniture, paintings, and decorative arts for over fifty years. He began his collection as a teenager; today, it is recognized as one of the finest private collections of Dutch and English furniture, artifacts, and fine arts in the country. As one of America’s leading experts in 17th-century furniture, Mr. Way served as a consultant for Christie’s New York, and has made guest appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Today Show, among others. He was named one of the top 100 collectors in America by Art & Antiques for four consecutive years (1989–92).

The tour will depart from the DuBois Fort at 4 pm.

Light refreshments will be served at the DuBois Fort following the tour.

General admission $20.
10% off for seniors, members of the armed service, and Friends of Historic Huguenot Street (those who have given more than $50 within the calendar year)

The tour is also available on Saturday, December 9, at 2 pm.

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Trick-or-Treat on Huguenot Street
Oct
31
4:00 PM16:00

Trick-or-Treat on Huguenot Street

Following three successful years of this annual tradition on Huguenot Street, children and families are welcome to once again walk the street on Halloween night, October 31, trick-or-treating at the historic houses from 4 pm to 6 pm. 

Free and open to the public, a portion of Huguenot Street will be closed to vehicular traffic while children trick-or-treat. Children and adults can expect to meet "residents" that span the National Historic Landmark District's centuries-long history, including colonial-era women, Revolutionary War soldiers, a Victorian-era socialite and her house maid, flappers from the Roaring Twenties, and other costumed interpreters.

Sponsored by Americas Best Value Inn of New Paltz, the DuBois Family Association, and Ulster Savings Bank

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Haunted Huguenot Street
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Haunted Huguenot Street

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Historic Huguenot Street's 2017 Haunted Huguenot Street tours will feature the mysterious history of New Paltz, including the hauntings, legends, and evolution of spiritualism through the ages. The tours will take guests through four historic structures and the burial ground. Come hear centuries-old Lenape legends in the replica Esopus Munsee Native American wigwam, meet past residents of Huguenot Street who experienced paranormal activity in their homes, learn about the rise of spiritualism and séances, and witness the fixation with the “Mysterious Talking Board” that mystified the country in the 19th and 20th centuries. Haunted Huguenot Street tours will begin Friday, October 13th, and run from 5pm-9pm every Friday and Saturday through the end of October.

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Haunted Huguenot Street
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Haunted Huguenot Street

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Historic Huguenot Street's 2017 Haunted Huguenot Street tours will feature the mysterious history of New Paltz, including the hauntings, legends, and evolution of spiritualism through the ages. The tours will take guests through four historic structures and the burial ground. Come hear centuries-old Lenape legends in the replica Esopus Munsee Native American wigwam, meet past residents of Huguenot Street who experienced paranormal activity in their homes, learn about the rise of spiritualism and séances, and witness the fixation with the “Mysterious Talking Board” that mystified the country in the 19th and 20th centuries. Haunted Huguenot Street tours will begin Friday, October 13th, and run from 5pm-9pm every Friday and Saturday through the end of October.

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"Kasten from Mid-Hudson Valley Collections" Tour with Sanford Levy
Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

"Kasten from Mid-Hudson Valley Collections" Tour with Sanford Levy

Take a special tour of the exhibition Kasten from Mid-Hudson Valley Collections, led by Sanford Levy.

Over a dozen American-made kasten from the HHS Permanent Collection and selected loans are featured in the Jean Hasbrouck House and the Abraham Hasbrouck House.

Although variations exist, the typical kast (plural kasten) is a large, free-standing cupboard or wardrobe with two paneled doors surmounted by an over-scaled, molded cornice. The cupboard usually sits on a base with a single drawer or drawers and ball-shaped feet. Some simpler versions made by country craftsmen feature cut-out or stylized feet and may or may not have drawers.

Historic Huguenot Street houses one of the largest collections of Hudson Valley kasten in the country. This focused exhibition gathers these unique cupboards from several prominent regional public and private collections, highlighting the historical uses, design, and construction of these important pieces of material culture.

Sanford Levy is currently Vice President of the Board of Trustees, Chair of the Collections Committee, and the owner of Jenkinstown Antiques, which he opened in 1974. Mr. Levy has a particular love and knowledge of items from the Hudson Valley, and is a well-known dealer in regional artists such as D.F. Hasbrouck, T. B. Pope, Michael Kelly, Joseph Tubby, and Julia Dillon. He also specializes in furniture from the Valley, including kasten and country pieces.

The tour will depart from the DuBois Fort at 3 pm.

Light refreshments will be served at the DuBois Fort following the tour.

General admission $20.
10% off for seniors, members of the armed service, and Friends of Historic Huguenot Street (those who have given more than $50 within the calendar year)

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Haunted Huguenot Street
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Haunted Huguenot Street

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Historic Huguenot Street's 2017 Haunted Huguenot Street tours will feature the mysterious history of New Paltz, including the hauntings, legends, and evolution of spiritualism through the ages. The tours will take guests through four historic structures and the burial ground. Come hear centuries-old Lenape legends in the replica Esopus Munsee Native American wigwam, meet past residents of Huguenot Street who experienced paranormal activity in their homes, learn about the rise of spiritualism and séances, and witness the fixation with the “Mysterious Talking Board” that mystified the country in the 19th and 20th centuries. Haunted Huguenot Street tours will begin Friday, October 13th, and run from 5pm-9pm every Friday and Saturday through the end of October.

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In Her Words: A Women's History Tour
Oct
8
11:00 AM11:00

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour

In honor of the 2017 centennial of the ratification of women’s suffrage in New York, Historic Huguenot Street has developed “In Her Words,” a monthly women’s history tour. The tour begins at 11 am at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center.

Developed by HHS’ Public Programming department with the assistance of SUNY New Paltz intern Allison Surgeary, the tour will follow the lives and stories of several women who played a role in local history. Visitors will be guided through four historic buildings and have the opportunity to discover figures from the past through a combination of factual, historical information and cleverly composed monologues written and recorded by HHS staff and volunteers. 

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Second Annual Fall Harvest Celebration
Sep
30
6:00 PM18:00

Second Annual Fall Harvest Celebration

Join us and make some history during an evening of dinner and drinks at Historic Huguenot Street’s annual Fall Harvest Celebration. As we celebrate another fantastic year on Huguenot Street the evening will open of a special exhibition of a late 17th-century Dutch period room in the Jean Hasbrouck House! Featuring the renowned collection of George Way, the exhibition explores the world of the New Netherlands colony and opens doors to the enduring influence of Dutch heritage in the Hudson Valley.

The event will be held from 6:00 - 9:30 pm and will open with a reception at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center. During this cocktail hour, you will be able to experience the Dutch period room intimately, meet the curator, and enjoy live music with a selection of farm-fresh hors d’oeuvres.

Following the reception, you will cross the Huguenot Street for a farm-to-table dinner with wine under an illuminated tent on the sweeping lawn of the Deyo House. There, you will enjoy a seasonal three course meal highlighting the agricultural roots of the Hudson Valley. An accompanying program will celebrate our shared accomplishments in protecting this one-of-a-kind historic site and raise money for our vital education and preservation mission!  

Throughout the evening, you will have ample opportunity to enjoy the historic grounds of our beloved National Historic Landmark District and experience what makes Historic Huguenot Street an international treasure. Your support makes the difference and we could not protect these architectural masterpieces or the histories they house without it! Thank you for all of your support and we look forward to seeing you at our Fall Harvest Celebration!

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Reclaiming Our Time: A Live Performance by TMI Project
Sep
16
7:30 PM19:30

Reclaiming Our Time: A Live Performance by TMI Project

Historic Huguenot Street, in partnership with The Slave Dwelling Project, invited TMI Project to participate in an overnight stay in one of the site’s historic slave cellars on June 17, 2017. TMI Project writers will share the stories and monologues they crafted following this transformative experience at a performance titled “Reclaiming Our Time” on Saturday, September 16.

Terry James, living historian and Board Member of The Slave Dwelling Project, spent the night in a Huguenot Street cellar with writers from TMI Project, an organization which seeks to raise awareness of and inspire people to take action around social justice issues through true storytelling. This was The Slave Dwelling Project’s second overnight at Historic Huguenot Street, which is one of only two New York State dwellings the organization has visited, and the only one in the Hudson Valley.

TMI Project focuses the spotlight on stories told by people from marginalized populations, humanizing issues that are often overlooked by mainstream media. Beginning on June 16, six participating writers began a series of 10 workshops, the first of which included an introduction to Historic Huguenot Street and a discussion of expectations for the overnight. Writers also participated in workshops with Mr. James both before and immediately following the experience to explore the significance and purpose of the overnight visit.

Through TMI Project’s workshops, participants are offered specific guidance for creating compelling stories, guided writing prompts, brainstorming sessions, feedback during monologue development, and editing of their final works. Their groundbreaking stories will be performed at the Reformed Church of New Paltz at 92 Historic Huguenot Street on Saturday, September 16, at 7:30 pm. General admission is $10, and registration is available at huguenotstreet.org/tmi.

Sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant, the DuBois Family Association, the Reformed Church of New Paltz, and SUNY New Paltz.

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In Her Words: A Women's History Tour
Sep
10
2:00 PM14:00

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour

In honor of the 2017 centennial of the ratification of women’s suffrage in New York, Historic Huguenot Street has developed “In Her Words,” a monthly women’s history tour. The tour begins at 2 pm at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center.

Developed by HHS’ Public Programming department with the assistance of SUNY New Paltz intern Allison Surgeary, the tour will follow the lives and stories of several women who played a role in local history. Visitors will be guided through four historic buildings and have the opportunity to discover figures from the past through a combination of factual, historical information and cleverly composed monologues written and recorded by HHS staff and volunteers. 

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In Her Words: A Women's History Tour
Aug
19
11:00 AM11:00

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour

In honor of the 2017 centennial of the ratification of women’s suffrage in New York, Historic Huguenot Street has developed “In Her Words,” a monthly women’s history tour. The tour begins at 11 am at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center.

Developed by HHS’ Public Programming department with the assistance of SUNY New Paltz intern Allison Surgeary, the tour will follow the lives and stories of several women who played a role in local history. Visitors will be guided through four historic buildings and have the opportunity to discover figures from the past through a combination of factual, historical information and cleverly composed monologues written and recorded by HHS staff and volunteers. 

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5th Annual Artists on the Street
Aug
12
11:00 AM11:00

5th Annual Artists on the Street

Historic Huguenot Street has announced the return of Artists on the Street, an all-day plein air event showcasing the talents of nearly 20 renowned Hudson Valley artists, including Kevin Cook, Daisy Deputhod, Carolyn Hutchings Edlund, Alan McKnight, Marlene Wiedenbaum, and others. The annual event takes place on the second Saturday in August each year, this year on August 12 from 11 am – 5 pm. It is an opportunity for the public to watch and engage with local artists as they work, creating paintings inspired by the landscape of the Huguenot Street National Historic Landmark District.

This year’s event has been expanded to celebrate a wider variety of arts and culture. Maps will be available denoting the location of each artist participating across the site. Ei’s Fries and The Flying Food Truck will be on site for guests’ enjoyment.

Muralist Eugene Stetz, most known in New Paltz for his mural on the corner of Main and North Chestnut Streets, will participate this year, creating a large work in spray paint. The 28-year-old self-taught painter has created about 70 large-scale murals all across the country, including a 30-foot mural at Rondout Valley High School, from which he graduated.

Local singer/songwriter Ciarra Fragale will perform her indie folk repertoire on the Deyo House lawn beginning at 1 pm, followed by singer/songwriter Patrick Collins at 2:30 pm. Writing songs since the age of 13, Fragale has played at venues all throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond, including the acclaimed Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs. Her full length debut album, Seasons, was released in April. Homegrown in the Hudson Valley, Collins is a former skateboarder who turned to music following an ankle injury. His album, Folks Forgotten, was released in 2016.

New Paltz Brewing Company (Pfälzerbräu) will be on site, serving its fresh handcrafted German-style lagers, specialized with old world European recipes, starting at noon. The brewery’s Hefeweizen, Rauchbier Amber Lager, and Grätzer beers have all won awards at the annual TAP® New York beer tasting competition.

At 4 pm, visitors are invited to an Artists’ Reception on the Deyo House lawn, during which many of the participating artists will have their works available for sale. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served, and classical musician Eric Roth will perform on a 19th-century guitar. Roth’s interest in period instruments began at SUNY New Paltz, from which he graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance. In addition to music, Eric has worked as an archivist, historian, and grant writer, including as an Archivist and Executive Director at Historic Huguenot Street.

The all-day event will also feature face painting and an activities tent for children and families.

This event is free and open to the public, rain or shine, sponsored by Woodland Pond at New Paltz, Dawes Septic & Repair, and the DuBois Family Association.

 

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"Remember the Ladies: A History of American Women in Song" with Linda Russell
Aug
5
1:30 PM13:30

"Remember the Ladies: A History of American Women in Song" with Linda Russell

Historical balladeer Linda Russell will perform “A History of American Women in Song” in honor of the centennial of the ratification of women’s suffrage in New York. The concert will explore the role of women’s lives in society from the 18th century to the 19th Amendment, featuring broadsides, laments, murder ballads, love songs, parlor melodies, and suffrage anthems that reflect the changing status of women in society. Now is a critical time in our nation’s history to acknowledge women’s progress over the centuries and recognize that the protection of women’s rights remains a topical issue.

For 30 years, Russell has explored America's past through song. She served as 18th century balladeer at Federal Hall National Memorial in NYC, and her performances are in demand at historic sites, schools and community centers around the country. She has recorded eight albums of traditional and historical music. Russell has performed at Historic Huguenot Street a number of times, and her presentations never fail to be engaging, thoughtful, and informative.

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The Gathering
Aug
5
9:00 AM09:00

The Gathering

The Gathering, a celebration of the Huguenots and their descendants, will take place Saturday, August 5. This will be the third Gathering in recent years, following the inaugural event in 2010 and another in 2014. The event brings together individuals from all over the country who trace their heritage to the region, including descendants of New Paltz’s original 12 patentees – in fact, this year’s Gathering coincides with the 340th anniversary of the signing of the 1677 New Paltz patent. Special tours and programs are planned throughout the day for both attendees of The Gathering and the public.

The day will begin with a breakfast for guests of The Gathering, followed by meetings of the descendants’ family associations. Guests will also have the opportunity to take a regular guided tour of the street or the new “In Her Words” women’s history tour, which is offered to the public once a month through October. Descendants will also learn about the current roof restoration project at the Jean Hasbrouck House.

After lunch, at 1:30 pm, both guests of The Gathering and the public are invited to a performance by historical balladeer Linda Russell, entitled “American Women in Song,” in honor of the centennial of the ratification of women’s suffrage in New York. The concert will explore the role of women’s lives in society from the 18th century to the 19th Amendment, featuring broadsides, laments, murder ballads, love songs, parlor melodies, and suffrage anthems that reflect the changing status of women in society.

For 30 years, Russell has explored America's past through song and has recorded eight albums of traditional and historical music. She served as 18th century balladeer at Federal Hall National Memorial in NYC, and her performances are in demand at historic sites, schools and community centers around the country. Russell has performed at Historic Huguenot Street a number of times, and her presentations never fail to be engaging, thoughtful, and informative. To register for Russell’s performance, visit huguenotstreet.org/rsvp. Registration for the performance is included for guests of The Gathering.

Following the concert, The Gathering’s descendants can partake in a local cider tasting with Awestruck Ciders, a game of croquet, and tours of the historic site.

The Gathering is sponsored by the DuBois Family Association, Freihofer's Bakery Outlet, P&G's Restaurant & Bar, and ShopRite of New Paltz.

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Young Writers Program: Exploring New Paltz, Then & Now
Jul
24
to Jul 28

Young Writers Program: Exploring New Paltz, Then & Now

Led by the region's finest teachers, the Hudson Valley Writing Project offers children and teens unique learning experiences at local cultural and historic sites, nature preserves, and college campuses.

In one adventurous week, young writers ages 10 - 14 will tour historic stone houses, explore a wildlife sanctuary, and spend time on a working farm as they learn and write about the remarkably rich history of this land and its people.

Register at http://www.newpaltz.edu/hvwp/summercamps.

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In Her Words: A Women's History Tour
Jul
8
11:00 AM11:00

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour

In honor of the 2017 centennial of the ratification of women’s suffrage in New York, Historic Huguenot Street has developed “In Her Words,” a monthly women’s history tour. The tour begins at 11 am at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center.

Developed by HHS’ Public Programming department with the assistance of SUNY New Paltz intern Allison Surgeary, the tour will follow the lives and stories of several women who played a role in local history. Visitors will be guided through four historic buildings and have the opportunity to discover figures from the past through a combination of factual, historical information and cleverly composed monologues written and recorded by HHS staff and volunteers. 

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New Paltz in the War for Independence
Jul
1
10:00 AM10:00

New Paltz in the War for Independence

Historic Huguenot Street will host a Revolutionary War reenactment on Saturday, July 1, with members of The 5th New York Regiment (5thny.org) performing a number of demonstrations throughout the day. The original 5th New York Regiment included many soldiers from Orange and Ulster counties.

At the camp site, living historians will demonstrate marching and drilling, showing how arms at the time were handled and fired. An armament demonstration will display various types of muskets and weaponry while members of the regiment explain how they were used, fired, and maintained. Wedge-style tents and a dining “fly” as they would have been used during the Revolution will serve as the backdrop on the Huguenot Street grounds.

Additional demonstrations and displays will reveal aspects of civilian life, including candle making, blacksmithing, woodworking, musket ball and cartridge manufacturing, and colonial cooking. Children can participate in reenactment military drills and various colonial games. The reenactment is free and open to the public, rain or shine.

Guided house tours will be available on their regular hourly schedule throughout the day.

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