Fall Harvest Celebration
Oct
1
6:00 pm18:00

Fall Harvest Celebration

  • Historic Huguenot Street

Our Sponsors and the Board of Historic Huguenot Street request the pleasure of your company at our inaugural Fall Harvest Celebration.

Join us for a reception at DuBois Fort Visitor Center followed by a farm-to-table dinner from Harvest Real Food along with wine pairings by Kevin Zraly and a special tribute to Robert Wilson Hasbrouck, Jr.


Cider and Food Pairing Event with Angry Orchard, hosted by the Old Fort History Club
Sep
24
5:00 pm17:00

Cider and Food Pairing Event with Angry Orchard, hosted by the Old Fort History Club

  • DuBois Fort

On Saturday, September 24, Historic Huguenot Street will host the third gathering of the Old Fort History Club, featuring food and cider pairings with CIA graduate Chef Shawn Hubbell and Angry Orchard. The event series is held at the historic DuBois Fort – formerly the Old Fort Restaurant – where people can enjoy camaraderie, food, drink, and entertainment.

Born and raised in Central America, Chef Shawn discovered his culinary potential working as a sous chef. He then attended the Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park and earned his degree in Culinary Arts in 2005. With Amuzae Catering, Chef Shawn’s philosophy includes using fresh, local ingredients and experimenting with new ideas and techniques.

After crafting ciders for 20 years, Angry Orchard recently purchased its own 60 acre orchard in Walden, NY. The orchard has been a farm since the 1700s and the first apple trees were planted about 100 years ago. As Angry Orchard explains, the Hudson Valley offers some of the best conditions in the country for growing apples.

The event will also feature a talk on archival cook books by award-winning food historian and HHS Board Member Peter G. Rose. She has been researching the influence of the Dutch on the American kitchen since the early 1980s and has published a number of books on the subject, including The Sensible Cook: Dutch Foodways in the Old and the New World, Food, Drink and Celebrations of the Hudson Valley Dutch, Childhood Pleasures: Dutch Children in the Seventeenth Century, and others. A number of her books will be available for purchase and Mrs. Rose will be signing them at the event.

A Special Reception with Joseph McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project
Sep
10
5:00 pm17:00

A Special Reception with Joseph McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project

  • Historic Huguenot Street

Contrary to the popular belief that slavery was practiced exclusively in the South, Northern states were also dependent on enslaved African labor in the 17th and 18th centuries. Slavery was not legally abolished in New York State until 1827. A descendant of slaves, Joseph McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project travels the country staying overnight in historic slave dwellings to bring awareness to their existence, history, and need for preservation. Historic Huguenot Street and SUNY New Paltz are proudly co-hosting his first visit to the Hudson Valley. Mr. McGill will spend the night in a cellar kitchen on Huguenot Street with a small group of SUNY New Paltz students and members of the public. At our reception, he will share his initial thoughts about this transformational experience and talk about his groundbreaking work.

We are grateful to our Event Chairs and invite you to join them in sponsoring this unique event. Your support will help preserve the slave dwellings on our site. For additional sponsorship information, please call Kay Flaminio at 845-255-1660 x 114.

If you prefer to register by phone, call Shane Stuart at 845-255-1660 x 113.

4th Annual Artists on the Street
Aug
13
11:00 am11:00

4th Annual Artists on the Street

  • Historic Huguenot Street

Historic Huguenot Street has announced the return of Artists on the Street, an all-day plein air event showcasing the talents of over 20 renowned Hudson Valley artists. The annual event takes place on the second Saturday in August each year, this year on August 13 from 11 am – 5 pm. It is an opportunity for the public to watch and engage with local artists as they work, creating paintings and watercolors inspired by the landscape of the National Historic Landmark District.

At 4 pm, artists will bring their work to the DuBois Fort (81 Huguenot Street) to be displayed and made available for purchase during an hour-long catered reception. The artwork will remain on display for purchase in the DuBois Fort for one month, with a portion of the proceeds supporting Historic Huguenot Street. This event is free and open to the public, rain or shine, sponsored by Woodland Pond at New Paltz.

Maps will be available denoting the location of each artist across the site. Curbside Cuisine will also be on-site for guests’ enjoyment, and will donate a portion of their sales to Historic Huguenot Street.

Old Fort History Club
Jul
16
6:00 pm18:00

Old Fort History Club

  • DuBois Fort

On Saturday, July 16, Historic Huguenot Street will host the second monthly gathering of the recently launched Old Fort History Club. The Old Fort History Club offers regular opportunities for club members to join together at the historic DuBois Fort – formerly the Old Fort Restaurant – and enjoy camaraderie, food, drink, and entertainment. This month’s event will feature French-inspired cuisine, catered by Chef Jordan Schor of End Cut. Brooklyn Cider House will offer cider tastings and have bottles available for purchase. Guests will also have the opportunity to speak with HHS staff members about the extensive archaeological discoveries on the street and how they inform our understanding and interpretation of past cultures.

“Last month’s Old Fort History Club launch with Pfälzerbräu (New Paltz Brewing Company) gave us an opportunity to explore the German influences on the original New Paltz settlement,” said Kara Gaffken, Director of Public Programming. “This month’s event will give club members a chance to embrace the Huguenots’ French roots via Chef Schor’s offerings, and to explore some of the archaeological excavations that have been conducted on the site over the years, revealing a multi-cultural past.”

Existing members may attend for $15 and register here.

Those who join the Old Fort History Club as new members for $25 will receive complimentary admission to this event, which will take place from 6 – 8 pm at the DuBois Fort (81 Huguenot Street). Those interested may register as new members here. Club membership grants access to upcoming club events for one year. Future events will include special food and beverage tastings, music, talks, and other forms of entertainment.

New Paltz in the War for Independence
Jul
2
10:00 am10:00

New Paltz in the War for Independence

  • Historic Huguenot Street

Historic Huguenot Street will host a Revolutionary War reenactment on Saturday, July 2 with members of The 5th New York Regiment. Reenactors will set up camp on the DuBois Fort lawn on the evening on Friday, July 1, and spend the night, performing a number of demonstrations throughout the day on Saturday. 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.

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

Old Fort History Club Launch with Pfälzerbräu Beer Tasting
Jun
18
5:00 pm17:00

Old Fort History Club Launch with Pfälzerbräu Beer Tasting

  • DuBois Fort

This Path Through History Weekend, join us for a special gathering celebrating the launch of the Old Fort History Club on Huguenot Street. Enjoy a beer tasting with Pfälzerbräu (New Paltz Brewing Company) and refreshments from Bridgecreek Catering.

Eric J. Roth will play a nineteenth century guitar, also known as the Early Romantic guitar.

Become an Old Fort History Club member by June 18 and receive complimentary admission to this event. Club membership is $25 and grants access to future club events held at the Old Fort.

2nd Annual Cider Market & Tasting
Jun
11
12:00 pm12:00

2nd Annual Cider Market & Tasting

  • Historic Huguenot Street

As part of Hudson Valley Cider Week, Historic Huguenot Street will host its second annual hard cider market and tasting on Saturday, June 11. This year’s market has been expanded to feature even more regional cideries, as well as including local wineries, breweries, food trucks, and live music from The Sweet Clementines. 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. 

The Huguenot Street market will feature over a dozen New York State cider makers, wineries, and breweries including: Aaron Burr CideryNaked Flock Hard Cider, Angry OrchardAwestruck Ciders, Brooklyn Cider House, Descendant Cider Co., The Gilded Otter, Hardscrabble CiderHudson Valley Farmhouse Cider, Kettleborough Cider House, Nine Pin Cider, Sundog Cider, St. Lawrence Hard Cider, Doc's Draft Hard Cider, Whitecliff Vineyard, Yankee Folly Cidery, and more.

Food vendors will include: Pappi's Mediterranean, Yum Yum on Wheels, Curbside Cuisine

Cider Week helps build appreciation and demand for regional ciders and local orchards by celebrating the area’s vibrant craft cider culture. The market will take place on the Deyo House lawn across from the DuBois Fort (81 Huguenot Street) and will be open from 12 – 4 pm. Admission is $10 and grants access to unlimited tastings for the duration of the market. Guests tasting cider must be 21+ with ID. Designated drivers receive free admission. The first 25 people to arrive will receive a free tasting glass. Pre-registration is encouraged; those who register in advance at huguenotstreet.org/rsvp will be entered to win an 1677 Huguenot Wheat pint glass, a book about cider making, and two free tickets for a guided tour on Huguenot Street.

The Beekman Boys Visit HHS
May
7
2:00 pm14:00

The Beekman Boys Visit HHS

  • Museum Shop

In honor of Opening Day May 7, Beekman Boys Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge – proprietors of the Beekman 1802 Farm and Mercantile in Sharon Springs, NY, and stars of the Cooking Channel’s The Fabulous Beekman Boys – will be at Historic Huguenot Street from 2 – 3 pm to chat about life on the farm and their artisan Mercantile goods. Josh and Brent will sign books at the exclusive meet-and-greet, as guests enjoy wine, cheese, and 10% off all Beekman 1802 books and products throughout the Museum Shop.

Opening Day
May
7
10:00 am10:00

Opening Day

  • Historic Huguenot Street

Join us for our 2016 Opening Day, featuring a completely refreshed tour experience developed with Bill Weldon, former director of Cultural Interpretation and Living History at the National Association of Interpretation (NAI).

The updated tours on Huguenot Street incorporate engaging stories from the National Historic Landmark District’s history, with a renewed emphasis on featuring under-represented groups, including Native Americans and enslaved Africans. Visitors will even have a chance to discover through interpretive illustrations what the New Paltz area looked like prior to the Huguenot refugees’ arrival. The selection of collections pieces displayed in the historic houses has also been updated, showcasing pieces that have not been exhibited publicly in years. 

Weldon is a career veteran of interpretive planning, training, and historical performance. Since 1991, he has scripted, directed and performed in a variety of public programs, special presentations, and video productions for historic sites across the United States.

Beginning Saturday, May 7, tours will be offered hourly from 10 am – 5 pm (with the last daily tour departing at 4 pm) every day except Wednesdays. Tour tickets are $15; seniors and members receive 10% off, and active military members receive free admission. Tickets can be purchased in the Visitor Center and Museum Shop at 81 Huguenot Street.

"Tea Time" with author Valerie Tripp & Friends
Apr
9
2:00 pm14:00

"Tea Time" with author Valerie Tripp & Friends

  • Deyo Hall

Sold Out

Valerie Tripp is the author of many historical fiction books in the American Girl® series, including those about Felicity, Elizabeth, Josefina, Samantha, Nellie, Kit, Ruthie, Molly, and Emily.

Children and adults are invited to tea time where Valerie will speak about her creative process and the joys of writing, answer audience questions, and sign guests' books (Inquiring Minds Bookstore will also have books for sale at the event). One lucky raffle winner will take home a Maryellen Larkin doll, book, and accessories.

PRIOR TO THE EVENT
Children ages 7 - 12 are invited to write their own Huguenot Street Girl story from the perspective of Maria Hasbrouck. Stories will be judged by Valerie; two winners (age 7 - 9 and age 10 - 12) will have their stories read aloud at the event and will take home a prize. Click here for submission details and to learn more about Maria. Submit your Huguenot Street Girl story by Saturday, April 2, via email to stories@huguenotstreet.org or via mail to 88 Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY 12561, ATTN: Kara Gaffken.

Valerie Tripp graduated with honors from the first coeducational class at Yale University in 1973 and received a Masters of Education from Harvard in 1981.

Sponsored by New Paltz Karate Academy and Inquiring Minds Bookstore.

"Finding American Women’s Voices through the Centuries: Letters, Journals, Newspapers, and Court Records,” with Genealogist Jane Wilcox
Mar
12
12:00 pm12:00

"Finding American Women’s Voices through the Centuries: Letters, Journals, Newspapers, and Court Records,” with Genealogist Jane Wilcox

  • Deyo Hall

History is imperative to the mission statement of Historic Huguenot Street, but the stories of individual people are often the hardest to uncover. This is especially true of women, as their narratives were eschewed or cast aside over the trying course of time. This Women’s History Month, join professional genealogist and host of The Forget Me Not Hour: Your Ancestors Want Their Stories to Be ToldJane Wilcox, for a revealing presentation sponsored by Woodland Pond at New Paltz.

Wilcox will explore forgotten voices of women through documents that were likely their only forms of expression, ranging from the humble 17th century all the way through the progressive 20th century. Not only will this event celebrate the strength of women throughout the centuries, but also highlight the long and arduous journey American women undertook to arrive at the present day. Joining the talk is Historic Huguenot Street’s very own Librarian & Archivist Carrie Allmendinger, who will showcase pieces from HHS’s own collection which signify evidence of women’s voices over the course of the region’s history.

A cold lunch and refreshments will be served, provided by Bridgecreek Catering.
View the menu.

Registration is required.

(Pictured: Sarah Elizabeth Watkins Elting in dress reform attire, ca. 1870)

"Songs of Joy, Hope, and Freedom: For a Celebration of Black History Month"
Feb
11
7:00 pm19:00

"Songs of Joy, Hope, and Freedom: For a Celebration of Black History Month"

  • Crispell Memorial French Church

In celebration of Black History Month, Historic Huguenot Street will host a concert by dynamic musicians and storytellers Kim & Reggie Harris at the Crispell Memorial French Church (60 Huguenot Street) on Thursday, February 11, at 7 pm. 

Kim and Reggie Harris are dynamic, talented performers who combine a strong folk and gospel legacy with classical, rock, and pop influences. Their captivating stage presence and unique harmonies have earned the respect and love of audiences for over 30 years.

With numerous recordings on the Appleseed Recordings and Folk Era labels, Kim and Reggie have earned wide acclaim for their contributions to the historical and educational knowledge base on the Underground Railroad and the modern civil rights movement. More than just singers and songwriters, they are educators, interpreters of history, and cultural advocates.

Members $10, seniors and military $12, general admission $15.

EXCLUSIVE MEET & GREET

At 6:15 pm, Kim & Reggie will attend a Meet & Greet in the DuBois Fort Visitor Center. The Meet & Greet is free, but only open to those who buy tickets in advance.

Purchase tickets here.

"The Gunks Ridge and Valley Towns Through Time," a book talk and signing with Ronald G. Knapp & Michael Neil O'Donnell
Jan
16
2:00 pm14:00

"The Gunks Ridge and Valley Towns Through Time," a book talk and signing with Ronald G. Knapp & Michael Neil O'Donnell

  • Deyo Hall

Join us for a talk and book signing with Ronald G. Knapp and Michael Neil O'Donnell, authors of The Gunks (Shawangunk Mountains) Ridge and Valley Towns Through Time, an illustrated history of the Shawangunk Mountains and its surrounding ridge and valley towns (including New Paltz and Historic Huguenot Street). Nearly 200 old and new comparative photographs reveal how The Gunks — both the ridge itself and the valley towns — have changed over the past century. The book is adorned with full-color images throughout and detailed captions packed with historical information. 

Ronald G. Knapp has been carrying out research on the cultural and historical geography of China's countryside since 1965 and more recently in the United States. Trained in geography and history at Stetson University (BA 1962) and the University of Pittsburgh (PhD 1968), he has analyzed, celebrated, and promoted understanding of China's domestic architectural heritage through his writings and lectures. His early interest in local historical geography has led to two new books focusing on regions of the United States. He is the author, editor, or contributor of more than 20 books, including The Gunks (Shawangunk Mountains) Ridge and Valley Towns Through Time.

Michael Neil O'Donnell, a landscape photographer, pairs a modern aesthetic with classic principles to create simple, bold, ethereal interpretations of the Hudson Valley's natural beauty. His images have been seen at exhibitions throughout the Hudson Valley and he is a contributor to the publications of the Mohonk Preserve, Open Space Institute, and Riverkeeper.

Coffee and refreshments will be served. $5 Members, $7 Seniors and Military, $10 General Admission.

Dec
17
Dec 20

Final 2015 Weekend

Last chance to shop the Museum Shop in-store before the holidays. Open Thursday & Friday 3 - 7 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10 - 5 pm. All purchases support Historic Huguenot Street.

Last chance to visit our latest exhibition "Steiff & Friends: Vintage Teddy Bears" at the DuBois Fort. 

Final weekend of regularly-scheduled guided tours for the year. See the Tour Schedule for details. After this weekend, tours will only be available by appointment until our re-opening in the spring. Call (845) 255-1660 to book a tour.

A Holiday on Huguenot Street
Dec
5
9:00 am09:00

A Holiday on Huguenot Street

  • Historic Huguenot Street

A Holiday on Huguenot Street continues December 5 with the Reformed Church of New Paltz.

9 am   Reformed Church of New Paltz's Christmas Fair opens in the Wullschleger Education Building (92 Huguenot Street) until 2 pm

10 am  Twice Blessed Thrift Shop opens in the Wullschleger Education Building (92 Huguenot Street) until 2 pm

10 am  Miniature donkeys at the Wullschleger Education Building (92 Huguenot Street)

10:30 am  Historic Huguenot Street's Holiday Tours begin, departing from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center on the hour at 10:30, 12, 1, 2, 3 and 4 pm (Register Now)

11 am  Reformed Church's Christmas Café in the Social Hall (92 Huguenot Street) until 2 pm

1 pm    Horse-drawn wagon rides depart from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center every 15 minutes until 4 pm ($5 per person, children 3 and under free), co-sponsored by the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce.

1 pm    Complimentary cookies and hot chocolate in the DuBois Fort (81 Huguenot Street), provided by Main Course, until 4 pm

2 pm  Hurds Family Farm Kids' Crafts in Deyo Hall (6 Broadhead Avenue)

Sponsored by Empire State Bank and the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce.Supported by Main CourseNugent & Haeussler, P.C.Lagusta's LusciousRocking Horse Ranch, and Plaza Diner.

Vintage holiday card from the collection of Joan Kelley.

A Holiday on Huguenot Street: Community Tree Lighting
Dec
4
6:45 pm18:45

A Holiday on Huguenot Street: Community Tree Lighting

  • Deyo House

Our second annual Community Tree Lighting will begin with caroling by members of the Reformed Church choir and the New Paltz High School chorus. Carolers will start at the Reformed Church and make their way to the Deyo House, where the tree lighting will take place at 7 pm.

Before and after the tree lighting, guests are invited to the DuBois Fort Visitor Center and Museum Shop for holiday shopping and sweets, including a Lagusta’s Luscious Pop-Up Shop with fine handmade vegan chocolates and confections. 

A Holiday on Huguenot Street
Dec
4
9:00 am09:00

A Holiday on Huguenot Street

  • Historic Huguenot Street

Join us December 4 - 5 as we celebrate the season with the Reformed Church of New Paltz.

4 pm    Historic Huguenot Street's Holiday Tours begin, departing from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center on the hour at 4, 5, 6, 8, and 9 pm (Register Now)

4 pm    Lagusta's Luscious Pop-Up Shop opens in the DuBois Fort Visitor Center (81 Huguenot Street) until 9 pm

5 pm    Reformed Church's Christmas Fair opens in the Wullschleger Education Building (92 Huguenot Street) until 8 pm

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

6 pm    Reformed Church Choir Concert on the steps of the Church (92 Huguenot Street)

7 pm    Historic Huguenot Street Community Tree Lighting on the Deyo House lawn (74 Huguenot Street)

8:30 pm Big Blue Big Band free holiday concert at the Reformed Church (92 Huguenot Street)

Sponsored by Empire State Bank and the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Supported by Main Course, Nugent & Haeussler, P.C.Lagusta's LusciousRocking Horse Ranch, and Plaza Diner.

Vintage holiday card from the collection of Joan Kelley.

Haunted Huguenot Street
Oct
31
7:00 pm19:00

Haunted Huguenot Street

  • Historic Huguenot Street

Haunted Huguenot Street PG-rated tours will depart from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center every hour on the hour from 7 - 10 pm on Saturday, October 31.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as tours sell out quickly. Register at http://squ.re/1OD7XFh. Members, seniors, military, and students $20 with online discount code HAUNTED (proof of eligibility required at the door). Non-members $25. Without pre-registration, $30 at the door. 

Haunted Huguenot Street
Oct
30
5:00 pm17:00

Haunted Huguenot Street

  • Historic Huguenot Street

Haunted Huguenot Street PG-rated tours will depart from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center every hour on the hour from 5 - 9 pm on Friday, October 30.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as tours sell out quickly. Register at http://squ.re/1OD7XFh. Members, seniors, military, and students $20 with online discount code HAUNTED (proof of eligibility required at the door). Non-members $25. Without pre-registration, $30 at the door. 

Haunted Huguenot Street
Oct
23
Oct 24

Haunted Huguenot Street

  • Historic Huguenot Street

Haunted Huguenot Street PG-rated tours will depart from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center every hour on the hour from 5 - 9 pm on Friday, October 23, and Saturday, October 24.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as tours sell out quickly. Register at http://squ.re/1OD7XFh. Members, seniors, military, and students $20 with online discount code HAUNTED (proof of eligibility required at the door). Non-members $25. Without pre-registration, $30 at the door. 

Haunted Huguenot Street
Oct
16
Oct 17

Haunted Huguenot Street

  • Historic Huguenot Street

Haunted Huguenot Street PG-rated tours will depart from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center every hour on the hour from 5 - 9 pm on Friday, October 16, and Saturday, October 17.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as tours sell out quickly. Register at http://squ.re/1OD7XFhMembers, seniors, military, and students $20 with online discount code HAUNTED (proof of eligibility required at the door). Non-members $25. Without pre-registration, $30 at the door. 

"New Paltz In The Civil War," a Performance Based on the Civil War Letters of Johannes LeFevre
Sep
26
4:00 pm16:00

"New Paltz In The Civil War," a Performance Based on the Civil War Letters of Johannes LeFevre

  • Deyo Hall

Originally performed at the Elting Memorial Library in September 2014, the production features original letters, photos, and newspaper items from the Library’s Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection and the Historic Huguenot Street Collections. These documents provide a glimpse into the Civil War experience; as Johannes wrote to his dear friend Sol Dubois in January 1863, “I suppose you people around the Paltz are real inquisitive to know how we live ‘a way down south in Dixie.’”

“We found the original performance at Elting Memorial Library last year to be very inspiring,” said Kara Gaffken, Director of Public Programming. “We’re so pleased to host this production for the public again. Special thanks to the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection for sharing their historic primary documents.”

Scripted and directed by New Paltz’s Anne Wandres, the production is performed by all local volunteers, with music arranged and performed by Shirley Hoffman Warren and Sherry Kitay. The readings will be performed by: Mark Grunblatt as Johannes LeFevre; Andrew Benedict as Peter LeFevre; Sherry Kitay as Jenny LeFevre, Ken Thompson as Sol Dubois, Pip (Mathias Euen), and Josiah LeFevre; and Al White as New Paltz Times editor Charles Ackert, A.M. Hasbrouck, and Dr. West. Cathy Agnew Steinbach of Batavia, IL - descendent of Louis DuBois, Abraham DuBois, and Christian Deyo - will play an antique flute before the performance and during intermission.

The performance includes two 45 minute acts and an intermission, during which cider and donuts will be available. Members $10, seniors and military $12, general admission $15.

Special thanks to the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection at the Elting Memorial Library for making available original letters, photos, and newspaper items that compose the script.

Pictured: studio portrait of Johannes LeFevre, ca. 1860

Gravestone Preservation Workshop
Sep
19
Sep 20

Gravestone Preservation Workshop

  • 1799 (LeFevre) House

Historic Huguenot will host a two-day Gravestone Preservation Workshop in its historic 17th century burial ground led by monuments conservator, preservationist, and teacher Jonathan Appell, founder of the New England Cemetery Service.

The goal of this hands-on training workshop is to educate attendees on the various challenges and techniques of gravestone, monument, and historic stone preservation via an interactive working experience. The workshop will begin on Day 1 with a tour through the burial ground at Historic Huguenot Street, during which a selection of gravestones and monuments will be chosen for repair. All tools and materials will be provided.

The Gravestone Preservation Workshop will cover a variety of conservation topics, including basic geology relating to gravestones, monuments, and historic masonry; typical gravestone and monument styles and common problems associated with them; cleaning marble, limestone, brownstone, granite, and all historic masonry; raising, re-leveling, and re-setting gravestones; repairing fallen and fractured gravestones; and the use of stone epoxies and mortars.

Johnathan Appell of West Hartford, CT, has been working in gravestone and monument preservation for over 20 years. He regularly offers lectures, seminars, and training workshops throughout North America. Information on Appell and his services can be found at gravestonepreservation.info and gravestoneconservation.com.

Registration is required. Attendees may register for either one or both days of the workshop, though it is recommended to attend both. One day registration $100; both days registration $180. Register at http://squ.re/1NlFGTP.

There will be one hour allotted for lunch each day at noon; lunch is not provided. Each attendee will receive a folder of printed materials. All those in attendance are welcome to help perform the work or just observe, as they choose. Attendees are welcome to photograph or video the workshop as desired. All tools and materials are provided. Please dress for working outdoors.

Tap Into History
Aug
29
1:00 pm13:00

Tap Into History

  • DuBois Fort

Join us for the debut keg tapping and tasting of “1677 Huguenot Wheat,” a strong wheat ale inspired by the beers of the early 18th century. Brewed by The Gilded Otter brewmaster Darren Currier, the ale recipe was researched by beer scholar Craig Gravina, co-author of Upper Hudson Valley Beer and one of the founders of the Albany Ale Project

Following the tasting, Gravina will speak about the 1677 Huguenot Wheat brew and sign copies of Upper Hudson Valley Beer ($19.99 + tax). The talk is free and open to the public.

Beer bloggers Craig Gravina and Alan McLeod founded the Albany Ale Project in 2010 to research and preserve the history of Albany’s brewing past, a history spanning nearly 400 years. Along with history, Gravina also writes about beer culture and the state of brewing and beer making in the U.S. and around the globe on his popular blog Drink Drank.

Local award-winning brewmaster Darren Currier started his career in 1998 as a home brewer. He attended The Siebel Institute for Brewing Technology in Chicago and has been responsible for the beer-making process at The Gilded Otter for 15 years. 

Tasting tickets are $20. The first 50 guests will receive a free tasting glass. Twisted Jeanne’s of Accord, NY, will be on hand selling home-made pretzel rolls and croissants accompanied by special sauces.