New Paltz in the War for Independence
Jul
1
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 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.

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour
Jul
8
11:00 am11:00

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour

  • DuBois Fort Visitor Center

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. 

Camp Huguenot
Jul
17
Jul 21

Camp Huguenot

  • Deyo Hall

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. 

SOLD OUT

Click here for more information.

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

The Gathering
Aug
5
9:00 am09:00

The Gathering

  • Historic Huguenot Street

An all-day event for Huguenot descendants to engage in workshops and fellowship.

Details to come.

"A History of American Women in Song" with Linda Russell
Aug
5
1:30 pm13:30

"A History of American Women in Song" with Linda Russell

  • Crispell Memorial French Church

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.

5th Annual Artists on the Street
Aug
12
11:00 am11:00

5th Annual Artists on the Street

  • Historic Huguenot Street

Artists on the Street is 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 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 and watercolors inspired by the landscape of the National Historic Landmark District.

Muralist Eugene Stetz, most know in New Paltz for his work on the side of Mixture Inc., will be a participating artist this year, creating a large work in spray paint.

This event is free and open to the public, rain or shine. 

Sponsored by Woodland Pond at New Paltz

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour
Aug
19
11:00 am11:00

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour

  • DuBois Fort Visitor Center

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. 

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour
Sep
10
2:00 pm14:00

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour

  • DuBois Fort Visitor Center

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. 

TMI Project Live Performance
Sep
16
8:00 pm20:00

TMI Project Live Performance

Time TBA

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.

Terry James, living historian and Board Member of The Slave Dwelling Project, spent the night in a Huguenot Street slave cellar with writers from TMI Project’s #BlackStoriesMatter program as well as other participants. #BlackStoriesMatter seeks to raise awareness of and inspire people to take action around issues of inequality and injustice through true storytelling.

TMI Project is a non-profit organization offering transformative memoir and monologue writing workshops and performances designed to invite storytellers and audience members to explore new perspectives. Through true storytelling, 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 stories will be performed at Historic Huguenot Street on Saturday, September 16. General admission $10.


In Her Words: A Women's History Tour
Jun
24
2:00 pm14:00

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour

  • DuBois Fort Visitor Center

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. 

Family Day: Free Admissions
Jun
18
10:00 am10:00

Family Day: Free Admissions

  • Historic Huguenot Street

Enjoy free admissions to Historic Huguenot Street on June 18. 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.

Juneteenth: A Celebration of African Culture, Music, and Cuisine
Jun
17
5:00 pm17:00

Juneteenth: A Celebration of African Culture, Music, and Cuisine

  • Historic Huguenot Street

Join us on Saturday, June 17, on the DuBois Fort lawn for a celebration of African culture, music, and cuisine in honor of Juneteenth, or June 19, 1865, the day Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas, carrying news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved had been freed. 

This special event will be catered by Chef Brandon Walker, Culinary Institute of America graduate and owner of Essie’s Restaurant in Poughkeepsie. Chef Walker's cuisine takes inspiration from his American South and Caribbean heritage, and incorporates modern cooking techniques and local seasonal ingredients. He will be consulting with culinary historian Michael W. Twitty on the evening's menu. Author of The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African-American Culinary History in the Old South (HarperCollins, August 2017), Mr. Twitty is a food writer, independent scholar, and historical interpreter whose work preserves and promotes African American foodways, its parent traditions in Africa, and its legacy in the food culture of the American South.

Dynamic musician and storyteller Kim Harris will perform songs of joy, hope, and freedom, combining a strong folk and gospel legacy with classical, rock, and pop influences. Harris has earned wide acclaim for her contributions to the historical and educational knowledge base on the Underground Railroad and the modern civil rights movement. More than just a singer/songwriter, she is an educator, interpreter of history, and cultural advocate.

Terry James, Board Member of the Slave Dwelling Project, will speak about the meaning of Juneteenth while dressed in his reenactment uniform of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, one of the first official African American units in the United States during the Civil War. As a living historian and member of the Slave Dwelling Project, James has slept, shackled, in over 40 slave dwellings to commemorate the enslaved ancestors who survived the Middle Passage, and to bring awareness to the existence of historic slave dwellings, their history, and their need for preservation.

Following the event, Mr. James will once again spend the night in a Huguenot Street slave cellar as he did in September 2016. This time, he will share the cellar with #BlackStoriesMatter writers from the TMI Project, a non-profit organization that offers transformative memoir and monologue writing workshops and performances that invite storytellers and audience members to explore new perspectives. Following their overnight stay on Huguenot Street, participants will engage in a series of 10 writing workshops to craft monologues inspired by their lives and their experience on Huguenot Street. They will perform these monologues publicly in the fall.

Sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant and The 1850 House Inn & Tavern.

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

3rd Annual Cider Market
Jun
10
12:00 pm12:00

3rd Annual Cider Market

  • Historic Huguenot Street

As part of Cider Week Hudson Valley, Historic Huguenot Street will host its third annual hard cider market and tasting on Saturday, June 10. This year’s market will feature over a dozen New York State cideries, wineries, and breweries, plus food trucks, and live music from Blue Museum and the Liana Gabel Band. 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.

Participating vendors: Angry OrchardAwestruck CidersBrooklyn Cider House, Eve's Cidery, Glorie Farm WineryHardscrabble Cider, Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider, Kaneb OrchardsKettleborough Cider HouseNaked Flock Hard Cider, Pitchfork Hard CiderSundog CiderWarwick Valley Winery (including Black Dirt Distillery and Doc’s Hard Cider), and more.

There will also be a Hydration Station, donated by Binnewater.

Early Bird Registration (before May 31) $15*
General Admission (after May 31) $20
Designated Driver Admission $0

*Discount will be applied at checkout

The First Highway: Huguenot Homesteads From New Paltz to Bontecoe
Jun
3
11:00 am11:00

The First Highway: Huguenot Homesteads From New Paltz to Bontecoe

  • Reformed Church of New Paltz

The focus of this year's Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) House Tour is the town of New Paltz, coinciding with the year-long celebration of the WVLT's 30th Anniversary. The tour will explore the fascinating legacy of New Paltz’s Huguenots and their expansion northward along the eastern banks of the Wallkill River to Bontecoe on the Esopus border. The “Patentees”  - as the first dozen settlers were called – built their houses on the terrace above the Wallkill River where vistas sweep west to the Shawangunk Mountains. Their descendants moved beyond New Paltz to cultivate the rich alluvial soil of the floodplain.

The tour begins with a special program at Historic Huguenot Street. Also featured are seven of the town's important houses and farms from the early 18th century and the mid-20th. All were either built by Huguenot descendants or upon Huguenot lands. Included are early stone houses, a 1930s Federal-style stone dwelling, a stunning brick Greek revival beauty, a fanciful late 19th century manor house, and a soaring labrynthine barn converted for modern living. 

The closing reception will be held at a private farm on the Land Trust’s first easement.

Tickets: http://www.wallkillvalleylt.org/index.php/house-tour-2017
$45/ $40 for members by June 1; $50/ $45 members thereafter
Pick up tickets day of tour (only) 10:30am - 1:30pm at the Reformed Church, 92 Huguenot Street, New Paltz
Admission includes an informal reception and tasting of local wines at a private home, after the tour.

Proceeds benefit WVLT's land preservation efforts.

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour
May
14
2:00 pm14:00

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour

  • DuBois Fort Visitor Center

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. 

Opening Day
May
6
10:00 am10:00

Opening Day

Historic Huguenot Street is constructing a replica Munsee Native American wigwam to celebrate the 340th anniversary of the signing of the 1677 land agreement between the Munsee Esopus sachems and the Huguenot Refugees.  The land agreement provided for the 12 Huguenot founders to “purchase” nearly 40,000 acres of land in the lower Wallkill Valley. The village that developed within the borders of this land is now known as New Paltz.

Native American crafts expert and museum consultant Barry Keegan has already begun authentically constructing the replica wigwam on the DuBois Fort lawn and using locally sourced materials.

The wigwam will become a part of HIstoric Huguenot Street's regular guided tours beginning Opening Day, May 6. Ninety minute tours of the site are offered hourly beginning at 10 am, with the last tour departing the DuBois Fort Visitor Center at 4 pm.

 

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour
Apr
30
11:00 am11:00

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour

  • DuBois Fort Visitor Center

In honor of Women’s History Month and the 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. 

Inaugural Spring Celebration to Honor the Munsee
Apr
29
5:00 pm17:00

Inaugural Spring Celebration to Honor the Munsee

  • Historic Huguenot Street

The Event Chairs and Board of Historic Huguenot Street extend a warm invitation to our inaugural Spring Celebration in honor of the Munsee Native Americans. By the time of the Huguenots’ arrival, the Munsee had been living in the Hudson Valley, including the region that would become New Paltz, for more than a millennium.

Guests will be able to experience the wigwam being built on site to mark the 340th anniversary of the 1677 land agreement between the Munsee people and Huguenot settlers. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, and other beverages will be served.

To register, become a sponsor, or for all the latest details, please click here.

Tea Time & Historic Story Hour
Apr
22
2:00 pm14:00

Tea Time & Historic Story Hour

  • Deyo Hall

Led by Jennifer Bruntil, HHS School Programming Coordinator, this year's "Tea Time" will focus on Native American stories. Dolls, teddy bears, and action figure friends are all invited to join in the fun.

Jennifer will read her new children's book Hugo the Huguenot and will sign guests' books.

Prior to the event, children are invited to write their own Munsee Girl story or poem from the perspective of Manveht and submit it one week before the event to be judged by HHS staff. Click here to learn more about Manveht and suggestions for writing.  Two winners (one from each age group, 7 to 9 and 10 to 12) will have their stories read aloud at the event and will take home a prize. Guests will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle and participate in Native American inspired crafts.

Sandwiches, sweets (gluten & gluten free), coffee, iced tea, and lemonade will be provided by Bridgecreek Catering. Tea will be provided by PositiviTeas and Herbal Infusions, and guests can purchase their products at the event. Copies of Hugo the Huguenot will also be available for purchase to be signed by the author. Make a PositiviTeas purchase to receive 10% off your purchase of Hugo the Huguenot.

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour
Mar
25
2:00 pm14:00

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour

  • DuBois Fort Visitor Center

In honor of Women’s History Month and the centennial of the ratification of women’s suffrage in New York, Historic Huguenot Street has developed “In Her Words,” a women’s history tour launching Saturday, March 25, and running monthly through October. The tour will begin 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. 

Visitors will hear the stories of the Esopus women who signed the 1677 Indian Deed; Catherine Blanchan (1629 - 1713), one of the original New Paltz Huguenot settlers; enslaved Africans Rachel and Dinah; Wyntje Hasbrouck (1708 – 1787), a colonial woman who managed her own estate; Cornelia Markle VanWagenen (1775 – 1819), a widow who ran her own business in the early 1800s; Julia “Aunt Judy” Jackson (ca. 1800 – 1898), a freed slave; Eliza Varick Silvernail 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.

"The History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to the Civil War," a talk & book signing with author Vernon Benjamin
Feb
18
2:00 pm14:00

"The History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to the Civil War," a talk & book signing with author Vernon Benjamin

  • Deyo Hall

On Saturday, February 18, at 2 pm, Historic Huguenot Street will host a talk and book signing with historian Vernon Benjamin, author of The History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to the Civil War.

Benjamin’s book chronicles the valley’s development from Native American homeland to revolutionary battlefield and beyond. After being settled by Europeans, the Hudson River Valley developed a vital colonial trading post in Manhattan while retaining the native beauty that inspired artists from James Fenimore Cooper to Thomas Cole. Wealth from Manhattan flowed north to the flourishing valley, creating a cultural renaissance of art, literature, and architecture.

Published in 2014, The History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to the Civil War was 20 years in the making. Benjamin recently followed up with the publication of The History of the Hudson River Valley: From the Civil War to Modern Times in 2016.

Benjamin has lectured on the history of the Hudson Valley at Marist College and Bard College since 2003. He holds a Master’s in Literature from Long Island University and a Bachelor’s in Sociology from Siena College. A former editor of the New Saugerties Times, he has written extensively on the Hudson Valley for various publications and has appeared on C-SPAN. He lives in Saugerties, NY.

Copies of Benjamin’s book will be available for sale at the event, which will take place at Deyo Hall (6 Broadhead Avenue) at 2 pm on February 18.

"American Irony: Religious Freedom & Slavery in Colonial New Paltz and Newport, Rhode Island," a talk with Eric Roth and Keith Stokes
Feb
11
2:00 pm14:00

"American Irony: Religious Freedom & Slavery in Colonial New Paltz and Newport, Rhode Island," a talk with Eric Roth and Keith Stokes

  • Deyo Hall

On Saturday, February 11, at 2 pm, Historic Huguenot Street will host a talk with historians Eric Roth and Keith Stokes entitled “American Irony: Religious Freedom & Slavery in Colonial New Paltz and Newport, Rhode Island,” exploring the moral contradictions in early American settlements. Like early New Paltz, Newport served as a center for religious tolerance in colonial North America. However, those who sought religious freedom in these colonies ultimately prospered due to the enslavement of Africans.

The talk will include an overview of Roth’s paper “The Society of Negroes Unsettled: The History of Slavery in New Paltz, NY.” Roth has worked as an archivist, historian, and grant writer. He holds a Master’s Degree in Library Science from SUNY Albany and has worked for Historic Huguenot Street and SUNY Orange. Roth currently holds the position of Manager of Grants & Organizational Funding at Mohonk Preserve and teaches history at SUNY New Paltz.

Stokes will also discuss the tensions between religious, commercial, and government institutions as they debated abolition and freedom in the years leading up to the American Revolution, and the Newport African community’s rapid evolution from enslaved to free. A native of Newport, Stokes has served as a Rhode Island Advisor for the National Trust for Historic Preservation along with serving on numerous regional and national historic preservation boards. He is a founding partner and Vice President of the 1696 Heritage Group. An expert in early African and Jewish American history, he has received the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society’s Fredrick Williamson Award, the Daughters of the American Revolution Excellence in Community Service Award, and, with his wife, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities.

Champagne & Shop
Dec
17
10:00 am10:00

Champagne & Shop

  • The Museum Shop

Enjoy complimentary champagne while finishing up your holiday shopping at the Museum Shop. Thank you for your patronage and support!

December 17-18 is the final weekend the Museum Shop will be open in 2016. All proceeds support Historic Huguenot Street.

Champagne Reception with Collector George Way
Dec
10
4:30 pm16:30

Champagne Reception with Collector George Way

  • DuBois Fort

Closing reception for Marking the Occasion.

Collector George Way will be in attendance for this champagne reception to discuss the history and significance of the collection. The exhibit, which has been on display since September, centers around 17th- and 18th-century Dutch silver spoons. During the reception, guests will have the opportunity to handle the spoons and view them up-close.

This exhibit served as an opportunity for Historic Huguenot Street to celebrate the Dutch influence in the Hudson Valley, as the custom of giving spoons to mark births, deaths, and other occasions was carried on in New Netherland colony as well. The recently appointed Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Honorable Dolph Hogewoning, visited the exhibit in October.

A collector since the age of 15, Way’s interest quickly became a passion as he was drawn in to the golden age of Dutch culture. From a novice to a collector to a connoisseur, his collection has grown to become one of America's foremost collections of 16th- and 17th-century Dutch and English furniture, paintings and decorative objects. Way has appeared on Oprah and the Today Show and writes extensively on 17th century Dutch antiques and furniture.

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. The program will begin at the DuBois Fort (81 Huguenot Street) with a reception catered by Main Course at 4:30 pm. Existing members may attend for $20 and register at huguenotstreet.org/rsvp.

Those who join Old Fort History Club as new members for $25 will receive complimentary admission to this event. Those interested may register as new members at huguenotstreet.org/old-fort-history-club

The exhibit will remain on display at the DuBois Fort until December 18 during regular weekend hours.

Community Tree Lighting
Dec
2
7:00 pm19:00

Community Tree Lighting

  • Historic Huguenot Street, Deyo House

At 6:45, the community will participate in a Paper Lantern Light Parade, beginning at the Reformed Church and proceeding to the Deyo House lawn for the tree lighting at 7 pm. Luminaries will line the street and paper lanterns will be available for purchase at the Museum Shop. Following the tree lighting, guests are welcome to take free photos with Santa on the Deyo House porch. This event is free and open to the public, and the street will be closed to vehicular traffic.

The Community Tree Lighting is a part of A Holiday on Huguenot Street, two days of holiday programming organized by Historic Huguenot Street and the Reformed Church of New Paltz,

Sponsored by Americas Best Value Inn of New PaltzThe 1850 House Inn & TavernThe Accounting Offices of Tom Fucito CPA, P.C., and Ulster Savings Bank.

"Behind Closed Doors: A Peek in Our Bedrooms" with Sandy Levy
Nov
19
5:00 pm17:00

"Behind Closed Doors: A Peek in Our Bedrooms" with Sandy Levy

  • DuBois Fort

An Old Fort History Club event. 

On Saturday, November 19, Historic Huguenot Street will host a special tour of the Deyo House led by Board Vice Chair, Collections Committee Chair, and owner of Jenkinstown Antiques, Sanford Levy. Mr. Levy’s tour, entitled “Behind Closed Doors: A Peek in Our Bedrooms,” will bring guests into the three upstairs bedrooms in the Deyo House, Huguenot Street’s Queen Anne colonial revival style mansion.

Earlier this year, the Deyo House bedrooms were re-styled with Levy’s assistance to interpret over 100 years of decorative arts styles, spanning eras between the colonial period and the colonial revival at the turn of the 20th century. Mr. Levy’s tour will specifically highlight pieces from Historic Huguenot Street’s collections- some not seen in decades - from the Federal, Empire, and Victorian eras. 

The program will begin at the DuBois Fort (81 Huguenot Street) with a reception catered by Main Course at 5 pm.

"From Hudson Valley Anarchist to Prussian Aristocrat: The Story of Alida Mary Schoonmaker, Countess of Krockow (1857-1940)," a lecture by Eric Roth
Nov
12
2:00 pm14:00

"From Hudson Valley Anarchist to Prussian Aristocrat: The Story of Alida Mary Schoonmaker, Countess of Krockow (1857-1940)," a lecture by Eric Roth

  • Deyo Hall

Roth will tell the ironic tale of how a young intellectual woman from Saugerties married into aristocratic Germany, only to become an influential critical voice of that country’s militaristic rise under the Junker class prior to World War I. Alida Mary Schoonmaker’s remarkable life is documented in her numerous letters housed in the HHS Archives, and in dozens of articles she published in American journals such as the Atlantic Monthly, The Independent, New York Tribune, Good Housekeeping, and numerous others.

The presentation will be enhanced by a temporary exhibit of materials and documents from the HHS archives, curated by Archivist & Librarian Carrie Allmendinger.

$10 General Admission, $9 for Senior, Students, Military, Friends

Trick-or-Treat on Huguenot Street
Oct
31
4:00 pm16:00

Trick-or-Treat on Huguenot Street

  • Historic Huguenot Street

Free and open to the public, a portion of Huguenot Street will be closed to vehicular traffic while children trick-or-treat at the historic houses. 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 PaltzThe 1850 House Inn & TavernThe Accounting Offices of Tom Fucito CPA, P.C., and Ulster Savings Bank.

Haunted Huguenot Street
Oct
28
Oct 29

Haunted Huguenot Street

  • Historic Huguenot Street

This year’s tours bring guests into four historic houses while exploring the history of oppression, particularly in the case of oppressed women in the 17th through 19th centuries. Guests will bear witness to the legendary true story of a tormented mother and an unorthodox macabre wedding ceremony, while also learning about sexist witch trials, kidnapped wives, mourning brides, and the curse of infertility.

Haunted Huguenot Street PG13-rated tours will depart from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center (81 Huguenot Street) hourly beginning at 5 pm, with the final tour leaving at 9 pm. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as tours sell out quickly.

Haunted Huguenot Street
Oct
21
Oct 22

Haunted Huguenot Street

  • Historic Huguenot Street

This year’s tours bring guests into four historic houses while exploring the history of oppression, particularly in the case of oppressed women in the 17th through 19th centuries. Guests will bear witness to the legendary true story of a tormented mother and an unorthodox macabre wedding ceremony, while also learning about sexist witch trials, kidnapped wives, mourning brides, and the curse of infertility.

Haunted Huguenot Street PG13-rated tours will depart from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center (81 Huguenot Street) hourly beginning at 5 pm, with the final tour leaving at 9 pm. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as tours sell out quickly.

Haunted Huguenot Street
Oct
14
Oct 15

Haunted Huguenot Street

  • Historic Huguenot Street

This year’s tours bring guests into four historic houses while exploring the history of oppression, particularly in the case of oppressed women in the 17th through 19th centuries. Guests will bear witness to the legendary true story of a tormented mother and an unorthodox macabre wedding ceremony, while also learning about sexist witch trials, kidnapped wives, mourning brides, and the curse of infertility.

Haunted Huguenot Street PG13-rated tours will depart from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center (81 Huguenot Street) hourly beginning at 5 pm, with the final tour leaving at 9 pm. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as tours sell out quickly.

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.