Capturing the Likeness: 19th-Century Portrait Miniatures
May
7
Jun 21

Capturing the Likeness: 19th-Century Portrait Miniatures

  • DuBois Fort Visitor Center

An exhibit in the DuBois Fort Visitor Center, open Thursday - Tuesday, 10 am - 5:30 pm.

The art of miniature portrait-making came to America from Europe in the 18th century and was highly popular until the late 19th-century when photography took hold. Originally, the idea of painting miniatures came from two sources: portrait metals from classical antiquity and illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages. In most cases, the likenesses were given to loved ones and valued as treasures. Portrait miniatures took just as long to make as full-sized paintings because of the necessary small detail. Most of the time, the medium was watercolor on ivory and pieces were framed in cases that could be opened and closed. Miniaturists traveled the countryside to make profit by creating silhouettes as well, an option that was cheaper than a miniature oil or watercolor.

Capturing the Likeness: 19th-Century Portrait Miniatures features nine portrait miniatures and silhouettes. This exhibit explores both the creation of the miniatures as well as the prominent early 19th-century Hudson Valley families that they depict.  Two of the major families in this exhibit are the family members of Brigadier General Henry Cornelius Hasbrouck and the ancestors of Governor DeWitt Clinton. Works by prominent artists of the time, John Carlin and Anthony Meucci, are presented.

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 and breweries. 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., Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider, Kettleborough Cider House, Nine Pin Cider, Sundog Cider, St. Lawrence Hard Cider, Doc's Draft Hard Cider, Whitecliff Vineyard, and more.

Food vendors will include: Sweet Central Express, Pappi's Mediterranean

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.

Art & Wine Tour
Aug
27
4:00 pm16:00

Art & Wine Tour

  • Historic Huguenot Street

Visitors will be led through 3 historic houses by local artist Kevin Cook, a Huguenot Street resident and volunteer, accompanied by a wine tasting by Thousand Islands Winery. The tour will highlight artworks from the HHS Permanent Collection throughout the 1799 LeFevre House, the Jean Hasbrouck House, and the Deyo House. Cook will speak about art in early America and the founders of the Hudson River School movement. .

In addition to the art history tour, Thousand Islands Winery will provide tastings of 4 wines made in Alexandria Bay, NY. Including 2 white and 2 red varieties, guests will sample one wine at each stop of the tour, ending back at the DuBois Fort where they will be able to purchase bottles of the wines.

Kevin Cook is an accomplished landscape painter whose style is strongly influenced by Hudson River School artists of the 19th century. He was recently named a Painting Fellow by New York Foundation for the Arts, and has subsequently been invited to serve on NYFA’s Artist’s Advisory Committee. In addition, Cook is a Guest Educator at the Samuel Dorsky Museum and a tour guide at Historic Huguenot Street.

$25 General Admission. Members, seniors, and Military receive a 10% discount.

The Slave Dwelling Project with Joseph McGill
Sep
10
Sep 11

The Slave Dwelling Project with Joseph McGill

  • Historic Huguenot Street

Joseph McGill, founder of The Slave Dwelling Project, travels the country spending nights in historic slave dwellings in order to bring awareness to their existence, history, and need for preservation. This weekend, he will be spending the night in the Bevier-Elting House slave cellar on Huguenot Street.

The public will be invited to join him. Details to come.


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.

"The Huguenots in France: What Came Before They Converted or Fled," a conversation and book signing with Dr. Barbara Diefendorf
Aug
22
5:00 pm17:00

"The Huguenots in France: What Came Before They Converted or Fled," a conversation and book signing with Dr. Barbara Diefendorf

  • DuBois Fort

Dr. Barbara Diefendorf will be speaking on the DuBois Fort lawn (81 Huguenot Street) about the French Wars of Religion and the experience of the Huguenots in France. Rather than a traditional lecture, this event will take an informal approach, inviting guests to engage in discussion with Dr. Diefendorf and each other in an intimate setting as they enjoy hors d'oeuvres and address questions relating to the myth-making power of history, religious violence and persecution, and the Huguenots’ role in the French Wars of Religion.

The discussion will be lead and moderated by SUNY New Paltz Associate Professor of History Dr. Heather Morrison. Dr. Morrison teaches courses in European history from the Renaissance through the French Revolution and has assigned Dr. Diefendorf's publications in courses on the Reformation, Early Modern Cities, and Early Modern Europe.  

Following the discussion, Dr. Diefendorf will be signing copies of Beneath the Cross: Catholics and Huguenots in Sixteenth-Century Paris (1991, recipient of the New England Historical Association and National Huguenot Association Book Prizes). Copies of the book will be available for purchase ($49.95 + tax). The event will be catered by Bridge Creek Catering.

Dr. Diefendorf has taught European history at Boston University since 1980. She is the author of Paris City Councillors in the Sixteenth Century: The Politics of Patrimony (1983), From Penitence to Charity: Pious Women and the Catholic Reformation in Paris (2004, awarded the J. Russell Major Prize by the American Historical Association in 2005), and The Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre: A Brief History with Documents (2009); along with numerous journal articles and book chapters. She has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Camargo Foundation. She is currently working on a book about the impact of the French Wars of Religion on local communities and a series of essays on the culture of the Catholic Reformation in France.

Members $20; seniors and military $22; general admission $25. Please register at http://squ.re/1JM95od.

Pictured: Le massacre de la Saint-Barthélemy (Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre), François Dubois, ca. 1572-84

3rd Annual Artists On The Street: A Plein Air Event
Aug
8
11:00 am11:00

3rd Annual Artists On The Street: A Plein Air Event

  • Historic Huguenot Street

Engage with over 20 renowned Hudson Valley artists as they create paintings and watercolors inspired by the landscape of Historic Huguenot Street. Maps will be available denoting the location of each artist across the site. In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to view the Portrait Gallery in the 1799 House (54 Huguenot Street).

At 4 pm, artists will bring their work to the DuBois Fort (81 Huguenot Street) to be displayed during an hour-long catered reception, sponsored by Bridge Creek CateringBrotherhood Winery, and The Cheese Plate.

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

Thank you to our sponsors:
Marshall & Sterling Insurance
Tom Fucito CPA, P.C.
True Value of New Paltz, Inc.
Weston Financial

Participating artists:
Jim Adair
Gayle Clark Fedigan
Kevin Cook
Carolyn Hutchings Edlund
Mira Fink
Lynne Friedman
Richard Greener
Janet Gunderson
Keith Gunderson
Emeline Hastings
Warren Hurley
Marsha Massih
Alan McKnight
Lucile Michels Morris
Howard Miller
Lana Privitera
Mitchell Saler
Prudence See
Joanne Sherlock
John Varriano
Marlene Wiedenbaum

"FDR, Huguenot Street, & Remembering the Past," a lecture and reception with Thomas Weikel
Jul
25
4:00 pm16:00

"FDR, Huguenot Street, & Remembering the Past," a lecture and reception with Thomas Weikel

  • Deyo Hall

Considering FDR’s wartime visit to Historic Huguenot Street, Director of Strategy & Historic Interpretation Thomas Weikel will reflect on the notion that how a group remembers their past affects their present. President Roosevelt’s visit to New Paltz on the surface was simple - to see the stone houses that remain from the original settlement his Huguenot ancestors founded generations before. However, the connection to his past shaped his world view and influenced the decisions he made as president.

Coffee and tea will be served.

Members $10; seniors & military $12; general admission $15.

Annual Meeting
Jul
18
9:00 am09:00

Annual Meeting

  • Deyo Hall

Members only. Look for your registration form and ballot in the mail.

Following a continental breakfast, the Annual Meeting will include a review of 2014 accomplishments, highlights of planned activities in 2015, progress on our emerging site and strategic plans, and a presentation of our interpretive, membership, and marketing programs for 2015.

The meeting will be followed by a luncheon and an afternoon of special programs that highlight exciting additions to our interpretive planning, including special tours and vignettes. We will conclude the day with an intimate discussion with staff about the future of HHS, and the part you can play in ensuring its success.

"Notes From the Other Side," a book signing with Marc B. Fried
Jul
10
7:00 pm19:00

"Notes From the Other Side," a book signing with Marc B. Fried

  • DuBois Fort

Join us for a free talk and book signing with local history writer Marc B. Fried for the release of his new book, Notes From the Other Side.

Fried's column “Notes From the Other Side” has appeared every 3 to 4 weeks for the past 8½ years in the Shawangunk Journal, a local weekly. Now, Fried has selected and edited the best of these periodical writings and compiled them into a 339-page book that bears his column's title, featuring a wealth of anecdotes, descriptions and historical musings that relate to the Shawangunks and the Wallkill and Rondout Valleys.

This event is free and open to the public.

New Paltz in the War for Independence
Jul
4
10:00 am10:00

New Paltz in the War for Independence

  • Historic Huguenot Street

Featuring members of the 5th New York Regiment, reenactors will camp on the DuBois Fort lawn (81 Huguenot Street) and perform a number of demonstrations throughout the day.

At the camp site, visitors will see wedge-style tents and a dining “fly” as they would have been used during the Revolution. 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. Additional demonstrations and displays will reveal aspects of civilian life, including candlemaking, blacksmithing, woodworking, musket ball and cartridge manufacturing, and colonial cooking. Children can participate in reenactment military drills and various colonial games.

In addition to the reenactment, a new exhibit of Revolutionary War objects from the Historic Huguenot Street Archives and Permanent Collection will be on display in the DuBois Fort. The exhibit “’By the Grace of God, Free and Independent:’ The Revolutionary War in Ulster County” will be on display through Sunday, August 2. Both the reenactment activities and the exhibit are free and open to the public. 

Kasten Lecture With Board Trustee Sanford Levy
Jun
27
5:00 pm17:00

Kasten Lecture With Board Trustee Sanford Levy

  • Deyo Hall

Join us for a lecture by antiques expert and Historic Huguenot Street Board Trustee Sanford Levy discussing the material culture of Hudson Valley kasten (18th- and early 19th-century Dutch-style cupboards, singular kast).  

Although variations exist, the typical kast 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. Levy’s lecture at Deyo Hall (6 Broadhead Avenue) will explore the ways in which the Hudson Valley kast developed from its European background, the many styles of construction, and the changes in style from the 18th century to the 19th century.

 “Historic Huguenot Street currently houses one of, if not the largest collections of Hudson Valley kasten in the country,” explained Levy. “We are currently seeking information about privately-owned Hudson Valley kasten to expand public knowledge of these important pieces of material culture” An exhibit, symposium, and fully-illustrated compendium is being planned for 2017.

The 5 pm lecture will be followed by a private reception and behind-the-scenes tour of the kasten in the Historic Huguenot Street collection as seen in a house setting. Catered by The Village TeaRoom, the reception will take place at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center (81 Huguenot Street) and the tour will depart at 6:30 pm.

Preregistration is strongly encouraged – register at huguenotstreet.org/rsvp.
Lecture only: Members $10, seniors and military $12, general admission $15.
Lecture, Reception, & Tour: Members $20, seniors and military $22, general admission $25.

Family Day: Free Admissions
Jun
21
10:00 am10:00

Family Day: Free Admissions

  • Historic Huguenot Street

Enjoy free admissions to Historic Huguenot Street on Father's Day, June 21. 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 the town of New Paltz.

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