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.

"A History of American Women in Song," a performance by Linda Russell
Mar
11
4:00 pm16:00

"A History of American Women in Song," a performance by Linda Russell

  • Crispell Memorial French Church

A musical illumination of the role of women’s lives in society from the 18th century to the 19th Amendment, by which women were given the right to vote. Linda sings broadsides, laments, murder ballads, love songs, parlor melodies, and suffrage anthems that reflect the changing status of women in society.

For 30 years, balladeer Linda Russell has explored America's past through song. She served as 18th century balladeer at Federal Hall National Memorial in NYC. Now, 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.

Tea Time
Apr
8
2:00 pm14:00

Tea Time

  • 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 soon-to-be-published children's book Hugo the Huguenot and will sign guests' books.

Prior to the event, children are invited to write their own Lenape Girl story and submit it one week before the event to be judged by HHS staff. The winner’s story will be read aloud at the event and the author will receive a prize. Guests will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle and participate in Native American inspired crafts.


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.

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.