Historic Huguenot Street will be participating in the "Fireside Chat" series in Hyde Park at the historic St. James' Chapel where Franklin Roosevelt was baptized, discussing FDR’s Huguenot Street ancestry and stories of his visits to the street.
Considering FDR’s wartime visit to Historic Huguenot Street, Mr. 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.
St. James’ Chapel is located at 10 East Market Street in Hyde Park (across from the Post Office). For all lectures, there are no reservations, but seating is limited. For additional information, please contact Sue DeLorenzo, volunteer coordinator for Fireside Chats, at (845) 266-3196.