Old Fort History Club

  • DuBois Fort 81 Huguenot Street New Paltz, NY, 12561 United States

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.