NEWS RELEASE: Historic Huguenot Street Announces Fourth Saturday "Myths & Legends" Tour
NEW PALTZ, NY (April 9, 2015) – Historic Huguenot Street has announced its Fourth Saturday event for April 25, a special “Myths and Legends of the Mid-Hudson Valley” walking tour, led by Guest Experience Manager Genevieve Casagrande. The tour will begin at the historic 1799 LeFevre House (54 Huguenot Street) at 7:30 pm.
Casagrande will walk guests through the National Historic Landmark District, sharing regional legends of mysterious hunters, heroic rescues, and more. Throughout the tour, guests will encounter theatrical reenactments of scenes from these memorable stories. Both SUNY New Paltz Theatre Arts students and volunteers from the college’s co-ed Service Fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, will be participating. Performances will be multidisciplinary, incorporating song, dance, and acting throughout the tour.
“We’ll be sharing a number of local legends, and our talented SUNY New Paltz volunteers will help bring these stories to life,” Casagrande explained. “Those who appreciate our Haunted Huguenot Street tours will definitely enjoy our Myths and Legends tour.”
Following the tour, guests will enjoy hot drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the DuBois Fort (81 Huguenot Street), catered by Frida’s Bakery & Café in Milton (fridasbakeryny.com). Members $20; seniors and military $22; general admission $25. Pre-registration is encouraged as space is limited - register at http://squ.re/1CBOKwH. Rain date Sunday, April 26.
A National Historic Landmark District, Historic Huguenot Street is a 501(c)3 non-profit that encompasses 30 buildings across 10 acres that was the heart of the original 1678 settlement, including seven stone houses that date to the early eighteenth century. It was founded in 1894 as the Huguenot Patriotic, Historical, and Monumental Society to preserve their French and Dutch heritage. Since then, Historic Huguenot Street has grown into an innovative museum, chartered as an educational corporation by the University of the State of New York, that is dedicated to protecting our historic buildings, conserving an important collection of artifacts and manuscripts, and promoting the stories of the Huguenot Street families, from the sixteenth century to today.
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