NEWS RELEASE: Historic Huguenot Street Announces Grand Re-opening of Museum Shop, With Reception and Historic “Huguenot Snaps”
NEW PALTZ, NY (April 16, 2015) – Historic Huguenot Street will re-open its Museum Shop to the public on Saturday, May 2, with a champagne reception in the DuBois Fort, 81 Huguenot Street. The Museum Shop has been completely redesigned for 2015, and carries a variety of new, locally-produced products in addition to many historically-inspired items.
The Shop will be stocked with a host of new home goods and gifts, including hand-made silver jewelry from Hudson Valley Goldsmith (exclusive to Historic Huguenot Street), chocolates from Krause’s of Saugerties and Oliver Kita of Rhinebeck, children’s toys from Maileg of Denmark, and bath and body products from Secret Garden Soap of Madison (New Jersey). The Museum Shop is also now the exclusive area retailer of Beekman 1802, goat milk bath and body goods by “The Fabulous Beekman Boys.” In addition, the shop will carry an updated selection of textiles, throws, yellowware pottery, pewter, mercury glass, candles, and more.
“We have thoughtfully expanded both the variety and depth of merchandise available in the Museum Shop,” said Kristine Gogg, Sales & Tours Manager. “All of our products are relevant to the history and aesthetic of Historic Huguenot Street.”
In honor of the Grand Opening, food historian Peter Rose and local chef Agnes Devereux (The Village Tea Room Restaurant & Bake Shop) have collaborated on “Huguenot Snaps,” a colonial ginger snap-style recipe from the Historic Huguenot Street archives. These exclusive cookies will be available in the Museum Shop, only on May 2.
“The Board and staff of Historic Huguenot Street are excited to kick off our new season in a special way, and to unveil our new Museum Shop to the public,” said Mary Etta Schneider, President and Board Chair.
The Museum Shop will be open 10 am – 5 pm every day except for Wednesdays, and will remain open until 8 pm on Fridays. Rates and a schedule of tours are available at huguenotstreet.org/hours-rates.
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 New Paltz 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 the nationally acclaimed collection of stone houses. 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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