NEWS RELEASE: Historic Huguenot Street To Offer Free Admission on Father’s Day To Celebrate Path Through History Weekend
NEW PALTZ, NY (June 5, 2015) – Historic Huguenot Street will offer free admission, including all historic house tours and exhibits, on Father’s Day, June 21 for New York State’s Path Through History Weekend. The public is encouraged to bring blankets and lunch and enjoy a picnic on the historic grounds. Guests will enjoy a day with the family as they learn about the families that founded New Paltz.
Hundreds of events are planned at historic and cultural destinations through the state as part of Path Through History Weekend, designed to make it easy to experience New York State’s rich heritage and diverse attractions. Launched by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in 2012, the Path Through History program highlights historically and culturally significant sites and events throughout New York State. Important heritage sites were selected with input from leading historians as part of a Historic Corridor Task Force, created by the Governor. Historic Huguenot Street was one of the first 200 sites selected for inclusion in the program at its launch.
In addition to free guided tours and In-the-Moment tours, visitors to Historic Huguenot Street will also enjoy 10% off all HHS-branded merchandise in the newly redesigned Museum Shop, located in the DuBois Fort Visitor Center at 81 Huguenot Street.
“Historic Huguenot Street is honored to participate in New York’s Path Through History and encourage families to spend time with their fathers – at a place where some of our nation’s founding fathers lived,” said Mary Etta Schneider, HHS President & Board Chair. “As a National Historic Landmark District, Huguenot Street is a perfect example of our state’s rich history and cultural significance.”
Tours are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
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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