A Holiday on Huguenot Street
Dec
1
to Dec 2

A Holiday on Huguenot Street

Join us December 1-2 to celebrate the season with Historic Huguenot Street and the Reformed Church of New Paltz.

Friday, December 1

3:30 pm    Holiday themed tours of the Abraham Hasbrouck House and the Deyo House begin. Tours depart from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center (81 Huguenot Street) every hour on the half hour, with the last tour beginning at 8:30 pm. Please note, there will be no 6:30 pm tour. Click here to register for a holiday tour.

4:00 pm    Pet and family portraits by Duetimage Photography in the Wullschleger Education Building (92 Huguenot Street) until 6:00 pm. All proceeds go to the Humane Society of Walden.

5:00 pm    Local at Heart Cookie Walk in the DuBois Fort Visitor Center (81 Huguenot Street) until 7:00 pm

5:00 pm    Reformed Church's Craft Fair in the Wullschleger Education Building (92 Huguenot Street) until 8:00 pm

6:00 pm    Reformed Church's Soup on the Stoop on the steps of the Church (92 Huguenot Street)

6:30 pm    Crazy Cow Kettle Corn Company at the Community Tree Lighting on the Deyo House lawn (74 Huguenot Street) until 8:00 pm

6:45 pm    Paper Lantern Parade down Huguenot Street

7:00 pm    Historic Huguenot Street Community Tree Lighting on the Deyo House lawn (74 Huguenot Street) with Village Mayor Tim Rogers, Town Supervisor Neil Bettez, and Deputy Supervisor Dan Torres

7:15 pm    Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus on the Deyo House porch

8:00 pm    Big Blue Big Band free holiday concert at the Reformed Church (92 Huguenot Street)

Saturday, December 2

9:00 am    Reformed Church's Craft Fair in the Wullschleger Education Building (92 Huguenot Street) until 2:00 pm

10:00 am    Holiday themed tours of the Abraham Hasbrouck House and the Deyo House begin. Tours depart from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center (81 Huguenot Street) every hour on the hour, with the last tour beginning at 3:00 pm. Click here to register for a holiday tour.

10:00 am    Local at Heart Cookie Walk across the street from the Roosa House Schoonmaker Library (88 Huguenot Street) until 3:00 pm

10:00 am    Pet and family portraits by Duetimage Photography in the Wullschleger Education Building (92 Huguenot Street) until 6:00 pm. All proceeds go to the Humane Society of Walden.

10:00 am    Teddy bear building workshop in the Wullschleger Education Building (92 Huguenot Street) until 2:00 pm. $15 to participate.

10:30 am    Petting zoo with miniature donkeys outside the Wullschleger Education Building (92 Huguenot Street) until 12:30 pm

11:00 am    Petting zoo with ducks, chickens, and homing pigeons, presented by members of our local 4-H Club at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center (81 Huguenot Street)

11:00 am    Meet and greet with a family of sheep outside the Bevier-Elting House (84 Huguenot Street)

11:00 am    Reformed Church's Christmas Café in the Social Hall (92 Huguenot Street) until 2:00 pm (Click here to view the menu.)

11:00 am    Horse-drawn wagon rides with caroling depart regularly from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center (81 Huguenot Street) until 2:00 pm ($5 per person, children 3 and under free)

Sponsored by The 1850 House Inn & TavernAmericas Best Value Inn of New Paltzthe DuBois Family Association, and Ulster Savings Bank

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Community Tree Lighting
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Community Tree Lighting

Join us for our annual Community Tree Lighting on the Deyo House lawn (74 Huguenot Street) and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Crazy Cow Kettle Corn Company will be on site selling their gourmet kettle corn.

Sponsored by The 1850 House Inn & TavernAmericas Best Value Inn of New Paltzthe DuBois Family Association, and Ulster Savings Bank

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"Living in Style" Tour with Collector George Way
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

"Living in Style" Tour with Collector George Way

Take a special tour of the exhibition Living in Style: Selections from the George Way Collection of Dutch Fine and Decorative Art, led by George Way. 

Featuring over 100 17th- and 18th-century Dutch items from the Netherlands — including 22 oil paintings, a rich diversity of interior furnishings, and decorative and utilitarian objects — the exhibition is installed in a period room in the historic Jean Hasbrouck House. 

George Way has been a collector of fine Dutch 16th- and 17th-century furniture, paintings, and decorative arts for over fifty years. He began his collection as a teenager; today, it is recognized as one of the finest private collections of Dutch and English furniture, artifacts, and fine arts in the country. As one of America’s leading experts in 17th-century furniture, Mr. Way served as a consultant for Christie’s New York, and has made guest appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Today Show, among others. He was named one of the top 100 collectors in America by Art & Antiques for four consecutive years (1989–92).

The tour will depart from the DuBois Fort at 2 pm.

Light refreshments will be served at the DuBois Fort following the tour.

General admission $20.
10% off for seniors, members of the armed service, and Friends of Historic Huguenot Street (those who have given more than $50 within the calendar year)

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"Kasten from Mid-Hudson Valley Collections" Tour with Sanford Levy
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

"Kasten from Mid-Hudson Valley Collections" Tour with Sanford Levy

Take a special tour of the exhibition Kasten from Mid-Hudson Valley Collections, led by Sanford Levy.

Over a dozen American-made kasten from the HHS Permanent Collection and selected loans are featured in the Jean Hasbrouck House and the Abraham Hasbrouck House.

Although variations exist, the typical kast (plural kasten) is a large, free-standing cupboard or wardrobe with two paneled doors surmounted by an over-scaled, molded cornice. The cupboard usually sits on a base with a single drawer or drawers and ball-shaped feet. Some simpler versions made by country craftsmen feature cut-out or stylized feet and may or may not have drawers.

Historic Huguenot Street houses one of the largest collections of Hudson Valley kasten in the country. This focused exhibition gathers these unique cupboards from several prominent regional public and private collections, highlighting the historical uses, design, and construction of these important pieces of material culture.

Sanford Levy is currently Vice President of the Board of Trustees, Chair of the Collections Committee, and the owner of Jenkinstown Antiques, which he opened in 1974. Mr. Levy has a particular love and knowledge of items from the Hudson Valley, and is a well-known dealer in regional artists such as D.F. Hasbrouck, T. B. Pope, Michael Kelly, Joseph Tubby, and Julia Dillon. He also specializes in furniture from the Valley, including kasten and country pieces.

The tour will depart from the DuBois Fort at 2 pm.

Light refreshments will be served at the DuBois Fort following the tour.

General admission $20.
10% off for seniors, members of the armed service, and Friends of Historic Huguenot Street (those who have given more than $50 within the calendar year)

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"Huguenot Cider: European Heritage in a Glass," a talk and tasting with Tim Dressel
Nov
18
4:00 PM16:00

"Huguenot Cider: European Heritage in a Glass," a talk and tasting with Tim Dressel

Join us for a talk and hard cider tasting with Tim Dressel of Dressel Farms and Kettleborough Cider House. The Dressel family has been growing apples in New Paltz for four generations, beginning with Tim's great grandfather Fred Dressel in 1923. In 2017, Kettleborough Cider House released Huguenot Cider, its first cider made exclusively from heirloom apple varieties. More than 20 Old World and American apple varieties are blended together to create the rustic, farmhouse-style cider.

Made in a French style, Huguenot Cider is created using a long, slow fermentation employing only natural wild yeast. The distinctive cider is non-sparkling, unfiltered, and hand-bottled. The tannic Old World fruit impart a complex flavor and body that is impossible to accomplish with modern "dessert" apples.

When most people think of French agriculture, the obvious association is grapes and wine; but if you travel to the Normandy region in the northwest part of the country you won't find grapes - you'll find apples. While French cider doesn't command the pomp and grandeur that French wine enjoys, its traditions and quality are just as impressive.  When French settlers found their way to the Hudson Valley, they brought their cider with them.  Huguenot Cider celebrates this heritage using heirloom European apple varieties and French cider-making techniques.  This lecture will present a detailed explanation of cider-making traditions and show how the recent hard cider resurgence is reviving these ancient practices.

Guests must be 21 and over with ID to participate in the tasting. 

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Behind the Scenes, in partnership with Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN)
Nov
17
5:30 PM17:30

Behind the Scenes, in partnership with Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN)

Historic Huguenot Street staff members will present their experiences and lessons learned through the 2016-17 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections project. The project involved working with preservation experts Michael C. Henry and Richard Kerschner to explore practical ways to improve environmental climate for both historic houses and the collections displayed within, while reducing reliance on non-renewable fossil fuels and cutting their associated costs through the implementation of passive and other sustainable methods appropriate to the historic structures. The presentation will also include HHS's implementation of eClimateNotebook and other upgrades to environmental monitoring.  The event will include tours of the Jean Hasbrouck House and the Bevier-Elting House. The reception will be held at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center.

Space is limited. Registration is $15.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this presentation do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 
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"Kasten from Mid-Hudson Valley Collections" Tour with Sanford Levy
Nov
9
3:00 PM15:00

"Kasten from Mid-Hudson Valley Collections" Tour with Sanford Levy

Take a special tour of the exhibition Kasten from Mid-Hudson Valley Collections, led by Sanford Levy.

Over a dozen American-made kasten from the HHS Permanent Collection and selected loans are featured in the Jean Hasbrouck House and the Abraham Hasbrouck House.

Although variations exist, the typical kast (plural kasten) is a large, free-standing cupboard or wardrobe with two paneled doors surmounted by an over-scaled, molded cornice. The cupboard usually sits on a base with a single drawer or drawers and ball-shaped feet. Some simpler versions made by country craftsmen feature cut-out or stylized feet and may or may not have drawers.

Historic Huguenot Street houses one of the largest collections of Hudson Valley kasten in the country. This focused exhibition gathers these unique cupboards from several prominent regional public and private collections, highlighting the historical uses, design, and construction of these important pieces of material culture.

Sanford Levy is currently Vice President of the Board of Trustees, Chair of the Collections Committee, and the owner of Jenkinstown Antiques, which he opened in 1974. Mr. Levy has a particular love and knowledge of items from the Hudson Valley, and is a well-known dealer in regional artists such as D.F. Hasbrouck, T. B. Pope, Michael Kelly, Joseph Tubby, and Julia Dillon. He also specializes in furniture from the Valley, including kasten and country pieces.

The tour will depart from the DuBois Fort at 3 pm.

Light refreshments will be served at the DuBois Fort following the tour.

General admission $20.
10% off for seniors, members of the armed service, and Friends of Historic Huguenot Street (those who have given more than $50 within the calendar year)

Tours are also available on Saturday, December 16, at 2 pm.

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In Her Words: A Women's History Tour
Nov
5
11:00 AM11:00

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour

In honor of the 2017 centennial of the ratification of women’s suffrage in New York, Historic Huguenot Street has developed “In Her Words,” a monthly women’s history tour. The tour begins at 11 am at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center.

Developed by HHS’ Public Programming department with the assistance of SUNY New Paltz intern Allison Surgeary, the tour will follow the lives and stories of several women who played a role in local history. Visitors will be guided through four historic buildings and have the opportunity to discover figures from the past through a combination of factual, historical information and cleverly composed monologues written and recorded by HHS staff and volunteers. 

This is the last offering of the "In Her Words" tour this year.

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"Living in Style" Tour with Collector George Way
Nov
4
4:00 PM16:00

"Living in Style" Tour with Collector George Way

Take a special tour of the exhibition Living in Style: Selections from the George Way Collection of Dutch Fine and Decorative Art, led by George Way. 

Featuring over 100 17th- and 18th-century Dutch items from the Netherlands — including 22 oil paintings, a rich diversity of interior furnishings, and decorative and utilitarian objects — the exhibition is installed in a period room in the historic Jean Hasbrouck House. 

George Way has been a collector of fine Dutch 16th- and 17th-century furniture, paintings, and decorative arts for over fifty years. He began his collection as a teenager; today, it is recognized as one of the finest private collections of Dutch and English furniture, artifacts, and fine arts in the country. As one of America’s leading experts in 17th-century furniture, Mr. Way served as a consultant for Christie’s New York, and has made guest appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Today Show, among others. He was named one of the top 100 collectors in America by Art & Antiques for four consecutive years (1989–92).

The tour will depart from the DuBois Fort at 4 pm.

Light refreshments will be served at the DuBois Fort following the tour.

General admission $20.
10% off for seniors, members of the armed service, and Friends of Historic Huguenot Street (those who have given more than $50 within the calendar year)

The tour is also available on Saturday, December 9, at 2 pm.

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Trick-or-Treat on Huguenot Street
Oct
31
4:00 PM16:00

Trick-or-Treat on Huguenot Street

Following three successful years of this annual tradition on Huguenot Street, children and families are welcome to once again walk the street on Halloween night, October 31, trick-or-treating at the historic houses from 4 pm to 6 pm. 

Free and open to the public, a portion of Huguenot Street will be closed to vehicular traffic while children trick-or-treat. Children and adults can expect to meet "residents" that span the National Historic Landmark District's centuries-long history, including colonial-era women, Revolutionary War soldiers, a Victorian-era socialite and her house maid, flappers from the Roaring Twenties, and other costumed interpreters.

Sponsored by Americas Best Value Inn of New Paltz, the DuBois Family Association, and Ulster Savings Bank

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Haunted Huguenot Street
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Haunted Huguenot Street

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Historic Huguenot Street's 2017 Haunted Huguenot Street tours will feature the mysterious history of New Paltz, including the hauntings, legends, and evolution of spiritualism through the ages. The tours will take guests through four historic structures and the burial ground. Come hear centuries-old Lenape legends in the replica Esopus Munsee Native American wigwam, meet past residents of Huguenot Street who experienced paranormal activity in their homes, learn about the rise of spiritualism and séances, and witness the fixation with the “Mysterious Talking Board” that mystified the country in the 19th and 20th centuries. Haunted Huguenot Street tours will begin Friday, October 13th, and run from 5pm-9pm every Friday and Saturday through the end of October.

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Haunted Huguenot Street
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Haunted Huguenot Street

  • Historic Huguenot Street (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Historic Huguenot Street's 2017 Haunted Huguenot Street tours will feature the mysterious history of New Paltz, including the hauntings, legends, and evolution of spiritualism through the ages. The tours will take guests through four historic structures and the burial ground. Come hear centuries-old Lenape legends in the replica Esopus Munsee Native American wigwam, meet past residents of Huguenot Street who experienced paranormal activity in their homes, learn about the rise of spiritualism and séances, and witness the fixation with the “Mysterious Talking Board” that mystified the country in the 19th and 20th centuries. Haunted Huguenot Street tours will begin Friday, October 13th, and run from 5pm-9pm every Friday and Saturday through the end of October.

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"Kasten from Mid-Hudson Valley Collections" Tour with Sanford Levy
Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

"Kasten from Mid-Hudson Valley Collections" Tour with Sanford Levy

Take a special tour of the exhibition Kasten from Mid-Hudson Valley Collections, led by Sanford Levy.

Over a dozen American-made kasten from the HHS Permanent Collection and selected loans are featured in the Jean Hasbrouck House and the Abraham Hasbrouck House.

Although variations exist, the typical kast (plural kasten) is a large, free-standing cupboard or wardrobe with two paneled doors surmounted by an over-scaled, molded cornice. The cupboard usually sits on a base with a single drawer or drawers and ball-shaped feet. Some simpler versions made by country craftsmen feature cut-out or stylized feet and may or may not have drawers.

Historic Huguenot Street houses one of the largest collections of Hudson Valley kasten in the country. This focused exhibition gathers these unique cupboards from several prominent regional public and private collections, highlighting the historical uses, design, and construction of these important pieces of material culture.

Sanford Levy is currently Vice President of the Board of Trustees, Chair of the Collections Committee, and the owner of Jenkinstown Antiques, which he opened in 1974. Mr. Levy has a particular love and knowledge of items from the Hudson Valley, and is a well-known dealer in regional artists such as D.F. Hasbrouck, T. B. Pope, Michael Kelly, Joseph Tubby, and Julia Dillon. He also specializes in furniture from the Valley, including kasten and country pieces.

The tour will depart from the DuBois Fort at 3 pm.

Light refreshments will be served at the DuBois Fort following the tour.

General admission $20.
10% off for seniors, members of the armed service, and Friends of Historic Huguenot Street (those who have given more than $50 within the calendar year)

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Haunted Huguenot Street
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Haunted Huguenot Street

  • Historic Huguenot Street (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Historic Huguenot Street's 2017 Haunted Huguenot Street tours will feature the mysterious history of New Paltz, including the hauntings, legends, and evolution of spiritualism through the ages. The tours will take guests through four historic structures and the burial ground. Come hear centuries-old Lenape legends in the replica Esopus Munsee Native American wigwam, meet past residents of Huguenot Street who experienced paranormal activity in their homes, learn about the rise of spiritualism and séances, and witness the fixation with the “Mysterious Talking Board” that mystified the country in the 19th and 20th centuries. Haunted Huguenot Street tours will begin Friday, October 13th, and run from 5pm-9pm every Friday and Saturday through the end of October.

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In Her Words: A Women's History Tour
Oct
8
11:00 AM11:00

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour

In honor of the 2017 centennial of the ratification of women’s suffrage in New York, Historic Huguenot Street has developed “In Her Words,” a monthly women’s history tour. The tour begins at 11 am at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center.

Developed by HHS’ Public Programming department with the assistance of SUNY New Paltz intern Allison Surgeary, the tour will follow the lives and stories of several women who played a role in local history. Visitors will be guided through four historic buildings and have the opportunity to discover figures from the past through a combination of factual, historical information and cleverly composed monologues written and recorded by HHS staff and volunteers. 

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Second Annual Fall Harvest Celebration
Sep
30
6:00 PM18:00

Second Annual Fall Harvest Celebration

Join us and make some history during an evening of dinner and drinks at Historic Huguenot Street’s annual Fall Harvest Celebration. As we celebrate another fantastic year on Huguenot Street the evening will open of a special exhibition of a late 17th-century Dutch period room in the Jean Hasbrouck House! Featuring the renowned collection of George Way, the exhibition explores the world of the New Netherlands colony and opens doors to the enduring influence of Dutch heritage in the Hudson Valley.

The event will be held from 6:00 - 9:30 pm and will open with a reception at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center. During this cocktail hour, you will be able to experience the Dutch period room intimately, meet the curator, and enjoy live music with a selection of farm-fresh hors d’oeuvres.

Following the reception, you will cross the Huguenot Street for a farm-to-table dinner with wine under an illuminated tent on the sweeping lawn of the Deyo House. There, you will enjoy a seasonal three course meal highlighting the agricultural roots of the Hudson Valley. An accompanying program will celebrate our shared accomplishments in protecting this one-of-a-kind historic site and raise money for our vital education and preservation mission!  

Throughout the evening, you will have ample opportunity to enjoy the historic grounds of our beloved National Historic Landmark District and experience what makes Historic Huguenot Street an international treasure. Your support makes the difference and we could not protect these architectural masterpieces or the histories they house without it! Thank you for all of your support and we look forward to seeing you at our Fall Harvest Celebration!

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Reclaiming Our Time: A Live Performance by TMI Project
Sep
16
7:30 PM19:30

Reclaiming Our Time: A Live Performance by TMI Project

Historic Huguenot Street, in partnership with The Slave Dwelling Project, invited TMI Project to participate in an overnight stay in one of the site’s historic slave cellars on June 17, 2017. TMI Project writers will share the stories and monologues they crafted following this transformative experience at a performance titled “Reclaiming Our Time” on Saturday, September 16.

Terry James, living historian and Board Member of The Slave Dwelling Project, spent the night in a Huguenot Street cellar with writers from TMI Project, an organization which seeks to raise awareness of and inspire people to take action around social justice issues through true storytelling. This was The Slave Dwelling Project’s second overnight at Historic Huguenot Street, which is one of only two New York State dwellings the organization has visited, and the only one in the Hudson Valley.

TMI Project focuses the spotlight on stories told by people from marginalized populations, humanizing issues that are often overlooked by mainstream media. Beginning on June 16, six participating writers began a series of 10 workshops, the first of which included an introduction to Historic Huguenot Street and a discussion of expectations for the overnight. Writers also participated in workshops with Mr. James both before and immediately following the experience to explore the significance and purpose of the overnight visit.

Through TMI Project’s workshops, participants are offered specific guidance for creating compelling stories, guided writing prompts, brainstorming sessions, feedback during monologue development, and editing of their final works. Their groundbreaking stories will be performed at the Reformed Church of New Paltz at 92 Historic Huguenot Street on Saturday, September 16, at 7:30 pm. General admission is $10, and registration is available at huguenotstreet.org/tmi.

Sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant, the DuBois Family Association, the Reformed Church of New Paltz, and SUNY New Paltz.

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In Her Words: A Women's History Tour
Sep
10
2:00 PM14:00

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour

In honor of the 2017 centennial of the ratification of women’s suffrage in New York, Historic Huguenot Street has developed “In Her Words,” a monthly women’s history tour. The tour begins at 2 pm at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center.

Developed by HHS’ Public Programming department with the assistance of SUNY New Paltz intern Allison Surgeary, the tour will follow the lives and stories of several women who played a role in local history. Visitors will be guided through four historic buildings and have the opportunity to discover figures from the past through a combination of factual, historical information and cleverly composed monologues written and recorded by HHS staff and volunteers. 

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In Her Words: A Women's History Tour
Aug
19
11:00 AM11:00

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour

In honor of the 2017 centennial of the ratification of women’s suffrage in New York, Historic Huguenot Street has developed “In Her Words,” a monthly women’s history tour. The tour begins at 11 am at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center.

Developed by HHS’ Public Programming department with the assistance of SUNY New Paltz intern Allison Surgeary, the tour will follow the lives and stories of several women who played a role in local history. Visitors will be guided through four historic buildings and have the opportunity to discover figures from the past through a combination of factual, historical information and cleverly composed monologues written and recorded by HHS staff and volunteers. 

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5th Annual Artists on the Street
Aug
12
11:00 AM11:00

5th Annual Artists on the Street

Historic Huguenot Street has announced the return of Artists on the Street, an all-day plein air event showcasing the talents of nearly 20 renowned Hudson Valley artists, including Kevin Cook, Daisy Deputhod, Carolyn Hutchings Edlund, Alan McKnight, Marlene Wiedenbaum, and others. The annual event takes place on the second Saturday in August each year, this year on August 12 from 11 am – 5 pm. It is an opportunity for the public to watch and engage with local artists as they work, creating paintings inspired by the landscape of the Huguenot Street National Historic Landmark District.

This year’s event has been expanded to celebrate a wider variety of arts and culture. Maps will be available denoting the location of each artist participating across the site. Ei’s Fries and The Flying Food Truck will be on site for guests’ enjoyment.

Muralist Eugene Stetz, most known in New Paltz for his mural on the corner of Main and North Chestnut Streets, will participate this year, creating a large work in spray paint. The 28-year-old self-taught painter has created about 70 large-scale murals all across the country, including a 30-foot mural at Rondout Valley High School, from which he graduated.

Local singer/songwriter Ciarra Fragale will perform her indie folk repertoire on the Deyo House lawn beginning at 1 pm, followed by singer/songwriter Patrick Collins at 2:30 pm. Writing songs since the age of 13, Fragale has played at venues all throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond, including the acclaimed Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs. Her full length debut album, Seasons, was released in April. Homegrown in the Hudson Valley, Collins is a former skateboarder who turned to music following an ankle injury. His album, Folks Forgotten, was released in 2016.

New Paltz Brewing Company (Pfälzerbräu) will be on site, serving its fresh handcrafted German-style lagers, specialized with old world European recipes, starting at noon. The brewery’s Hefeweizen, Rauchbier Amber Lager, and Grätzer beers have all won awards at the annual TAP® New York beer tasting competition.

At 4 pm, visitors are invited to an Artists’ Reception on the Deyo House lawn, during which many of the participating artists will have their works available for sale. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served, and classical musician Eric Roth will perform on a 19th-century guitar. Roth’s interest in period instruments began at SUNY New Paltz, from which he graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance. In addition to music, Eric has worked as an archivist, historian, and grant writer, including as an Archivist and Executive Director at Historic Huguenot Street.

The all-day event will also feature face painting and an activities tent for children and families.

This event is free and open to the public, rain or shine, sponsored by Woodland Pond at New Paltz, Dawes Septic & Repair, and the DuBois Family Association.

 

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"Remember the Ladies: A History of American Women in Song" with Linda Russell
Aug
5
1:30 PM13:30

"Remember the Ladies: A History of American Women in Song" with Linda Russell

Historical balladeer Linda Russell will perform “A History of American Women in Song” in honor of the centennial of the ratification of women’s suffrage in New York. The concert will explore the role of women’s lives in society from the 18th century to the 19th Amendment, featuring broadsides, laments, murder ballads, love songs, parlor melodies, and suffrage anthems that reflect the changing status of women in society. Now is a critical time in our nation’s history to acknowledge women’s progress over the centuries and recognize that the protection of women’s rights remains a topical issue.

For 30 years, Russell has explored America's past through song. She served as 18th century balladeer at Federal Hall National Memorial in NYC, and her performances are in demand at historic sites, schools and community centers around the country. She has recorded eight albums of traditional and historical music. Russell has performed at Historic Huguenot Street a number of times, and her presentations never fail to be engaging, thoughtful, and informative.

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The Gathering
Aug
5
9:00 AM09:00

The Gathering

The Gathering, a celebration of the Huguenots and their descendants, will take place Saturday, August 5. This will be the third Gathering in recent years, following the inaugural event in 2010 and another in 2014. The event brings together individuals from all over the country who trace their heritage to the region, including descendants of New Paltz’s original 12 patentees – in fact, this year’s Gathering coincides with the 340th anniversary of the signing of the 1677 New Paltz patent. Special tours and programs are planned throughout the day for both attendees of The Gathering and the public.

The day will begin with a breakfast for guests of The Gathering, followed by meetings of the descendants’ family associations. Guests will also have the opportunity to take a regular guided tour of the street or the new “In Her Words” women’s history tour, which is offered to the public once a month through October. Descendants will also learn about the current roof restoration project at the Jean Hasbrouck House.

After lunch, at 1:30 pm, both guests of The Gathering and the public are invited to a performance by historical balladeer Linda Russell, entitled “American Women in Song,” in honor of the centennial of the ratification of women’s suffrage in New York. The concert will explore the role of women’s lives in society from the 18th century to the 19th Amendment, featuring broadsides, laments, murder ballads, love songs, parlor melodies, and suffrage anthems that reflect the changing status of women in society.

For 30 years, Russell has explored America's past through song and has recorded eight albums of traditional and historical music. She served as 18th century balladeer at Federal Hall National Memorial in NYC, and her performances are in demand at historic sites, schools and community centers around the country. Russell has performed at Historic Huguenot Street a number of times, and her presentations never fail to be engaging, thoughtful, and informative. To register for Russell’s performance, visit huguenotstreet.org/rsvp. Registration for the performance is included for guests of The Gathering.

Following the concert, The Gathering’s descendants can partake in a local cider tasting with Awestruck Ciders, a game of croquet, and tours of the historic site.

The Gathering is sponsored by the DuBois Family Association, Freihofer's Bakery Outlet, P&G's Restaurant & Bar, and ShopRite of New Paltz.

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Young Writers Program: Exploring New Paltz, Then & Now
Jul
24
to Jul 28

Young Writers Program: Exploring New Paltz, Then & Now

Led by the region's finest teachers, the Hudson Valley Writing Project offers children and teens unique learning experiences at local cultural and historic sites, nature preserves, and college campuses.

In one adventurous week, young writers ages 10 - 14 will tour historic stone houses, explore a wildlife sanctuary, and spend time on a working farm as they learn and write about the remarkably rich history of this land and its people.

Register at http://www.newpaltz.edu/hvwp/summercamps.

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In Her Words: A Women's History Tour
Jul
8
11:00 AM11:00

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour

In honor of the 2017 centennial of the ratification of women’s suffrage in New York, Historic Huguenot Street has developed “In Her Words,” a monthly women’s history tour. The tour begins at 11 am at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center.

Developed by HHS’ Public Programming department with the assistance of SUNY New Paltz intern Allison Surgeary, the tour will follow the lives and stories of several women who played a role in local history. Visitors will be guided through four historic buildings and have the opportunity to discover figures from the past through a combination of factual, historical information and cleverly composed monologues written and recorded by HHS staff and volunteers. 

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New Paltz in the War for Independence
Jul
1
10:00 AM10:00

New Paltz in the War for Independence

Historic Huguenot Street will host a Revolutionary War reenactment on Saturday, July 1, with members of The 5th New York Regiment (5thny.org) performing a number of demonstrations throughout the day. The original 5th New York Regiment included many soldiers from Orange and Ulster counties.

At the camp site, living historians will demonstrate marching and drilling, showing how arms at the time were handled and fired. An armament demonstration will display various types of muskets and weaponry while members of the regiment explain how they were used, fired, and maintained. Wedge-style tents and a dining “fly” as they would have been used during the Revolution will serve as the backdrop on the Huguenot Street grounds.

Additional demonstrations and displays will reveal aspects of civilian life, including candle making, blacksmithing, woodworking, musket ball and cartridge manufacturing, and colonial cooking. Children can participate in reenactment military drills and various colonial games. The reenactment is free and open to the public, rain or shine.

Guided house tours will be available on their regular hourly schedule throughout the day.

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In Her Words: A Women's History Tour
Jun
24
2:00 PM14:00

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour

In honor of the 2017 centennial of the ratification of women’s suffrage in New York, Historic Huguenot Street has developed “In Her Words,” a monthly women’s history tour. The tour begins at 2 pm at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center.

Developed by HHS’ Public Programming department with the assistance of SUNY New Paltz intern Allison Surgeary, the tour will follow the lives and stories of several women who played a role in local history. Visitors will be guided through four historic buildings and have the opportunity to discover figures from the past through a combination of factual, historical information and cleverly composed monologues written and recorded by HHS staff and volunteers. 

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Family Day: Free Admissions
Jun
18
10:00 AM10:00

Family Day: Free Admissions

Enjoy free admissions to Historic Huguenot Street on June 18. This includes admissions into the historic house tours and exhibits. Bring a blanket and bagged lunch and have a picnic on our grounds. Enjoy a day with the family as you learn about the families who founded New Paltz.

This event is part of New York State's Path Through History Weekend.

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Juneteenth: A Celebration of African Culture, Music, and Cuisine
Jun
17
5:00 PM17:00

Juneteenth: A Celebration of African Culture, Music, and Cuisine

Join us on Saturday, June 17, on the DuBois Fort lawn for a celebration of African culture, music, and cuisine in honor of Juneteenth, or June 19, 1865, the day Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas, carrying news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved had been freed. 

This special event will be catered by Chef Brandon Walker, Culinary Institute of America graduate and owner of Essie’s Restaurant in Poughkeepsie. Chef Walker's cuisine takes inspiration from his American South and Caribbean heritage, and incorporates modern cooking techniques and local seasonal ingredients. He will be consulting with culinary historian Michael W. Twitty on the evening's menu. Author of The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African-American Culinary History in the Old South (HarperCollins, August 2017), Mr. Twitty is a food writer, independent scholar, and historical interpreter whose work preserves and promotes African American foodways, its parent traditions in Africa, and its legacy in the food culture of the American South.

Dynamic musician and storyteller Kim Harris will perform songs of joy, hope, and freedom, combining a strong folk and gospel legacy with classical, rock, and pop influences. Harris has earned wide acclaim for her contributions to the historical and educational knowledge base on the Underground Railroad and the modern civil rights movement. More than just a singer/songwriter, she is an educator, interpreter of history, and cultural advocate.

Terry James, Board Member of the Slave Dwelling Project, will speak about the meaning of Juneteenth while dressed in his reenactment uniform of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, one of the first official African American units in the United States during the Civil War. As a living historian and member of the Slave Dwelling Project, James has slept, shackled, in over 40 slave dwellings to commemorate the enslaved ancestors who survived the Middle Passage, and to bring awareness to the existence of historic slave dwellings, their history, and their need for preservation.

Following the event, Mr. James will once again spend the night in a Huguenot Street slave cellar as he did in September 2016. This time, he will share the cellar with #BlackStoriesMatter writers from the TMI Project, a non-profit organization that offers transformative memoir and monologue writing workshops and performances that invite storytellers and audience members to explore new perspectives. Following their overnight stay on Huguenot Street, participants will engage in a series of 10 writing workshops to craft monologues inspired by their lives and their experience on Huguenot Street. They will perform these monologues publicly in the fall.

Sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant and The 1850 House Inn & Tavern.

This event is part of New York State's Path Through History Weekend.

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3rd Annual Cider Market
Jun
10
12:00 PM12:00

3rd Annual Cider Market

As part of Cider Week Hudson Valley, Historic Huguenot Street will host its third annual hard cider market and tasting on Saturday, June 10. This year’s market will feature over a dozen New York State cideries, wineries, and breweries, plus food trucks, and live music from Blue Museum and the Liana Gabel Band. In addition to ciders, vendors will be selling other products from their orchards and farms as well, including fresh cut flowers, local apples, apple cider donuts, and more.

Participating vendors: Angry OrchardAwestruck CidersBrooklyn Cider House, Eve's Cidery, Glorie Farm WineryHardscrabble Cider, Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider, Kaneb OrchardsKettleborough Cider HouseNaked Flock Hard Cider, Pitchfork Hard CiderSundog CiderWarwick Valley Winery (including Black Dirt Distillery and Doc’s Hard Cider), and more.

There will also be a Hydration Station, donated by Binnewater.

Early Bird Registration (before May 31) $15*
General Admission (after May 31) $20
Designated Driver Admission $0

*Discount will be applied at checkout

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The First Highway: Huguenot Homesteads From New Paltz to Bontecoe
Jun
3
11:00 AM11:00

The First Highway: Huguenot Homesteads From New Paltz to Bontecoe

The focus of this year's Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) House Tour is the town of New Paltz, coinciding with the year-long celebration of the WVLT's 30th Anniversary. The tour will explore the fascinating legacy of New Paltz’s Huguenots and their expansion northward along the eastern banks of the Wallkill River to Bontecoe on the Esopus border. The “Patentees”  - as the first dozen settlers were called – built their houses on the terrace above the Wallkill River where vistas sweep west to the Shawangunk Mountains. Their descendants moved beyond New Paltz to cultivate the rich alluvial soil of the floodplain.

The tour begins with a special program at Historic Huguenot Street. Also featured are seven of the town's important houses and farms from the early 18th century and the mid-20th. All were either built by Huguenot descendants or upon Huguenot lands. Included are early stone houses, a 1930s Federal-style stone dwelling, a stunning brick Greek revival beauty, a fanciful late 19th century manor house, and a soaring labrynthine barn converted for modern living. 

The closing reception will be held at a private farm on the Land Trust’s first easement.

Tickets: http://www.wallkillvalleylt.org/index.php/house-tour-2017
$45/ $40 for members by June 1; $50/ $45 members thereafter
Pick up tickets day of tour (only) 10:30am - 1:30pm at the Reformed Church, 92 Huguenot Street, New Paltz
Admission includes an informal reception and tasting of local wines at a private home, after the tour.

Proceeds benefit WVLT's land preservation efforts.

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In Her Words: A Women's History Tour
May
14
2:00 PM14:00

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour

In honor of the 2017 centennial of the ratification of women’s suffrage in New York, Historic Huguenot Street has developed “In Her Words,” a monthly women’s history tour. The tour begins at 2 pm at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center.

Developed by HHS’ Public Programming department with the assistance of SUNY New Paltz intern Allison Surgeary, the tour will follow the lives and stories of several women who played a role in local history. Visitors will be guided through four historic buildings and have the opportunity to discover figures from the past through a combination of factual, historical information and cleverly composed monologues written and recorded by HHS staff and volunteers. 

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Opening Day
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Opening Day

Historic Huguenot Street is constructing a replica Munsee Native American wigwam to celebrate the 340th anniversary of the signing of the 1677 land agreement between the Munsee Esopus sachems and the Huguenot Refugees.  The land agreement provided for the 12 Huguenot founders to “purchase” nearly 40,000 acres of land in the lower Wallkill Valley. The village that developed within the borders of this land is now known as New Paltz.

Native American crafts expert and museum consultant Barry Keegan has already begun authentically constructing the replica wigwam on the DuBois Fort lawn and using locally sourced materials.

The wigwam will become a part of HIstoric Huguenot Street's regular guided tours beginning Opening Day, May 6. Ninety minute tours of the site are offered hourly beginning at 10 am, with the last tour departing the DuBois Fort Visitor Center at 4 pm.

 

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In Her Words: A Women's History Tour
Apr
30
11:00 AM11:00

In Her Words: A Women's History Tour

In honor of Women’s History Month and the centennial of the ratification of women’s suffrage in New York, Historic Huguenot Street has developed “In Her Words,” a monthly women’s history tour. The tour begins at 11 am at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center.

Developed by HHS’ Public Programming department with the assistance of SUNY New Paltz intern Allison Surgeary, the tour will follow the lives and stories of several women who played a role in local history. Visitors will be guided through four historic buildings and have the opportunity to discover figures from the past through a combination of factual, historical information and cleverly composed monologues written and recorded by HHS staff and volunteers. 

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