Following the successful 2017 run of Historic Huguenot Street’s In Her Words: A Women’s History Tour, HHS will host a lecture and performance focusing on the lives of several women who helped shape local history. This lecture will feature actors who will portray these remarkable women, and perform creative monologues written by HHS staff.
Visitors will hear stories and watch performances about an Esopus Munsee woman who signed the 1677 Indian Deed; Catherine Blanchan (1629 – 1713), one of the original New Paltz Huguenot settlers; Rachel, an enslaved African woman; Wyntje Hasbrouck (1708 – 1787), a colonial woman who managed her own estate; Julia “Aunt Judy” Jackson (ca. 1800 – 1898), a freed slave and choir singer; Eliza Ackert (1830 – 1916), the first female editor of the original New Paltz Times; Progressive-era artist Julia McEntee Dillon (1834 – 1919); and Mary Jane Snyder Freer (1862 – 1931), the first New Paltz woman to vote in 1918.
Light refreshments will be served.
$20 general admission
$18 for seniors, members, and members of the armed service