On Saturday, July 20, the Jean Hasbrouck House will be on tour for the first time this summer:
The Jean Hasbrouck House was built by Jacob Hasbrouck Sr. and was completed between 1721-1722. Jacob was the son of Jean Hasbrouck, one of the twelve Patentees of New Paltz. After Jean passed, Jacob used his considerable inheritance to build a home and a life for his family that reflected their wealth and prominence in the community. Both in its size and refinement, this house exceeded any other stone house in the area at the time. This tour will focus on the home's diverse inhabitants from 1722 – 1805 and will explore the themes of cultural identity and preservation, and the evolution of the early New Paltz community.