The Event Chairs and Board of Historic Huguenot Street Extend a Warm Invitation to a
Special Reception with Joseph McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project
Saturday, September 10, 5-7:30 pm with program at 6:30
DuBois Fort Visitor Center | 81 Huguenot Street | New Paltz, New York
I cannot attend this reception, but I would like to make a donation.
Contrary to the popular belief that slavery was practiced exclusively in the South, Northern states were also dependent on enslaved African labor in the 17th and 18th centuries. Slavery was not legally abolished in New York State until 1827. A descendant of slaves, Joseph McGill travels the country staying overnight in historic slave dwellings to bring awareness to their existence, history, and need for preservation. Historic Huguenot Street and the Department of Black Studies at SUNY New Paltz are proudly co-hosting his first visit to the Hudson Valley. Mr. McGill and his colleague Terry James will spend the night in two cellar kitchens on Huguenot Street with a small group of SUNY New Paltz students and members of the public. At our reception, he will share his initial thoughts about this transformational experience and talk about his groundbreaking work.
Hors d’oeuvres, wine, and other beverages will be served, and Cosette Veeder-Shave will provide musical accompaniment on her fiddle. Parking will be available in the lots on Broadhead Avenue around the corner from the visitor center and guests will be able to check in at the event.
We are grateful to our Event Chairs and invite you to join them in sponsoring this unique event. Your support will help preserve the slave dwellings on our site. For additional sponsorship information, please call Kay Flaminio at 845-255-1660 x 114.
To register or become a sponsor for this event, please complete the form below. If you prefer to register by phone, call Shane Stuart at 845-255-1660 x 103. We look forward to seeing everyone!
Thank you for your generous support!