Historic Huguenot Street Now Listed as a Distinctive Destination With the National Trust for Historic Preservation
NEW PALTZ, NY (December 17, 2018) – Historic Huguenot Street is honored to be listed among distinguished sites nationwide as a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. National Trust Distinctive Destinations are an ever-expanding group of diverse historic sites across the country that help illustrate the breadth and depth of the American story.
According to SavingPlaces.org, these destinations range from house museums to working farms, and “can add memorable moments to an off-the-beaten-path road trip, create new opportunities for a family vacation, or even become a new favorite gift shop.”
Historic Huguenot Street has been awarded three grants from the NTHP since 2003, including most recently funds to support the museum’s strategic planning initiative earlier this year. Learn more about all the destinations featured on the list online. Additionally, members of NTHP receive 20% off guided tours at Historic Huguenot Street and 10% off museum shop purchases.
About National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places. As the leading voice for preservation, NTHP is the cause for people saving places. Its mission is to protect significant places representing diverse cultural experience by taking direct action and inspiring broad public support.
About Historic Huguenot Street
A National Historic Landmark District, Historic Huguenot Street is a 501(c)3 non-profit that encompasses 30 buildings across 10 acres comprising the heart of the original 1678 New Paltz settlement, including seven stone houses dating to the early eighteenth century. Historic Huguenot Street 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 Department of Education that is dedicated to protecting our historic buildings, preserving an important collection of artifacts and manuscripts, and promoting the stories of the Huguenot Street families from the seventeenth century to today.
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