NEWS RELEASE: Behind Closed Doors: Historic Huguenot Street Hosts Bedroom Tour with Board Vice Chair Sanford Levy
NEW PALTZ, NY (November 4, 2016) – On Saturday, November 19, Historic Huguenot Street will host a special tour of the Deyo House led by Board Vice Chair, Collections Committee Chair, and owner of Jenkinstown Antiques, Sanford Levy. Mr. Levy’s tour, entitled “Behind Closed Doors: A Peek in Our Bedrooms,” will bring guests into the three upstairs bedrooms in the Deyo House, Huguenot Street’s Queen Anne colonial revival style mansion.
Earlier this year, the Deyo House bedrooms were re-styled with Levy’s assistance to interpret over 100 years of decorative arts styles, spanning eras between the colonial period and the colonial revival at the turn of the 20th century. Mr. Levy’s tour will specifically highlight pieces from Historic Huguenot Street’s collections- some not seen in decades - from the Federal, Empire, and Victorian eras.
“We are privileged to have someone like Sandy Levy involved at Historic Huguenot Street,” said Josephine Bloodgood, Director of Curatorial and Preservation Affairs. “His keen eye and extensive knowledge of Hudson Valley furniture and decorative antiques have played a significant role in our historic house interpretations.”
The Old Fort History Club offers regular opportunities for club members to join together at the historic DuBois Fort – formerly the Old Fort Restaurant – and enjoy camaraderie, food, drink, and entertainment. The program will begin at the DuBois Fort (81 Huguenot Street) with a reception catered by Main Course at 5 pm. Existing members may attend for $20 and register at huguenotstreet.org/behind-closed-doors.
Those who join Old Fort History Club as new members for $25 will receive complimentary admission to this event. Those interested may register as new members at huguenotstreet.org/old-fort-history-club. Club membership grants access to upcoming club events for one year. Future events will include special food and beverage tastings, music, talks, and other forms of entertainment.
A National Historic Landmark District, Historic Huguenot Street is a 501(c)3 non-profit that encompasses 30 buildings across 10 acres that was the heart of the original 1678 New Paltz settlement, including seven stone houses that date to the early eighteenth century. It 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, that is dedicated to protecting our historic buildings, conserving an important collection of artifacts and manuscripts, and promoting the stories of the Huguenot Street families, from the sixteenth century to today.
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