NEWS RELEASE: Historic Huguenot Street Welcomes Local History Writer Marc B. Fried to Friday Night at the Museum
NEW PALTZ, NY (July 6, 2015) – Historic Huguenot Street will host a talk and book signing with local author Marc B. Fried during its weekly Friday Night at the Museum programming July 10, at 7 pm.
Best known for his books on Shawangunk regional history, Fried has been penning a column for the Shawangunk Journal for over 8 years. He has selected and edited the best of these periodical writings and compiled them into a new book bearing his column’s title, Notes From the Other Side.
“Marc has been telling our region’s history for decades, and we’ve been carrying his books in the HHS Museum Shop for years,” said Kristine Gogg, Sales & Tours Manager. The Friday Night at the Museum talk and book signing are free and open to the public.
A resident of Gardiner, Marc B. Fried received his Bachelors in History at SUNY New Paltz. He is the author of The Early History of Kingston & Ulster County, NY (Ulster County Historical Society, 1975), Tales From the Shawangunk Mountains (Adirondack Mountain Club, 1981), The Huckleberry Pickers: A Raucous History of the Shawangunk Mountains (Black Dome Press, 1996), Shawangunk: Adventure, Expoloration, History and Epiphany from a Mountain Wilderness (North Country Books, 1998), and Shawangunk Place-names: Indian, Dutch and English Geographical Names of the Shawangunk Mountains (2005).
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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