Director of Public Programming Kara Augustine
Awarded by the Museum Association of New York
NEW PALTZ, NY (March 26, 2019) – Historic Huguenot Street is pleased to announce its Director of Public Programming, Kara Augustine, has been recognized by the Museum Association of New York with a 2019 award of merit for her outstanding work and innovative programs. Augustine was awarded the Rising Star for Education/Public Programs for enriching New York State museums with new and remarkable projects.
“I’m honored to be recognized by an organization that awards individuals and institutions whose work and scholarship are of the highest merit,” Augustine says.
“Kara has consistently developed cutting-edge programs and events that delve into the full breadth of history at this remarkable site,” says Liselle LaFrance, executive director. “She and her team have pushed the boundaries of traditional museum interpretation, thereby attracting new audiences. We are extremely proud of her and this special recognition.”
The Awards of Merit were judged for programs conducted in 2018 and will be presented as part of the Museum Association of New York’s 2019 conference “Access and Identity” at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 8 AM. You can learn more about the conference on the organization’s website.
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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