NEWS RELEASE: "Santa Paws" Arrives on Huguenot Street, a Canine-Friendly Shopping Event
NEW PALTZ, NY (November 24, 2014) – Historic Huguenot Street will open its doors on Small Business Saturday, November 29, for a dog-friendly holiday sale in the Museum Store. Throughout the day, doggy daycare will be available for those with furry friends, and dogs are invited to take a photo with Santa from 10 am - 12 pm for $10 (sponsored in part by Sue's Zoo). Dogs must be vaccinated and leashed to participate.
Dogs have a history on Huguenot Street dating back to before the arrival of Europeans. In archaeological excavations over the last decade, remains of a companion dog, ceremoniously buried, were found on what is today Huguenot Street. Our canine friends have played on the Street from at least that time, and continue to today.
During the sale, the Museum Store on Huguenot Street will be offering discounts on select merchandise, including jewelry, children's toys and crafts, and other locally-produced, hand-made gifts exclusive to Historic Huguenot Street. Shoppers can expect to receive 20% off of most items, with select items up to 50% off. All sales directly benefit Historic Huguenot Street.
The holiday sale will begin at the Historic Huguenot Street Museum Store on Friday, November 28 and continue through Sunday, November 30. The Museum Store is located in the DuBois Fort Visitor Center at 81 Huguenot Street. Historic Huguenot Street and the Museum Store will be open every Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm through December 21 with special holiday tours available.
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 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 their French and Dutch heritage. 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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