Historic Huguenot Street has announced Pathway to the Ballot Box weekends, an immersive theatre experience that will guide visitors on a journey through more than 300 years of local women’s history, through September 4th. [Read more…] about Pathway to the Ballot Box Immersive Theater Experience at Historic Huguenot Street
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Jane Deyo Wynkoop was one of the first African Americans to purchase land in New Paltz, New York. Born to an enslaved woman in this rural Ulster County community, she had a remarkable story. [Read more…] about Early Black New Paltz Landowner Jane Wynkoop Exhibit Opens Saturday
Historic Huguenot Street has announced “The Power of Native Women,” a three-part multimedia event celebrating the lives of Native women in the larger narrative of our communities, is set for Saturday, September 19 from 4 to 6 pm. [Read more…] about Power of Native Women Virtual Sessions Set For Saturday
Among the first African Americans to buy land in the community, he also served in the Union Army during the Civil War, organized politically on behalf of African American citizens in town, and built a series of homes that today still define a neighborhood in the village of New Paltz. [Read more…] about Black Builder Jacob Wynkoop Exhibit Goes Online
Historic Huguenot Street is presenting a new online exhibit, Jane Deyo Wynkoop. Wynkoop is believed to be the first African American — man or woman — to buy land in the Village of New Paltz, in Ulster County, New York. [Read more…] about New Paltz’s Jane Deyo Wynkoop Exhibit Goes Online
Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) has launched a new online programming initiative that includes videos, hands-on activities, special deals from the museum shop available for delivery, and new ways to participate and explore its exhibitions, archives, and collection.
These virtual experiences will be available on the museum’s website and shared through its social-media channels using the hashtag #MuseumsFromHome. [Read more…] about Historic Huguenot St Launches Online Programming
A direct descendant of French Huguenots who settled New Paltz in 1678, Kenneth E. Hasbrouck Sr. had an important influence on Ulster County local history. He served as County Historian, Town of Gardiner Historian and was a founder and president of the Huguenot Historical Society (HHS). [Read more…] about Historian Spotlight: Ulster County’s Ken Hasbrouck
Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) has been awarded a $20,000 New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Implementation Grant for FY2020. NYSCA grants support the performing, literary, visual and media arts in New York State.
The grant is expected to be used to educational programs related to women’s rights and history. This includes lectures, a book club, partnerships, a new school program, exhibits, and an immersive theater experience. The programs are expected to be implemented in 2020 in honor of the national centennial of many women being allowed to vote in the United States. [Read more…] about Historic Huguenot St Planning 2020 Womens Rights Events
Historic Huguenot Street has announced their 2019 Haunted Huguenot Street tours, set for the month of October. At nightfall, the historic houses and grounds will set the stage for the restless spirits of New Paltz to tell the harrowing stories of how their lives came to a tragic ending, and then what happened afterwards. [Read more…] about Haunted Historic Huguenot Street Events In October
Historic Huguenot Street has commissioned fine artist Len Tantillo to create a series of three paintings, looking at Huguenot Street during different times in history. The paintings will become part of the permanent collection at Historic Huguenot Street, enhancing the museum’s interpretations and aiding visitors in understanding what the street has looked like in the past. [Read more…] about 1680s Huguenot Redoubt Painting, First of Series, On View in New Paltz