Ulster County Transportation Council (UCTC), in partnership with the Village of New Paltz, Wallkill Valley Land Trust, and Historic Huguenot Street, has announced the beginning of a planning and community engagement process addressing the future use and design of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail in the Village of New Paltz. [Read more…] about Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Meetings Planned
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Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) is set to present the exhibit “’Never Was a Slave’: Jacob Wynkoop, Free and Black in 19th-Century New Paltz” at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center, June 1 through July 14, 2019. [Read more…] about Exhibit on Black Builder Jacob Wynkoop in New Paltz
Historic Huguenot Street is set to honor its community’s African-American veterans with a Juneteenth celebration consisting of live musical performances, a community cookout, educational tours, and a living history program with Civil War era reenactors of the NY US Colored Troops.
Juneteenth, which is traditionally celebrated on June 19, celebrates the day in June of 1865 when Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas carrying news that the Civil War had ended and that those still enslaved were to be freed. [Read more…] about Black Vets Focus of New Paltz Juneteenth Event
Historic Huguenot Street has announced that it has broadened the eligibility criteria for two scholarship awards; The Kenneth E. Hasbrouck, Sr. and the Charles J. Hasbrouck Memorial Scholarships. In conjunction with the office of the Attorney General of the State of New York, Historic Huguenot Street has modified some of the original restrictions imposed on these scholarship funds in an effort to enhance student eligibility. [Read more…] about Historic Huguenot St Broadens Scholarships Criteria
Historic Huguenot Street Director of Public Programming Kara Augustine has been recognized by the Museum Association of New York (MANY) with a 2019 award of merit. Augustine was awarded the Rising Star for Education/Public Programs for enriching New York State museums with new and remarkable projects. [Read more…] about Historic Huguenot St Program Director Recognized By MANY
Historic Huguenot Street is set to host four seasonal nature walks in 2019 at the Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary and the Mohonk Preserve led by ethno ecologist and founder of Wild Hudson Valley Justin Wexler, who specializes in folklore and land use among the native people of the Hudson Valley, thanks to a gift from the Thomas and Corinne Nyquist Foundation. [Read more…] about Historic Huguenot St Planning Seasonal Nature Walks
Historic Huguenot Street has announced that it has been selected for an award of $37,000 from New York State through the Consolidated Funding Application process, or CFA. Funding provided through Empire State Development (ESD) will be used for the creation of a master site plan for the museum. [Read more…] about Historic Huguenot St Awarded State Grant
Historic Huguenot Street has been listed among sites nationwide as a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. National Trust Distinctive Destinations are an ever-expanding group of diverse historic sites across the country that help illustrate the breadth and depth of the American story. [Read more…] about Historic Huguenot St Named National Trust Distinctive Destination
Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) has announced the online exhibit Kasten from Mid-Hudson Valley Collections at hudsonvalleykasten.org featuring more than a dozen 18th-century Dutch-style cupboards made by American craftsmen.
Based on a furniture form popular in the Netherlands, kasten (kast singular) were adapted in the Hudson Valley for over a century and were central to many Dutch-American homes, signifying both the heritage of their owners, as well as their wealth and social status. The online exhibition highlights the enduring influence of Dutch culture in the Hudson Valley. Funding for the project was provided by a grant from the Peggy N. and Roger G. Gerry Charitable Trust and a private donation. [Read more…] about New Online Exhibit of 1700s Dutch-Style Cupboards
Historic Huguenot Street is set to host a special revival of Stone House Day, a formerly annual tradition, on Saturday, September 8, from 11 am to 4 pm. Old New Paltz Stone House Day will celebrate the 340th anniversary of the settling of New Paltz by twelve French Huguenots in 1678.
This Old New Paltz Stone House Day will focus on the diversity of Hudson Valley history by highlighting the many cultures that impacted New Paltz and Ulster County including African, Dutch, English, Esopus Munsee, and French. [Read more…] about Old New Paltz Stone House Day Sept 8th