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Snowdrops . . . the first sign of spring

This Saturday 

Rensselaer Revisitus:

Talk by Met Curator
Peter Kenny  


HHS is very pleased to host Peter Kenny, the Ruth Bigelow Wriston Curator and Administrator for American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Kenny will be talking about the Met's installation of the Winne House, an 18th century Dutch-style house formerly on the Rensselaer Manor outside Albany. 

Saturday, 7pm

Deyo Hall

6 Broadhead Avenue

$15/$12 for Friends of Huguenot Street 


 See what the  

Hudson Valley Times 

had to say about this upcoming talk


On the Horizon 

March 14

Qualified Equality: Early Women of New Paltz


March 25

Trivia Night 


April 9

Second Saturdays: Women's Rights,

A Struggle of Class,

Race and Ethnicity

April 16

Annual New Paltz

Easter Egg Hunt


April 16

Candelight Tour


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Playback Theatre Performing 


The Hudson River Playback Theatre, in partnership with HHS, will offer an entertaining afternoon or interactive theatre next Saturday.   "Side by Side: Stories of Companionship," is based on personal stories enacted on the spot.  Folks of all ages are invited to share their stories.  All are welcome.


Saturday, 3/19


Deyo Hall

6 Broadhead Avenue

Admission by Donation


For more information, visit Hudson River Playback Theatre.


If it's Sunday and You've Got a Coverlet,

This is the Place to Be 

Sanford Levy of Jenkinstown Antiques and HHS Curator host Coverlets Roadshow


Dinah Roosa Libertyville CoverletOur recent Binary Visions coverlet exhibit, currently on view at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, has piqued the interest of many.  Several people have said, "I've got a coverlet.  What about  . . .?"  Well Sunday is the day to bring them to Street and learn more about your family treasure or flea market find.  Leslie LeFevre-Stratton, Curator of Collections at HHS, will join Levy to examine your coverlet and share their expertise with you. To view our online Binary Visions exhibit, click on the Dinah Roosa Libertyville coverlet at left.  If you'd like to combine the Coverlets Roadshow with a visit to exhibit at the Dorsky, do it on Sunday!  This is the last weekend the exhibit will be on view.  It closes on Friday, March 13.  

This Sunday | 1 to 3pm 

LeFevre House | 54 Huguenot Street | $10 suggested donation 

History Trivia Night Comes to the Street 

HHS and Ulster County Historical Society Collaborate on Successful and Fun Event  


The Ulster County Historical Society (UCHS) recently introduced a fun and educational event, Trivia Night.  Events have filled the Bevier House, the society's headquarters, in Marbletown.  They have been so successful, the Historical Society is taking the show on the road.  Historic Huguenot Street and UCHS will partner later this month to offer a special Trivia Night on the Street.  Trivia Night is historical in nature, drawing from national, local and yes, even New Paltz, history.  All are invited.  Refreshments will be served. 


Friday, 3/25 | 6pm 

Deyo Hall| 6 Huguenot Street | $8 

The View from the LeFevre House:  Signs of Spring 

Floods Regenerate Flats That Drew Huguenots to Valley 

In a sure sign that spring is around the corner, the flats in New Paltz have flooded.  The view of this impressive almost annual event was best this week from the LeFevre House.  There, safe onFlooded Wallkill Flats from LeFevre  House the rise upon which Ezekiel Elting built the home, there was an expansive view of the phenomenon that brought the Huguenots and the early Dutch settlers to this place.  The floods regenerate the soil in the flats across the river from Huguenot Street.  More than 300 years later, these fertile grounds still produce for local farmers.  While taking photos such as the one above, our intrepid photographer was surprised by the appearance of snowdrops on the south side of the house (see photo at top) -- another sign that spring is in the air.

You Never Know Where a Huguenot Will Appear 

Local Fuel Truck Sports Family Crest    

Crispell Fuel Truck
Spotted recently just around the corner from Historic Huguenot Street!  Have you seen one of our familiar Huguenot or Dutch names in an unexpected place?  Send us a photo!

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Mailing:  18 Broadhead Avenue, New Paltz, NY  12561

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