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Save the Date 

Upcoming Events 


Sunday, 6/12

12 to 5pm 

New Paltz Village Historic House Tour 


Saturday, 6/18


Durand, Dillon and More:

The Art of the Street 


Saturday, 6/25


Walk the Huguenot Path:  Nature and History in the Harcourt Preserve


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Leading National

Early History Conference Comes to New Paltz 

The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture's 17th annual conference is co-chaired this year by Louis H. Roper, Professor of History at the State University of New Omohundro InstituteYork at New Paltz (SUNY).  Held on June 17th, 18th and 19th, the national conference will be in New Paltz this year.  Historic Huguenot Street will be the site of a special reception and tour for conference attendees.  Registration for the conference is free and open to the public.  For more information, click on the image above.    


A Nation Torn Apart:

The Civil War and New Paltz   

Recent Column Sheds Light on Elting and Hasbrouck Leadership as Civil War Unfolds 

With the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War upon us, attention is turning to how this epic national event impacted our small town.  In a recent New Paltz Times column, Carol Johnson, coordinator of the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection at the Elting Memorial Library, tells the story of how Edmund Eltinge, John W. Hasbrouck, Esq. led the drive for a resolution that solidified this community's response.  To read Carol's article, click here. 

Spring Newsletter Available Online 

Friends of Huguenot Street also receive printed newsletter  

The  latest edition of On the Street, our bi-annual newsletter, is on the virtual newsstands now.  Actually, if you are a Friend of Huguenot Street, you should have already received a copy in your mailbox.  The newsletter is also available online.  Simply click on the newsletter icon at the top of our home page.

HHS Hosts Archives Workshop  

The Basics of Archives  A full day,workshop for those who work with historical records, but are not trained archivists--staff, volunteers, librarians and historians in museums, historical societies, archives, city clerk's offices, library local history rooms, and religious or college archives. Presented by the Greater Hudson Heritage Network on Monday, June 20th. Click here for more information.

New Paltz Village Historic House Tour  

Exclusive peak into private homes next Sunday, June 12th


It's a harmless addiction: tBenjamin Hasbrouck Househe fascination with seeing the spaces that other people live in.  Many of us "suffer" from this intense case of curiosity.  If you're one of them, we have the event for you -- the New Paltz Village Historic House Tour.


Offered on Sunday, June 12th from 12 to 5pm, the event offers a glimpse into nine of the community's most unique private residences, as well as a "work in progress" peak into the Abraham Hasbrouck House at Historic Huguenot Street. The house is currently undergoing restoration and reinterpretation, and is closed to the public.


Among the houses featured is the Benjamin Hasbrouck House, an 18th century stone house across from the SUNY New Paltz campus that continues to be a private residence.


Click here to registerCapping off the event is a reception at the grand Philip Elting House. The owners of this stunning house, once a summer residence for members of the Elting family, will be sharing their home, along with their clock and classic car collections.


Tickets, which will be held at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center, are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of.  The tour starts at the Visitor Center.  Featured homes are all a short drive from HHS.



Unframed:  Collections Project Discovery 

Unique 19th century velvet painting revealed 


White Velvet Painting At HHS, it's often the case that there is more to things that just what appears in front of us.  This was very much the case when Leslie LeFevre Stratton, our Curator of Collections, discovered this charming painting beneath a framed 19th century diploma.  Painted on white velvet, the painting appears to have been painted by an amateur with an eye for both color and detail. Still lifes such as this, executed on velvet, were not uncommon in the 19th century.  Given where the item was found (behind a diploma issued to a Solomon Elting), the item may have Elting family history.   


What Lies Beneath:  Unique Camp Opportunity 

Registration for Summer Archaeology Camps Opened 


July is the month for archaeology on the Street.  The summer Archaeological Field School of the State University of New York at New Paltz will be on site and right next to them, HHS offers a unique summer camp experience.  What Lies Beneath, our popular week-long archaeology camp, is now open for registration.  Each week is limited to just 15 campers, all of whom work on a live dig with Historic Preservation Assistant and Field School "alum" Kevin Van Kleeck.


Week One:  July 11 through 15

Week Two:  July 25 through 29


Ages 8 to 18.  $220 per week ($200 for Friends of Huguenot Street)


For more information, contact Angela Canepa, 255-1660, extension 105 or click here. 


New Paltz Third Saturday Kicks Off  

Durand, Dillon, Vanderlyn, others featured in special program 


New Paltz Third Saturday Art LoopThe successful New Paltz Third Saturday Art Loop is back!  Historic Huguenot Street is one of ten venues participating this year.  To kick things off, HHS will host a special walk and talk on Saturday, June 18th at 4pm.  Did you know that in addition to the stunning stone houses, Historic Huguenot Street also owns some significant period and regional artwork, much of it displayed in our museum houses?  Durand, Dillon and More

will introduce visitors to these pieces, including some by well-known names.  The talk leaves from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center at 81 Huguenot Street and lasts for approximately one hour.  There is a suggested donation of $5 per person.











Historic Huguenot Street is now in the midst of our annual appeal.  What some people may not know is that HHS is not a national, state or local park or historic site.  Our support comes from the generosity our members, also known as Friends of Huguenot Street.  Our recent appeal, written by our Historic Preservation Officer P.J. Preuss, focused on the many improvements we're making to our ten acre site this year:  Freshly-painted houses, ongoing restoration work in the Abraham Hasbrouck House and a bright, restored look for key rooms in the DuBois Fort, our Visitor Center.   To make your contribution to the Spring Appeal, simply click below. 

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little logo june 2011Historic Huguenot Street

Visitor Center:  81 Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY  12561

Mailing:  18 Broadhead Avenue, New Paltz, NY  12561



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