Category Archives: Town/Village of New Paltz

Historic Huguenot Street Constructing Replica Native American Wigwam

NEW PALTZ, NY (April 7, 2017) – Historic Huguenot Street is pleased to announce that it is constructing a replica Munsee Native American wigwamto celebrate the 340th anniversary of the signing of the 1677 land agreement between the Munsee Esopus sachems and the Huguenot Refugees.  The land agreement provided for the 12 Huguenot founders to [...]

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The Ghost of Sam Kettle Part II

Monday morning, August 13, reinforcements finally arrived from Marbletown and Rochester. Cantine’s exhausted soldiers were bolstered by some 200 hundred fresh troops and still more came from New Paltz. According to Ralph Lefevre, their force numbered some 400 soliders. A forced march came within striking distance of the fleeing raiders, but they eluded the soldiers. Governor Clinton [...]

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John Lennon’s Travels in Ulster County, New York (Revisited with Christine)

It has been almost 40 years since John Lennon was shot and killed by a crazed fan in front of his home in New York City. Many fans still gather at Strawberry Fields to remember “the day the music died.” Many people do not realize that John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono loved the Hudson [...]

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Kickstarting Hugo the Huguenot*

Obsessively checking Kickstarter is something that I have tried not to do over the past week.  But I admit, it has been hard not to.  Ever since I launched the campaign to raise funds to publish the book, Hugo the Huguenot, I have wondered, how will it go?  Will I really get to make this [...]

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Slavery in New Paltz

NEW PALTZ – To coincide with The Slave Dwelling Project’s Joseph McGill and Terry James, Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) has recently curated a new exhibit to explore the topic of slavery in New Paltz. This exhibit centers around wills and other documents dating from the late 17th century through the early 19th century from the [...]

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The Slave Dwelling Project

Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, travels the country spending the night in historic slave dwellings to bring awareness to their existence, history, and need for preservation. On Friday, September 9, he will spend the night at Historic Huguenot Street in the Bevier-Elting House cellar, marking his first visit to the Hudson Valley. [...]

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4th Annual Artists on the Street Returns to Historic Huguenot Street

NEW PALTZ, NY (July 15, 2016) – Historic Huguenot Street has announced the return of Artists on the Street, an all-day plein air event showcasing the talents of over 20 renowned Hudson Valley artists. The annual event takes place on the second Saturday in August each year, this year on August 13 from 11 am [...]

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The Beekman Boys Join Historic Huguenot Street

NEW PALTZ, NY – After its annual winter “refresh” period, Historic Huguenot Street and its Museum Shop will re-open for 2016 on Saturday, May 7. The organization has spent the last several months revamping its entire guest experience, including the tour format, collections pieces displayed, Museum Shop offerings, and more. In honor of Opening Day, [...]

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History for Sale, Part II

During this time of his expanding family, Abraham Hasbrouck was becoming active in the political affairs of Kingston as well as Ulster County. Hasbrouck ran unsuccessfully for the General Assembly in 1737. However, a year after his marriage, he was elected to the General Assembly. A post he would hold from 1739-1752 and again from [...]

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History for Sale, Part I

It is not every day that a house so connected to Hudson Valley history goes up for sale. This is just the case with the Abraham Hasbrouck house located on Greene Street in the Stockade District of Kingston, New York. Abraham Hasbrouck’s house was not only burned by the British in 1777, he is also [...]

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    AJ Schenkman

    A.J. Schenkman is the author of numerous books and articles. He is Consulting Historian for Historic Huguenot Street and Town of Gardiner Historian. Read Full

    Elizabeth Werlau

    Elizabeth Werlau is an English teacher in the Hudson Valley and is the historian for the Town of Plattekill in Ulster County. She has authored and contributed to several books on regional history, including her most recent publication, Murder and ... Read Full

    Debra Conway

    A former Features writer/Columnist for the Times Herald-Record and Director of Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History in Narrowsburg, Debra Conway is currently the Executive Director of The Delaware Company, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ... Read Full

    Matthew Colon

    Matthew Colon enjoyed nearly a decade in public history working and volunteering for organizations including Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site and the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands. Read Full

    Shannon Butler

    Shannon Butler is a Park Ranger of Interpretation and Education at Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site in Hyde Park New York. She has also interpreted the Senate House State Historic Site in Kingston New York. Read Full
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