Historic Huguenot Street

Historic Huguenot Street A National Historic Landmark District helping visitors understand the historical forces that have shaped America.
Today a National Historic Landmark District, Historic Huguenot Street encompasses 30 buildings across 10 acres that was the heart of the original New Paltz settlement, including seven stone houses that date to the early eighteenth century. It was originally founded in 1894 by the descendants of the first settlers as the Huguenot Patriotic, Historical, and Monumental Society to preserve what remained of their French and Dutch heritage. Since then, Historic Huguenot Street has grown into an innovative museum, chartered as an educational corporation by the University of the State of New York, that is dedicated to protecting our historic buildings, conserving an important collection of artifacts and manuscripts, and promoting the stories of the Huguenot Street families, from the sixteenth century to today.
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Tomorrow, don't miss the kickoff lecture in a series on the centennial of women's suffrage at Huguenot Street! Susan Goo...
01/17/2020

Tomorrow, don't miss the kickoff lecture in a series on the centennial of women's suffrage at Huguenot Street! Susan Goodier and Karen Pastorello will present “The Very Greatest Victory: New York Votes for Women,” based on their co-authored book, Women Will Vote: The New York State Suffrage Movement (Cornell, 2017).The League of Women Voters of the Mid-Hudson Region will be available at the event to register attendees to vote. https://www.huguenotstreet.org/calendar-of-events/2020/1/18/women-will-vote-a-talk-and-booksigning-with-dr-susan-goodier-and-dr-karen-pastorello

PREORDER YOUR BOOKS ONLINE: https://historic-huguenot-street-museum-shop.myshopify.com/products/women-will-vote-winning-suffrage-in-new-york-state

Sponsored by the New York State Council on the Arts

Saturday, January 18, Susan Goodier and Karen Pastorello will present “The Very Greatest Victory: New York Votes for Wom...
01/10/2020

Saturday, January 18, Susan Goodier and Karen Pastorello will present “The Very Greatest Victory: New York Votes for Women,” based on their co-authored book, Women Will Vote: The New York State Suffrage Movement (Cornell, 2017). While the women’s suffrage movement benefited from brilliant leadership, it needed broad-based support to win the right to full political engagement, including the right to vote, and to expand the understanding of what makes a democracy a democracy. Register online at https://www.huguenotstreet.org/calendar-of-events/2020/1/18/women-will-vote-a-talk-and-booksigning-with-dr-susan-goodier-and-dr-karen-pastorello

Sponsored by the New York State Council on the Arts.

The 2020 women's history series is "designed to allow the museum to openly portray and discuss the historic and universa...
01/03/2020

The 2020 women's history series is "designed to allow the museum to openly portray and discuss the historic and universal struggle for women’s rights and the ongoing fight for equality” says Executive Director Liselle LaFrance. “HHS is a well-established, reputable, and trusted institution, and as such, an ideal place for this type of reflection, learning, and dialogue to take place.”

Interested? Get ready to learn more in the new year!

Safe and happy new year wishes from everyone @huguenotstreet! Looking forward to seeing you in 2020 🎉
12/31/2019

Safe and happy new year wishes from everyone @huguenotstreet! Looking forward to seeing you in 2020 🎉

By offering multiple programs on a single theme, Historic Huguenot Street can create opportunities for deeper, more mean...
12/30/2019

By offering multiple programs on a single theme, Historic Huguenot Street can create opportunities for deeper, more meaningful dialogue, allowing the community to reflect on the ways that women’s lived experiences have been historically overlooked or misinterpreted. Themed programming also allows HHS to engage in special topics such as the role of women in political movements and the contemporary lives of indigenous women in the region. Keep an eye out for this special series in 2020!

(Photo by Brian Wolfe from "Brotherhood & Belonging," September 2019)

Historic Huguenot Street was awarded $290,000 through the New York State Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) to...
12/26/2019

Historic Huguenot Street was awarded $290,000 through the New York State Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) to build a new visitor's center!

12/23/2019
A Holiday on Huguenot Street 2019

Happy holidays and a best wishes for the new year from Historic Huguenot Street!

Thanks to SUNY New Paltz student Christine Carter-Huffman, who interned in the marketing and communications department this semester, for putting together this recap of A Holiday on Huguenot Street December 7!

Historic Huguenot Street is excited to announce that throughout 2020, the museum will focus much of its programming on w...
12/19/2019

Historic Huguenot Street is excited to announce that throughout 2020, the museum will focus much of its programming on women’s history and the struggle for equality in the community. HHS will offer thought-provoking, accessible, educational programs, including lectures, a reading and discussion program sponsored by Humanities New York, partnerships, a new school program, exhibits, and an immersive theater experience. The programs will be implemented in 2020 in honor of the national centennial of votes for women. Stay tuned for more in the new year!

See you in 2020! Historic Huguenot Street is closed for the season. Tours are still available on weekdays by appointment...
12/16/2019

See you in 2020! Historic Huguenot Street is closed for the season.

Tours are still available on weekdays by appointment only - to schedule a tour, email Amber Neilson at [email protected], or call the main office at (845) 255-1660.

This weekend is your final chance to visit Historic Huguenot Street in 2019!HHS closes for the season after Sunday, Dece...
12/14/2019

This weekend is your final chance to visit Historic Huguenot Street in 2019!

HHS closes for the season after Sunday, December 15. Learn more at https://www.huguenotstreet.org/visit.

Historic Huguenot Street honors the life and legacy of Dr. Thomas Nyquist, whose unwavering commitment to our organizati...
12/13/2019

Historic Huguenot Street honors the life and legacy of Dr. Thomas Nyquist, whose unwavering commitment to our organization, to the town of New Paltz, and to helping others has left an indelible mark on the community.

According to his obituary, Tom was born June 20, 1931 at home on a wheat farm and cattle ranch homesteaded by his parents, northeast of Froid, Montana. After serving in the army on Okinawa during the Korean Conflict, and traveling to Japan and Taiwan, he returned to study political science at Macalester College in Minnesota. There he met his wife of nearly 63 years, Corinne.

Tom pursued his PhD research in rural Sudan during its civil war, and after graduation, a Fulbright Scholarship took him and his family to apartheid South Africa for 18 months. The family moved to New Paltz in 1968 where Tom became a professor of African Studies, and later an administrator at SUNY Central in grants development.

He served as mayor of the village of New Paltz for 16 years, during which time he oversaw construction of miles of beautiful brick and stone sidewalks, and brought into being three of the four current village parks: Hasbrouck Park, Sojourner Truth Park, and the Rail Trail.

He and family formed the Tom and Corinne Nyquist Foundation in 2004, which awards grants to nonprofits and owns and administers the 56-acre Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary, part of which he acquired from Historic Huguenot Street in 2011 in partnership through the Open Space Institute affiliate Open Space Conservancy.

He joined the Historic Huguenot Street Board of Trustees in 2007. He most recently served as Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the historic preservation committee, as well as a member of the collections committee.

Finally, Tom was a wonderful family man known to brag about his kids and granddaughters to any listener, and who called his brothers and cousins at least weekly.

Memorial Services will be Saturday, December 28 at 4:30 PM at the Reformed Church, 92 Huguenot St., followed by a reception in the Fireside Room in the church’s Education Center. The service will be preceeded by an open house at Tom and Corinne’s home at 140 Huguenot St. from 2 to 4 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nyquist Foundation/Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary, Historic Huguenot Street, or the Wallkill Valley Land Trust.

The weather was foggy and wet, but Little Huguenots stayed dry making crafts inside!
12/11/2019

The weather was foggy and wet, but Little Huguenots stayed dry making crafts inside!

Thank you to everyone who came out to make A Holiday on Huguenot Street and the Annual Community Tree Lighting extra fes...
12/10/2019

Thank you to everyone who came out to make A Holiday on Huguenot Street and the Annual Community Tree Lighting extra festive this year!

A Holiday on Huguenot Street 2019
12/09/2019

A Holiday on Huguenot Street 2019

Historic Huguenot Street's Director of Curatorial & Preservation Affairs, Josephine Bloodgood, was featured in Chronogra...
12/09/2019
6 Women Gallerists & Curators Defining the Hudson Valley Art Scene

Historic Huguenot Street's Director of Curatorial & Preservation Affairs, Josephine Bloodgood, was featured in Chronogram's list of female curators and gallerists in the Hudson Valley defining the arts scene! Congratulations on your ever-impressive work, Josephine! https://www.chronogram.com/hudsonvalley/6-women-gallerists-and-curators-defining-the-hudson-valley-art-scene/Content?oid=9503327

Though a historically male dominated field, women have been elbowing their way into the curatorial space for the pace several decades, now reaching a level of prominence and predominance. The national trend is evident here in the Hudson Valley in 2019 where many of the curators and gallerists workin...

Did you miss shopping Museum Store Sunday because of the snow? Today there is still a second chance for the 20% discount...
12/07/2019

Did you miss shopping Museum Store Sunday because of the snow? Today there is still a second chance for the 20% discount off your entire purchase in the Museum Shop or online. Online patrons will receive an automatic discount on their order at check out. This does not apply to tours, donations or memberships.

We're looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night! Thanks for sharing, Daily Freeman!
12/05/2019
Daily Freeman

We're looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night! Thanks for sharing, Daily Freeman!

"Holiday on Huguenot Street" returns New Paltz on Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, with historical holiday-themed tours, a free community tree lighting, a craft fair, horse-drawn wagon rides and more.

This Friday and Saturday, join Historic Huguenot Street for special holiday tours, a paper-lantern parade, horse-drawn c...
12/04/2019

This Friday and Saturday, join Historic Huguenot Street for special holiday tours, a paper-lantern parade, horse-drawn carriage rides, and a community tree lighting! Learn more at https://www.huguenotstreet.org/holiday-2019

Historic Huguenot Street's cover photo
12/03/2019

Historic Huguenot Street's cover photo

Historic Huguenot Street and the Museum Shop are closed today for the safety of our staff in preparation for the winter ...
12/01/2019

Historic Huguenot Street and the Museum Shop are closed today for the safety of our staff in preparation for the winter weather.... But you can still shop Museum Store Sunday online! We are offering 20% off your entire purchase. Online patrons will receive an automatic discount on their order at check out. This does not apply to tours, donations or memberships.

Today is the day to support local small businesses for Small Business Saturday! The Museum Shop is offering a 15% discou...
11/30/2019

Today is the day to support local small businesses for Small Business Saturday! The Museum Shop is offering a 15% discount off of the entire purchase store and online. Online patrons will receive an automatic discount on their order at check out. This does not apply to tours, donations or memberships. When you #SmallShop, you make a big impact on us and our whole community.

Historic Huguenot Street wishes safe travels to everyone visiting friends and family today!
11/28/2019

Historic Huguenot Street wishes safe travels to everyone visiting friends and family today!

This week Little Huguenots had a corn-y time at HHS, with making corn crafts and baking cornbread
11/27/2019

This week Little Huguenots had a corn-y time at HHS, with making corn crafts and baking cornbread

Give $125 to celebrate the end of our year!During the week of November 25th - December 1st, all donations totaling up to...
11/26/2019
Matching Gift for YEA 2019

Give $125 to celebrate the end of our year!

During the week of November 25th - December 1st, all donations totaling up to $5,000 will be matched dollar-for-dollar! For example, if you give $125, HHS will receive double that-- $250-- making the impact of your generosity go even farther. This matching gift opportunity is made possible thanks to three benevolent donors who have graciously agreed to sponsor this campaign.

You can give any amount, but our goal us to collect 40 donations of $125 this week, for a total of not $5,000, but $1,000.

Will you help us achieve this objective by making your most impactful donation today?

Thank you for your support, and happy holidays-- from our street to yours!
https://huguenotstreet.z2systems.com/np/clients/huguenotstreet/donation.jsp?campaign=1195&

Matching Gift for YEA 2019

This weekend get a head start on your holiday list with deals at the Museum Shop on Huguenot Street, in store and online...
11/25/2019

This weekend get a head start on your holiday list with deals at the Museum Shop on Huguenot Street, in store and online. It's a great time to pick up one of HHS's 2020 annual calendars - check out all the great gifts Friday through Sunday! https://historic-huguenot-street-museum-shop.myshopify.com/

Week two and Little Huguenots are learning the dos and don'ts of baking biscuits!
11/20/2019

Week two and Little Huguenots are learning the dos and don'ts of baking biscuits!

Vote for Historic Huguenot Street as your #MidHudsonHeroes! Now through November 20, you can vote for your favorite loca...
11/18/2019
Mid-Hudson Heroes: Voting open through 11/20/19

Vote for Historic Huguenot Street as your #MidHudsonHeroes! Now through November 20, you can vote for your favorite local organization to win $2,500 from Ulster Savings Bank - cast your vote and share!

Help your favorite local charities win a $2,500 donation from Ulster Savings Bank. Nominate them now!

These Little Huguenots braved this week's freezing temps to explore the replica Esopus Munsee wigwam at Historic Hugueno...
11/15/2019

These Little Huguenots braved this week's freezing temps to explore the replica Esopus Munsee wigwam at Historic Huguenot Street!

The final nature walk with Justin Wexler at Mohonk Preserve  was chilly but full of great information on the land. Did y...
11/13/2019

The final nature walk with Justin Wexler at Mohonk Preserve was chilly but full of great information on the land. Did you miss out on any of the walks this year? Good news! HHS has scheduled four seasonal walks with Justin for 2020! Keep a look out for next year's schedule.

Sponsored by the Thomas & Corinne Nyquist Foundation and the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.

Today is National Philanthropy Day! Did you know that although Historic Huguenot Street is a designated National Histori...
11/12/2019

Today is National Philanthropy Day! Did you know that although Historic Huguenot Street is a designated National Historic Landmark District, we do not receive government funding other than through competitive grants? National Historic Landmark status carries many intangible benefits, but funding is not one of them. We rely on individuals, earned revenue, and grants to sustain our operations. To receive state or federal funds, we must apply just like any other non-profit, through an open competitive process. If you believe in our mission, please consider making a gift or becoming a member https://www.huguenotstreet.org/donate

Little Huguenots After School Program starts tomorrow and spots are still available! Tuesdays, November 12 to December 1...
11/11/2019

Little Huguenots After School Program starts tomorrow and spots are still available! Tuesdays, November 12 to December 10, from 4 to 5 pm, third-to-fifth grade students from Lenape Elementary School will learn all about life on the street through hands-on activities. To register, go to https://www.huguenotstreet.org/after-school. If you have any questions, please contact the School Programming Coordinator, Alyssa Bruno, at [email protected] or call (845) 255-1660 ext. 118.

Looking for space for your next event? Deyo Hall at Historic Huguenot Street is available to book now for private and co...
11/07/2019

Looking for space for your next event? Deyo Hall at Historic Huguenot Street is available to book now for private and commercial events! Ample parking, Wi-Fi, conference phone, tables and chairs, and kitchen access are just a few of the amenities included in your rental. The hall accommodates groups of up to 65 people and is perfect for meetings, baby/bridal showers, corporate events, workshops, and more!

We offer competitive rates and discounts for community/non-profit groups.

Booking NOW for fall/winter dates!

For more information or to see the space, please contact Historic Huguenot Street at (845) 255-1660, ext. 100 or [email protected].

Little Huguenots After School Program starts in one week! Tuesdays, November 12 to December 10, from 4 to 5 pm, third-to...
11/05/2019

Little Huguenots After School Program starts in one week! Tuesdays, November 12 to December 10, from 4 to 5 pm, third-to-fifth grade students from Lenape Elementary School will learn all about life on the street through hands-on activities. To register, go to https://www.huguenotstreet.org/after-school. If you have any questions, please contact the School Programming Coordinator, Alyssa Bruno, at [email protected] or call (845) 255-1660 ext. 118.

11/04/2019
Trick-or-Treat on Huguenot Street 2019

Following five successful years of this annual tradition on Huguenot Street, children and families were welcome to once again walk the street on Halloween night, October 31, trick-or-treating at the historic houses.

Trick-or-Treat on Huguenot Street was sponsored by Ulster Savings Bank; Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union; Riverside Bank, A Division of Salisbury Bank and Trust; ShopRite of New Paltz; and Lothrop Associates. Thank you to all in the community who helped out, and thanks to everyone who came out!

And a special thank you to Jess Deitz who put together is great video!

Photo by Jess Deitz.
11/04/2019

Photo by Jess Deitz.

Trick-or-Treat on Huguenot Street 2019
11/01/2019

Trick-or-Treat on Huguenot Street 2019

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81 Huguenot Street
New Paltz, NY
12561

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General information

Historic Huguenot Street offers special programs year-round - check our calendar of events for more information. Private group tours, school group tours, and specialized group tours are available by appointment. When you get to Historic Huguenot Street, please park in the parking lot on Broadhead Avenue. Following the directional signs from the parking lot onto the carriage path, you will arrive at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center. At the Visitor's Center, you can purchase tour tickets, browse special exhibitions, watch our new informational video, and visit the Museum Shop.

Opening Hours

Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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(845) 255-1660

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The sheep of Patchwork Pastures Farm love visiting Historic Huguenot Street for the holidays. We met lots of festive folks today. Thanks for inviting us!
Final week to enter the historic Hudson Valley architecture photo exhibit, benefitting Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance. Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit their favorite shots of our local heritage: historic sites, mansions, mills, barns, churches, main streets, ruins, abandoneds, etc. Https://www.calvertvaux.org/photoexhibit/submit-your-photos
Well-deserved bows!
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The Hudson River Valley Ramble Events page lists guided tours of Historic Huguenot Street only through Sunday, 9/30. I'm unclear whether you're open only to self-guided tours after that, or what??