Posts tagged "Historic Huguenot Street"
Historic Huguenot Street celebrates its opening day under new management

Historic Huguenot Street celebrates its opening day under new management

There is such a thing as a business of history, a national expert in the interpretation of historic sites recently said. He hastened to add that he didn’t simply mean a greater focus on revenue than on mission and vision. “Public historians simply cannot dismiss the imperatives of revenue and the market — even our...
Historic Huguenot Street unveils ambitious strategic planning initiative

Historic Huguenot Street unveils ambitious strategic planning initiative

The history of New Paltz’s Huguenot settlers may be literally carved in stone, but the future is apparently in a state of flux for Historic Huguenot Street (HHS). Rebecca Mackey, formerly known as interim executive director, is now the director of operations. Director of education Susan Stessin-Cohn — the driving force behind much of the...
HHS strategic planning

HHS strategic planning

Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz is taking another step in launching a strategic planning process to build a stronger organization, to provide a road map as to what HHS does, and to explain how its work fits into telling the story of America’s past. The board of trustees, advisory council and staff are sponsoring...
Historic Huguenot Street appoints Rebecca Mackey as Director of Operations

Historic Huguenot Street appoints Rebecca Mackey as Director of Operations

Rebecca Mackey has been named the Director of Operations of Historic Huguenot Street, the first in the museum’s history. As such, she will immediately assume responsibility for the day-to-day management of the 120-year-old institution. The board of directors created the new position to effectively address the increased importance of attention to organizational administration and meet...
Rebecca Mackey promoted to interim director of Historic Huguenot Street

Rebecca Mackey promoted to interim director of Historic Huguenot Street

With Rebecca Mackey at the helm as interim director, Historic Huguenot Street has entered a time of transition following the departure of executive director Tracy Doolittle McNally this fall. McNally started as the director in late 2011, replacing Eric Roth, and she decided to leave Historic Huguenot back in September. Mackey — who had been...
Reenactors bring a taste of pre-Revolutionary days to Historic Huguenot Street (with photo gallery)

Reenactors bring a taste of pre-Revolutionary days to Historic Huguenot Street (with photo gallery)

  Photos by Lauren Thomas   In honor of Independence Day weekend, reenactors from the Colonial Living History Alliance (CLHA) set up encampments on Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) in New Paltz this past Saturday, allowing the public to enter their 17th- and 18th-century live interpretations of what daily life was like for villagers and craftsmen,...
Historic Huguenot Street to host reenactors

Historic Huguenot Street to host reenactors

Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) will host reenactors from the Colonial Living History Alliance in honor of the Independence Day holiday weekend on Saturday, July 6. The encampment and muster, which is free and open to the public, will be located on the lawn next to the DuBois Fort Visitor Center, located at 81 Huguenot Street...
The Museum Shop on Historic Huguenot Street now open

The Museum Shop on Historic Huguenot Street now open

The Museum Shop, located in the DuBois Fort Visitor Center, 81 Huguenot Street, is now open to the public. The shop, which is under new management, specializes in unique colonial and primitive gifts and offers quality, early-American reproductions of textiles, lighting, pewter, pottery, baskets, home decor, toys, accessories, jewelry and gifts. The shop also features...
The staff at Historic Huguenot Street have a vision for bringing the landmark back to life

The staff at Historic Huguenot Street have a vision for bringing the landmark back to life

Huguenot Street used to be the “Main Street” of New Paltz for centuries, and in that spirit, the staff at Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) is working on several projects to bring the oldest incorporated street in America back alive. HHS executive director Tracy McNally and board president Mary Etta Schneider gave a presentation to this...
Refurbished Hasbrouck House unveiled

Refurbished Hasbrouck House unveiled

It was a gala affair this past Saturday evening on Huguenot Street in New Paltz, where friends, neighbors and ancestors came together for the celebratory reopening of the circa-1721 Abraham Hasbrouck House. The preservation/restoration project of the “Abe House” was a massive undertaking based on the findings of ten years of intensive research conducted by...
Archaeology Field School investigates New York’s past on Huguenot Street

Archaeology Field School investigates New York’s past on Huguenot Street

For the next three weeks, Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) will be the site of an archaeological investigation as a field site for the Department of Anthropology at SUNY New Paltz, which sponsors the Archaeological Field School each year during the summer. Dr. Joseph Diamond, assistant professor of anthropology at SUNY New Paltz, directs the Archaeological...
Talk at Historic Huguenot Street recounts painful trends in women’s undergarment

Talk at Historic Huguenot Street recounts painful trends in women’s undergarment

Women have been mutilating their bodies through fashion in a myriad of ways throughout history, and no less so than with the corset: a figure-tightening straitjacket of sorts that can be dated back to 2,000 BCE. With more than 2,000 items of clothing in Historic Huguenot Street (HHS)’s collection, HHS educational director Susan Stessin-Cohn decided...