Old New Paltz Stone House Day

Historic Huguenot Street is pleased to announce a special revival of Stone House Day, a formerly annual tradition, which will be hosted in partnership with the Town of New Paltz. On Saturday, September 8, the National Historic Landmark District will host Old New Paltz Stone House Day to celebrate the 340th anniversary of the settling of New Paltz.

After nearly 10 years, HHS is bringing back Old New Paltz Stone House Day, with a stronger focus on the diversity of Hudson Valley history. It will be a celebration of all the cultures that impacted New Paltz and Ulster County including African, Dutch, English, Esopus Munsee and French.

 

 Stone House Day, 2007

Stone House Day, 2007

 

Guided tours will feature glimpses into all seven historic stone houses, two of which have been entirely out of public view for many years. Performances, skits, and vendor demonstrations will take place throughout the day while artisans and craftspeople sell handmade goods. Members of the 5th NY Regiment will bring reenactors from multiple time periods, engaging in musket firing, candle making, sewing, blacksmithing and other activities.

 

 Stone House Day, 2007

Stone House Day, 2007

 

New Paltz Brewing Company (Pfälzerbräu, meaning “Brewery of the Pfalz”) will be on site selling their handcrafted beer and small plates out of the DuBois Fort Visitor Center. The company was founded by two brothers from Germany who became intrigued by the French Huguenots’ time spent in Germany prior to making their way to the American colonies in the mid-17th century. The brothers believed that when the Huguenots arrived in the colonies they would have brought with them a love and appreciation for German-style beers and ales. Today, New Paltz Brewing Company (Pfälzerbräu) recreates these traditional ales and similarly-inspired foods to share at its taproom in Wawarsing, NY. Because the DuBois Fort Visitor Center historically served as an inn, restaurant, and community gathering place for much of its 300-year history, it is a fitting place for visitors to learn about and enjoy traditional food and drink.

To assist with transportation throughout the day, Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT) has agreed to add stops at the Ulster BOCES parking lot and Broadhead Avenue to its Saturday New Paltz Loop for the day.

Old New Paltz Stone House Day is a day for people from all backgrounds to come together to celebrate our vibrant and diverse community in the very location where so much history unfolded.

To register or to become a vendor or volunteer, visit huguenotstreet.org/stonehouseday for more information.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 11 am to 4 pm
Historic Huguenot Street
81 Huguenot St.
New Paltz
12561
845-255-1660
https://www.huguenotstreet.org/stonehouseday