ONLINE EVENT - Historic Huguenot Street Exhibiiton: "Jane Deyo Wynkoop"

Historic Huguenot Street presents a new online exhibit, Jane Deyo Wynkoop. Jane Deyo Wynkoop is believed to be the first African American—man or woman—to buy land in New Paltz, New York. Born to an enslaved woman in this rural Ulster County community, Jane’s story is a remarkable one. Despite humble beginnings, her diligence and determination resulted in a productive, inspiring life that included marriage and raising a family. Through original archival documents, the exhibit Jane Deyo Wynkoop explores her story from birth in 1803 to death in 1876, at age 73. The exhibit may be viewed at This is the second in a series of online exhibits being developed by the HHS Curatorial Department focused on prominent women in the history of New Paltz, sponsored by the New York State Council on the Arts. The exhibit’s launch in June also coincides with Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the effective ending of slavery in the United States. Joining other institutions across the country and abroad, Historic Huguenot Street has launched a new online programming initiative that includes engaging videos, hands-on activities, special deals from the museum shop available for delivery, and new ways to participate and explore its exhibitions, archives, and collection. These virtual experiences will be available on the museum’s website and shared through its social-media channels using the hashtag #MuseumsFromHome.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 9 am to Monday, August 31, 2020 - 5 pm
Historic Huguenot Street
81 Huguenot St
New Paltz

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