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Historic Huguenot Street presents “Acquisitions & Re-acquisitions”
November 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2022
Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) will present the exhibition, “Acquisitions and Re-acquisitions.” The exhibit runs through December 18 and is located in the DuBois Fort Visitor Center, located at 81 Huguenot Street in New Paltz. Access to the Visitor Center is free and open to the public, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. After November 1, the Visitor Center is open Saturday and Sunday only.
With this special exhibition, HHS celebrates several important recent acquisitions (and re-acquisitions) to its permanent collection and archives. Since 1894 and the formation of the Huguenot Patriotic, Historical and Monumental Society, HHS has been collecting fine and decorative art, furniture, utilitarian objects, textiles, historical documents and more, all to support the museum’s educational mission. Today, thousands of objects furnish Historic Huguenot Street’s historic stone houses, helping to illuminate the stories of the families who lived there. Other objects in the Permanent Collection are preserved for research and interpreted through exhibits, special programs and social media posts.
The exhibition highlights important gifts from the John P. Strang Huguenot Heritage Collection, Anne C. Bienstock Collection, George H. Way Collection and Richard Hasbrouck Estate, as well as a few museum purchases and long-hidden gems from the family holdings of Huguenot Street descendants. The exhibition also features two portraits by itinerant artist Ammi Phillips, stolen 50 years ago, which were recently recovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and returned to HHS.
For more information about visiting the site, as well as general tours and other information, please go to www.huguenotstreet.org.