Historic Huguenot Street is constructing a replica Munsee Native American wigwam to celebrate the 340th anniversary of the signing of the 1677 land agreement between the Munsee Esopus sachems and the Huguenot refugees.
The history of the troopers originates with a spectacular crime, a 1913 robbery/murder in Westchester County of a construction foreman delivering a payroll. The victim was able to identify his three assailants before dying from multiple gunshot wounds, but owing to the lack of a local police force, they escaped, never to be apprehended.
The world was opening up to scientific study in the 18th century, and many men took up the study of botany. Jane Colden is the first female on record to have done so. And her Flora — Nov Eboracensis is one of the most extensive botanical studies of a single region carried out at the time.
Saturday, April 22: It’s time for a celebration. The Proprietors Ball marks the grand re-opening of New York State’s oldest theater.
Re-creating a moment in time through a Rondout baker’s list of orders.
Sometimes we take for granted the things we become accustomed to. Bluestone sidewalks, for example, literally underfoot in most of Kingston, are so much a part of the streetscape they go unnoticed in the hubbub of daily life.
Saturday, April 8: To mark the centennial, the Staatsburgh State Historic Site is offering a special themed tour titled “World War I & the End of the Gilded Age.”
One newspaper of the time described thriving but cholera-ridden Poughkeepsie as, “A fine place to live, with fine schools and churches and railroad accommodations, well governed but oh, how sickly.”
Concluding a national search, Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) has announced the hiring of its new Executive Director, Marybeth De Filippis.
Knox was a sort of 18th-century Zelig, always in the thick of history-making events.