Friday, February 20, 2009

Take a Daytrip: Historic Huguenot Street

The QuadUpdates Blog ["Insightful and interesting news about the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial"] alerted me to an interesting lecture in New Paltz this coming Sunday.

"Once Adorned With Quaint Dutch Tiles", a discussion of Delft Tiles found in the Hudson Valley, Sunday, February 22nd, 1 to 3pm, Historic Huguenot Street, 18 Broadhead Avenue, New Paltz, NY.

Delft Tiles are the iconic Dutch ceramic tiles known to many... They were an important decorative item not only in the Netherlands, but also in colonial New Netherlands and New York as well.
Walter R. Wheeler, the Senior Architectural Historian at Hartgen Archeological Associates, is the featured speaker. Hartgen Archeological Associates is a cultural resource management firm headquartered in Rensselaer, New York, and with offices in Albany and Putney, Vermont.
Historic Hugenot Street is a National Historic Landmark District featuring seven unique stone houses dating to the early 1700s, a burial ground and a reconstructed 1717 stone church, all in their original setting on six landscaped acres surrounded by a nature preserve, yet just steps from the shopping and dining of downtown New Paltz.

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