Thursday, May 28, 2009

Old New Paltz Day - Historic Huguenot Street

This Saturday, 30 May 2009, the Historic Huguenot Society will be holding its annual Old New Paltz Day from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

One of the best events of the day, in my opinion, is the ability to tour all of the historic houses along Brodhead Avenue for just $7.00! Last October I posted about the visit to the Freer-Low House which was built by Hugo Freer, Sr. who was my 9th great-grandfather. On my last visit, the standard tour allows you access to only two of the historic homes and usually it is the choice of the tour group members.

In addition to the expanded house tour, there is a genealogy booth called Footsteps of Our Founders. If you have LeFevre, DuBois, Hasbrouck, Terwilliger, Bevier, Elting, Deyo, Freer, Gerow, Magny or Schoonmaker ancestors you should consider a visit. Genealogists will be on hand to answer questions and there is even a genealogy form you can fill-out ahead of time to assist with your query.

To learn more visit the Historic Huguenot Society's website.


Anonymous said...

Nice to find we share a Huguenot background. Mine (Gervais) came to Charleston, SC, in the 1740s.

Richard Heyl de Ortiz said...

I've enjoyed reading your posts about your Freer heritage and about Historic Huguenot Street. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit last summer and I appreciate the post about Old New Paltz Day!

Richard Heyl de Ortiz
Director of Public Programs
Historic Huguenot Street