Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Quad activity in New Paltz

Lots of Quad-related activity going on this week at Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, as the organization prepares to mark the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage up the river that bears his name.

According to a press release from the group, a crew is on site today, filming scenes for a Quad-related video for its local Quadricentennial committee. Filming will start early this afternoon, with scenes that feature the importance of archival collections. They will also be filming scenes that show the discovery of prehistoric Native American artifacts on site, and the story of Sara Freer, whose brother apprenticed her out as a seamstress in the early 1700s.

On Saturday, volunteers will finish planting 1,000 tulip bulbs in several spots around the six-acre site, as part of a larger effort by Ulster County Tourism. Tulips have long been associated with Holland, which found the New Netherland colony soon after Hudson’s voyage in 1609. Volunteers are still needed to assist with planting. Call 845-255-1660, ext. 108 or email jenn@huguenotstreet.org for information.

Historic Huguenot Street features seven original stone houses dating to 1705, a burying ground and a reconstructed 1717 stone church, provides charming green space and public programming to the local community and visitors from around the world.

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