"Go Back and Get It," a 2-Part Historic House Tour Examining Black Impacts and Experiences | Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

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"Go Back and Get It," a 2-Part Historic House Tour Examining Black Impacts and Experiences

Location

Historic Huguenot Street
81 Huguenot Street
New Paltz, NY 12561

41.752165 -74.088133

County: Ulster
Region: Mid Hudson

Date(s)

  • September 7, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 14, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 21, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 28, 2024, 2:00PM
Detailed Times/Hours In partnership with the Hudson River Valley Ramble, HHS invites you to join us on Saturdays this September from 2:00 to 3:00 PM (eastern time) for “‘Go Back and Get It’: A Two-Part Historic House Tour Examining Black Impacts and Experiences on Huguenot Street.” Sankofa, which translates to “go back and get it,” is a concept taken from the Akan people of Ghana. It emphasizes the importance of learning from the past, even in instances where history has been erased or forgotten. Despite the impacts of countless enslaved and free Black residents over centuries of New Paltz’s history, historical writing and programming in the 20th century all too often pushed them to the periphery or avoided their mention entirely. In this program, we will use the concept of Sankofa to guide discussions around reconstructing this previously erased history.

During each tour, HHS Tours & Interpretation Manager, Eddie Moran, will lead guests through one of our historic homes as we explore Black history on Huguenot Street.

Part 1, offered September 7th and September 21st, will examine the experiences of enslaved Africans in early New Paltz and their impact in establishing the community as you tour the Abraham Hasbrouck House.

Part 2, offered September 14th and September 28th, will explore emancipation in New York and the free Black community which emerged in New Paltz as you tour the historic Deyo House.

Details

Event Type Historic Site Tour/History Description In partnership with the Hudson River Valley Ramble, HHS invites you to join us on Saturdays this September from 2:00 to 3:00 PM (eastern time) for “‘Go Back and Get It’: A Two-Part Historic House Tour Examining Black Impacts and Experiences on Huguenot Street.” Sankofa, which translates to “go back and get it,” is a concept taken from the Akan people of Ghana. It emphasizes the importance of learning from the past, even in instances where history has been erased or forgotten. Despite the impacts of countless enslaved and free Black residents over centuries of New Paltz’s history, historical writing and programming in the 20th century all too often pushed them to the periphery or avoided their mention entirely. In this program, we will use the concept of Sankofa to guide discussions around reconstructing this previously erased history. During each tour, HHS Tours & Interpretation Manager, Eddie Moran, will lead guests through one of our historic homes as we explore Black history on Huguenot Street. Part 1, offered September 7th and September 21st, will examine the experiences of enslaved Africans in early New Paltz and their impact in establishing the community as you tour the Abraham Hasbrouck House. Part 2, offered September 14th and September 28th, will explore emancipation in New York and the free Black community which emerged in New Paltz as you tour the historic Deyo House. $15 General Admission $10 Discounted Admission for HHS members, seniors, students, active-duty military personnel and their families, and veterans This program is presented in partnership with the Hudson River Valley Ramble, and is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Organization Hosting the Event Historic Huguenot Street Phone Number 8452551660

Registration

Advance registration required.
tours@huguenotstreet.org, 845-255-1660 Registration Links: Part 1: https://huguenotstreet.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/huguenotstreet/eventRegistration.jsp?event=3245& Part 2: https://huguenotstreet.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/huguenotstreet/eventRegistration.jsp?event=3250&
$15 General Admission $10 Discounted Admission for HHS members, seniors, students, active-duty military personnel and their families, and veterans

Additional Information


Event Duration (hours): 1

Family Friendly
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? Portion
Additional Wheelchair Info: Only one portion of Part 1 is not wheelchair accessible, as it takes place in a historic cellar. However if guests require, some of that portion may be shifted to remain upstairs and guests may also still hear the discussion from upstairs. Part 2 is fully wheelchair accessible.
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