Browse Exhibits (33 total)

A New Age of Sail: The History and Future of Sail Freight on the Hudson River

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A New Age of Sail examines the long history of sailing cargo vessels on the Hudson River, from the 17th century until their decline in the mid-20th century, and how the lessons of that era might help us combat the challenges of climate change in the 21st century.

A Town Shaped by Water: 200 Years of the Town of Olive's History


The Town of Olive was created from portions of Shandaken, Hurley, and Marbletown on April 15, 1823. This exhibit explores  200 years of the Town's History.

Binary Visions

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Presented by Historic Huguenot Street, this exhibit highlights a sampling of the dozens of such textiles in the Permanent Collection all of which were produced locally in Ulster, Dutchess, and Orange county. Through their actual woven patterns (symbols and texts) and through related records and tools, these coverlets carry clear connections to the local families that purchased and used them.

Camp Awosting

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Camp Awosting was founded in 1900 by Dr. Walter Truslow, member of the Kings County Medical Society of Brooklyn, New York, and Blake Hillyer, president of the executive committee of the Physical Education Society of New York. The camp for boys was originally established in what is now Minnewaska State Park.Through the photographs and memorabilia compiled by William Faber Davis Jr., we are given a glimpse into the early 20th century life of male adolescents' coming of age in the mountains of Ulster County, New York.

Camp Fort Orange


On August 5, 1917, the New York National Guard, which had been guarding the Catskill Aqueduct, was federalized to be sent overseas. State law mandated that a militia be in place to protect the state, citizens, and resources. Therefore the New York Guard came into being on August 3, 1917. The NY Guard took over the watch on the Aqueduct from the departing National Guard. Their camp became known as Fort Orange.

Emily DuBois Hoysradt


Emily DuBois Hoysradt led an active life, devoted to art, learning, and participation in several community organizations.

Franklin D. Roosevelt's Family History in New York's Hudson Valley

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Told here are the stories of several generations of Roosevelts and Delanos who worked hard to prosper and establish the prominence now associated with their names. Their voices and deeds are captured within the following selection of correspondence, accounts, estate papers and public announcements. These documents simultaneously tell the history of settling on the banks of the Hudson River and the rise of two of the Hudson River Valley's great families

From My Pen and Power


For nearly four decades, Julia Lawrence Hasbrouck diligently kept a diary, using it to chronicle her role and responsibilities as a 19th century wife, mother and daughter. Julia’s meticulous entries, written between 1838 to 1873, reflect her opinions and views of these experiences. Her seventeen diaries, as well as daguerreotypes, portraits, school composition books, piano forte sheet music and two diaries kept by Julia's daughter, comprise The Julia Lawrence Hasbrouck Collection. The chronological scope of Julia's writing paired with her descriptive and personal style, provide a detailed account of private and public life of the early Victorian era as experienced by a white, middle class, northern woman.

Hendrick Aupaumut

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This exhibition features a letter to the New York State Legislature from Hendrick Aupaumut, Mohican sachem (traditional leader) and diplomat. The letter was received as a gift to the Historic Huguenot Street Archives by Mary Frances Stokes-Jensen in 2016.

Holiday Menus

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Many of our favorite holiday celebrations are centered around food. Even if our traditional meals vary, food and holidays go hand in hand. As part of these celebrations, restaurants and hotels often produced special menus for holiday meals. This online exhibit presents a selection of historical holiday menus from The Culinary Institute of America Menu Collection. Each menu reflects the way people celebrated holidays in the past.