Browse Exhibits (30 total)

Ruth Lynda Deyo

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Ruth Lynda Deyo was a pianist, composer, intellectual, international traveler, lecturer, and artist drawn to mysticism and the occult. This exhibit highlights Historic Huguenot Street’s Ruth Lynda Deyo collection, comprising nine items ranging from 1904 to 1937.

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Storied Objects: a material history of New Paltz

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This exhibition brings together a collection of artifacts, tools, knick-knacks, books, clothing, and other items that collectively tell the stories of New Paltz, New York.

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The Early Ulster County Fair

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Today, we celebrate the Ulster County Fair in New Paltz, and some of us remember the years prior to 1967 when the fair was held in Kingston. But many do not know that the fair originated in Ellenville, and was held there from 1886 until 1931. This exhibit includes a sampling of photographs from those early years in order to provide you with a taste of a bygone era in which the county fair was a community's social event of the year.

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The Hasbroucks of Locust Lawn: A lens into the history of a 19th century Hudson Valley family

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Using photographs, letters and other archival materials, this exhibit tells the story of a talented and energetic family whose history goes back to the earliest days of settlement in New Paltz. It offers viewers a glimpse of the family’s personal documents, clothing, artwork, handiwork, and much more. These personal and documented possessions belonged to real people who lived locally, and are treasures that tell us the story of a mid-19th century Hudson Valley family.

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The Life and Death of Leah Catharine Deyo Jessup

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Leah Catharine Deyo was born in New Paltz, NY in 1818 and resided in the Hudson Valley until her death in 1849. 

John and Katia Jacobs, descendants of Leah Catharine preserved a collection of her correspondence, daguerreotypes, clothing and photographs. They generously donated it to the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection at the Elting Library in the 1980s.

This exhibit chronicles different aspects of Leah Catharine's life and offers a glimpse into the daily life of a mid-nineteenth century woman.

All of the digitized materials in the Leah Catharine Deyo Jessup Collection are available on the New York Heritage website. Selected items from the collection are featured throughout this exhibit.

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The Missing Chapter: Untold Stories of the African American Presence in the Mid-Hudson Valley

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This online exhibit contains images of historic documents and descriptive text concerning the African American presence in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Images include historic photographs, bills of sale, last wills of testament, estate inventories, runaway slave notices, court cases, slave laws, journals, ledgers, and correspondences.

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The School Letters of Rachel Eltinge, 1863-1865

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Rachel Eltinge, born in 1847 in New Paltz, NY, began attending the Poughkeepsie Female Academy in 1863.

During her stay at the Academy she wrote numerous letters to her friends and family, describing everything from mundane daily tasks to important local events. The information exchanged between Rachel and the people most dear to her reveal the simple yet fascinating aspects of living in a time so different from our own.

This exhibit not only features Rachel Eltinge’s correspondences but also family photographs and genealogy, giving both clarity and life to words on paper.The letters and images found in this exhibit were generously donated to Historic Huguenot Street by Helena LeFevre.

All of the digitized materials in the Rachel Eltinge Collection are available on the Hudson River Valley Heritage website. Selected items from the collection are featured throughout this exhibit.

Credits

This exhbit was created by Susan Stessin-Cohn, Ashley Hurlburt, Kate Long, Jeff Warren and Carole Ford.

Tugboats: Workhorses of the Hudson River

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This exhibition features tug and tow boats that powered the movement of freight along the Hudson River in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Women of the Hudson Valley

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This exhibit highlights resources available in several digital collections in New York Heritage.

The following organizations contributed to this exhibit: Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection at Elting Memorial Library, Historic Huguenot Street, Historical Society of the Town of Warwick, Nyack Library, Vassar College, Locust Grove/Locust Lawn Farm, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum and Women's Studio Workshop.

Yama Farms Calling

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This exhibit tells a story in pictures about one of the "Presidents Conferences" -- meetings of captains of industry -- which were held annually at Yama Farms in Napanoch, Ulster County, New York.

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