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Throughout October and November, 2010, there will be a collection of images on exhibit at the Dubois Fort Museum on Huguenot Street in New Paltz.
Huguenot Street is the oldest residential street in America. French Huguenots settled there in the 1600’s. The stone houses that remain there are from that era, and that alone is worth checking out.
There will be a reception at the Dubois Fort on Saturday, October 16th from 4 – 7 pm.
Below is the press release sent out by Richard Heyl de Ortiz, Director of Historic Huguenot Street.
Photo by Frank Delia
Release Friday, October 01, 2010
Contact: Richard Heyl de Ortiz
845.255.1660, ext. 104
18 Broadhead Avenue
New Paltz, NY 12561-1403
Local Nature Photographer Featured at DuBois Fort Gallery
Work of John Joseph Hayes at Historic Huguenot Street through November
New Paltz, New York: An exhibit of work by photographer John Joseph Hayes opens today in the DuBois Fort Gallery at Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz.
The exhibit features striking images of Ulster County and the Hudson Valley, including local icons such as Skytop and the Shawangunk Ridge. “The timing is perfect,” says Richard Heyl de Ortiz, the Director of Marketing, Development and Visitation for Historic Huguenot Street. “More than any other time of year, people are drawn to this region for its beauty. John’s work captures the unique characteristics that draw so many of us, local resident and visitors alike, to this area.”
John Hayes is a resident of High Falls and New York City. He spends a lot of time hiking, biking and photographing local landscapes and wildlife. In addition, John and his wife Loretta often vacation in National Parks. Of his work, John says, “I try to capture that which we all look at every day, but at a time when it looks particularly pleasing.” John is the Coordinator of Volunteer Photographers at the Mohonk Preserve. More about John and his work can be found at www.johnjosephhayes.com.
Hayes work, which is available for sale, will be on display for the Celebration of the Arts, which will be held at Historic Huguenot Street on Saturday, October 9th, and will continue through Sunday, November 14th. The Gallery is located in the DuBois Fort Visitor Center at 81 Huguenot Street in New Paltz. For more information about Historic Huguenot Street, visit www.huguenotstreet.org.
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Historic Huguenot Street (HHS), located on the banks of the Wallkill River, is the place where the spirit of individualism that New Paltz is known for today began. Here a small group of French-speaking Huguenots settled in 1678. Just steps from downtown New Paltz, the site features seven stone houses dating to 1705, a burying ground and a reconstructed 1717 stone church – all in their original village setting. HHS offers six acres of landscaped green space and public programming to the local community and visitors from around the world. For more information about Historic Huguenot Street, visit www.huguenotstreet.org or call (845) 255-1660
Historic Huguenot Street is incorporated as the Huguenot Historical Society