14 March 2013

Those Places Thursday: Historic Huguenot Street

My husband's DEYOE line is from Greene County, NY. In researching that line, I came across the Historic Huguenot Street (HHS). According to their site, a dozen men from the Bevier, Crispell, Deyo, DuBois, Freer, Hasbrouck, and LeFevre families met with the Esopus Indians in 1677 and purchased 40,000 acres of land stretching from the Shawangunk Mountains to the Hudson River. It is this DEYO line that hubby is descended so I follow the HHS and their activities with the hope that someday we will actually be able to make it up there.

Earlier this week, I got an email from the HHS about their popular archaeology camp. The camp will be held in July and is run by experienced HHS staff. Campers conduct a dig on site including excavating, cleaning and cataloging archaeological finds. The campers will learn the importance of understanding past cultures and the basic principles and practices of archaeology. How I wish we were closer. I think my girls would love that!

There is also extra time for historic crafts, indoor and outdoor games, related educational activities and tours of the museum site. The week will end with an exhibit of artifacts the campers found during their dig.

The camp runs Monday, 15 July through Friday, 19 July from 9 am to 3 pm daily. It is limited to 12 registrants, aged 9-12. Preregistration is required and space tends to fill up quickly. The cost is $300 per week/$275 members of HHS. Thre is a 50% refund available for written cancellations received by 15 June.

To learn more, please contact Rebecca Mackey, HHS Director of Visitor Services via email rebecca@huguenotstreet.org or call 845-255-1660 ext. 105.

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