Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Civil War Thanksgiving

On December 12, 1863, Lieutenant Johannes LeFevre wrote a letter to his father while stationed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he was responsible for conducting provost duty.   Just a few months before, President Abraham Lincoln had proclaimed the last Thursday … Continue reading

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The New Paltz Academy

While going through images to use in our next exhibit, Through the Lens; a 19th century photographic journey, I came across this early photograph of the New Paltz Academy. This massive building once stood down the road from our offices, where the … Continue reading

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Original Hardware

Hi my name is Matthew Moskowitz and I am an intern here at Huguenot Street. Right now I am working on organizing Huguenot St.’s vast collection of blueprints. Here is a diagram of all of the hardware in the Bevier-Elting house. … Continue reading

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The Rose of Sharon

This week we hung a quilt in our remodeled Deyo Hall. Here’s some information on the quilt pattern. The Rose of Sharon design was a popular motif in the mid-nineteenth century, making a comeback during the 1930’s. The quilt blocks are often … Continue reading

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