Archaeological Tour to be Held in a Hudson Valley Neighborhood
The Hudson Valley can count on Historic Huguenot Street for a lot of history and fun. They pride themselves on holding a variety of events throughout the year that help visitors learn about some early settlers of the area. Historic Huguenot Street is also known for making it fun to learn local history.
On the calendar for this Thursday is a special tour of an archaeological excavation site lead by SUNY New Paltz professor Joseph Diamond. Participants will learn about the original settlers of Huguenot Street and the Native American who lived there first. It has become an annual tradition at Huguenot Street for Professor Diamond to bring field students to the grounds to conduct a dig. Among the items you might expect the students to find such as household things left by the settlers or Lenape tribes before them the students have also unearthed prehistoric items dating back 5,000 years.
There is a fee to attend $15 and discounts will apply for members, seniors, students, active military and veterans. Beverages will be available. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.
Annually Huguenot Street holds encampments that teach about early ways of life in the region. They also have Haunted Huguenot Street which covers the mystery and the lore that surrounds the graveyard and houses that make up the centuries old neighborhood. At Christmas they take you back in time with celebrations and house tours that kickoff with an annual tree lighting plus a parade lead by Santa and Mrs Claus.