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“History is not stagnant,” Free Black Men and Voting Rights in 19th-Century New Paltz, a Virtual Lecture by Josephine Bloodgood

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


HHS Director of Curatorial & Preservation Affairs Josephine Bloodgood will speak via Zoom on the history of Black voting rights in New York State and share some of what she is learning about free black men and voting in New Paltz and the surrounding region in the 19th century.

 Josephine Bloodgood joined the Historic Huguenot Street staff in 2014, having served in the museum field, at that time, for over 15 years. She currently oversees the care and interpretation of the thousands of objects and archival documents compromising the HHS Permanent Collection & Archives, as well as the site’s seven historic stone houses. She has been involved with a range of projects, including researching and preparing furnishing updates for the historic house interiors and developing exhibits and texts on a variety of historical topics, such as Native American presence at the site, African-American history, and Dutch material culture. Josephine and the Curatorial team are currently working to make these and other engaging stories, told through HHS and partner collections like the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection and early New Paltz Town Records, more accessible through online exhibits and a comprehensive digitization effort.

$10 General Admission

$8 Discounted Admission (For HHS members, seniors, students, active military members, and veterans.)


Online Zoom


Historic Huguenot Street
(845) 255-1660