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New Netherland Marketplace, 1645: A Living History Event

May 14 @ 10:00 am - May 15 @ 4:00 pm

Historic Huguenot Street invites you to a mid-17th century marketplace, where you’ll discover Indigenous and Dutch reenactors sharing their craftsmanship and culture, and portraying life in 1645 New Netherland. Living historians portraying Dutch merchants, traders, and craftspeople will be offering demonstrations on leather and wood working, hearth cooking, tailoring, wampum making, musket firing, and more. The marketplace will also include displays of camp gear and furs, clothing, wooden bowls, and spoons for sale.

Delaware representatives from Oklahoma will be returning to their ancestral homelands to portray the life of their ancestors and their economic relationship with the Dutch. Their camp will have ongoing open fire cooking, cordage making, bow shooting, flintknapping, arrow making, and hide tanning demonstrations throughout the weekend.

Members of the Munsee-Delaware Nation from Muncey, Ontario and the Delaware Nation at Moraviantown in Thamesville, Ontario will also be present, selling their modern-day crafts and speaking about their community today.

This weekend long event will open to the public at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Saturday’s demonstrations will conclude at 5:00 PM. Day two of the public event will begin at 10:00 AM on Sunday, May 15, 2022 and will conclude at 4:00 PM.

Thank you to our partner Wild Hudson Valley

 This program received significant funding through support provided by Rob D. Nagel, in recognition of the excellent Indigenous programs at Historic Huguenot Street.

 This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

 This program is funded in part by a Humanities New York SHARP Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal American Rescue Plan Act

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.



Huguenot Street
Huguenot Street
New Paltz, NY 12561


Historic Huguenot Street
(845) 255-1660