Formerly The Dutch Barn Preservation Society (DBPS), incorporating The Society for the Preservation of Hudson Valley Vernacular Architecture (HVVA)

HMVA Events Archive: 2020 to Present

Fuller descriptions may be found in Newsletters


Virtual Touring in the Age of Covid

April 2021

W. R. Wheeler

Until such time as it becomes possible to resume our monthly tours, there are a number of ways by which you can satisfy your need to see historic buildings and sites.

A Curated Collection of Self-guided House Tours


Maggie MacDowell Memorial Lecture

Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Fifth lecture in the series: Neil Larson - The Abraham Hasbrouck House

HMVA trustee and newsletter editor Neil Larson has been working on the restoration of the Abraham Hasbrouck House on Huguenot Street in New Paltz for the past 20 years, starting with a Historic Structure Report he prepared with Kenneth Hewes Barricklo. In the process he has made detailed studies (and HSRs) of the other houses on Huguenot Street, as well as scores of Ulster County stone houses that have informed the Abe House project, which he considers the most up-to-date museum-level restoration of a stone house yet to be undertaken. Now that the project is nearing completion, Neil is at a point to share the story of how it all came together.


HMVA Annual Meeting

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Meeting called to order at 3:00 PM

Please sign into Zoom account at 2:30

Members were invited to share a "Show & Tell" item - an object, a project or a story - after the close of the meeting.


Maggie MacDowell Memorial Lecture: "The Art of the Cooper"

February 15, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Woodland Pond, Media Room, New Paltz NY

A look at the barrel's local historical significance and the coopering process.

Presented by John Cox of
Quercus Cooperage, High Falls, NY

Admission to the lecture is free.


HMVA Annual Meeting

January 18, 2020 - 11 AM

Elmendorph Inn, 7562 North Broadway (Rte. 9), Red Hook NY

Business meeting beginning at 11 AM. Lunch to follow.