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


HMVA Holiday Gathering 2023

Saturday, December 9, 2023, 4 PM

For something different this year,

Join fellow HMVA Members at the historic
Benjamin Ten Broeck House
1019 Flatbush Road, Kingston NY 12401

Come Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

You must RSVP by Dec.6th to
or text name and number of guests to
Rob at: 845-750-3074

$20 per person payable that evening.


Study Tour of Marlboro and Newburgh NY

Saturday, November 18, 2023, 10 AM


10 AM MEET at the Gomez Mill House, 11 Mill Road, Marlboro NY

12 PM North Plank Road Tavern, 30 Plank Road, Newburgh NY

1:30 PM LUNCH Alexis Diner, 5023 Rte. 9W, Newburgh NY

2:30 PM Crawford House, 189 Montgomery Street, Newburgh NY

Tour leader: John Ham


From the North: Take I-87 South to Exit 18. Take right at the light onto Rte. 299, heading East towards Poughkeepsie. After 5.1 miles turn right onto Rte. 9W South. Ater 11.2 miles, turn left onto Mill Road. The Gomez Mill House will be the first house on left after approximately 350 feet.

From the South: Take I-87 North to Exit 17. Take right lane toward I-84 East. After 2.5 miles, take Exit 39 for Rte. 9W North. After approximately 5.3 miles turn right onto Mill Road. The Gomez Mill House will be the first house on the left after approximately 350 feet.

Directions from the Gomez Mill House to the North Plank Road Tavern: Head east on Mill Road to Rte. 9W. Turn left onto Rte. 9W South for 5.3 miles. Turn left onto Plank Road. The Tavern will be on the left after approximately 300 feet.

Directions from the North Plank Road Tavern to Alexis Diner: Head Northwest on Plank Road. Turn right onto Robinson Road for approximately 0.2 miles. Turn left onto North Plank Road and the diner will be on the right.

Directions from the Alexis Diner to Crawford House: Head South on Rte. 9W for approximately 170 feet. Turn left onto Plank Road which turns into Leroy Place for approximately 1 mile. Turn right onto Montgomery Street, and the house will be on the right after approximately 0.3 miles.


Red Hook, Dutchess County, Tour with Meeting

Saturday, October 21, 2023 10 AM

Meet at Salvatore's Pizza, 7582 North Broadway (aka Route 9), Red Hook at 10 AM. Our itinerary:

* The 18th century portion of the Briggs Hollow farmhouse at 575 Academy Hill Road, Milan

* The circa 1770 David Hoag house at 327 Academy Hill Road, Milan

* Lunch back at Salvatore's

* Stone summer kitchen/smokehouse at the J.W. Stickle farmstead at 789 Spring Lake Road, Milan

If there is time and interest, the Fulton Homestead is just around the corner, where we can view a remarkable collection of 18th and 19th-century farm buildings: a bank-built Dutch barn, smokehouse, corn crib, carriage barn, pig barn, sheep barn, and blacksmith shop with surviving double-bellows. That's at 5 Fulton Homestead Road.

Tour leader: Emily Majer


Barns of Guilderland and New Scotland
Albany County, New York

Saturday, September 16, 2023, 10:00 AM

The tour begins at a barn at 138 Martin Rd, Voorheesville, NY, at 10:00 AM, and will include at least three New World Dutch Barns.


From points west or south of Albany, take Thruway (I87 or I90) to Exit 24. Follow sign to US Route 20 (Western Ave). Turn right on US Route 20 (Western Ave). Go 1/10th mile, turn left at first light onto Church Rd. Go 1.5 miles to the end. Turn left on Johnston Rd. Go 3 miles to the traffic light (NY-155). Turn left on NY-155 (State Farm Rd). Go 7/10th miles to the traffic circle. At the traffic circle, take first exit onto NY-85A (Maple Ave). Go 2.3 miles on NY-85A. Turn right on Martin Rd. Go 7/10th miles to the intersection. Cross over onto a dead end (Martin Rd). Barn is about 100 feet in on the right.

Tour leader: Chris Albright

Tour handout: Abram Hallenbeck Barn, Hawes Road, Altamont, NY


Tour of Old Dutch Parsonage, Wallace House and Abraham Staats House
Somerset County, New Jersey

Saturday, August 19, 2023


10:45 OLD DUTCH PARSONAGE, including the attic smokehouse and Burial Ground. Built in 1751, according to its datestone, as the minister's home of the Dutch Reformed Church in the Raritan River Valley. Relocated to its present site in 1913.

11:45 WALLACE HOUSE, built in the opening years of the Revolutionary War and served as George Washington's winter headquarters, 1778-79.

1:00 LUNCH. DeLucia's Brick Oven Pizza, with brick oven from 1917.
3 1st Ave, Raritan, NJ 08869

2:15 ABRAHAM STAATS HOUSE, 17 Von Steuben Lane, South Bound Brook, 08880
Kathy Ormosi, President, Friends of Abraham Staats House, (908) 285-7898

Directions to the Old Dutch Parsonage and Wallace House, 71 Somerset Street, Somerville, NJ 08876

From NY and points north: Take I-287 South to exit 17 to US 202/US206 south in Bridgewater. Exit 202/206 at the Somerville circle (US 206/NJ28). Take the fourth exit at the traffic circle onto NJ28 East (West End Ave). Go two blocks, then turn right onto North Middaugh Street and left onto Somerset Street.

Contact: Paul Soltis, (908) 725-1015, Interpretive Specialist, New Jersey State Park Service, Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Sites.


HMVA Meeting & Tour in Catskill Historic District

Saturday, July 15, 2023

90 County Route 42, Coxsackie, NY 12051
(518) 731-6490


10:30 Beattie Powers House, Powers Place, at the head of Bridge St., Catskill. A 1837 Greek Revival House, part of Catskill East Side National Historic District, in a village park overlooking the Hudson River.

11:30 1840 Gothic house in Catskill East Side Historic District

12:30 1834 Town of Catskill Schoolhouse #11, South Jefferson Ave, Jefferson Heights. Features a barrel-vaulted ceiling and is on the National Historic Register.

1:00 HMVA MEETING at the Schoolhouse

1:30 "PICNIC LUNCH" at Crossroads Brew Pub, 201 Water St, Catskill 12414 (518) 291-4550

You can bring your own food or order from their Food Truck Or we can order ahead from a pizza & sub shop and take that to the pub, indoor & outdoor dining.

Directions to the Greene County Historical Society and the Bronck House:

From Thruway Exit 21B, Coxsackie, go south on Route 9W for 3.75 miles. Turn right on Pieter Bronck Road, after flashing light at Plank Road. You can also turn right at the Blue Sign onto Route 42. Park in the end of the lot near the tall red horse barn.

From the traffic light at Routes 9W and 81, go south on Route 9W for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Pieter Bronck Road.

From Catskill, go north on Route 9W. Turn left onto County Route 42, by the tall red barn after the self-storage buildings.


Tour of Stone Arabia, Montgomery County, NY

Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 11 a.m., starting at the 1788 Stone Church on Route 10 in Stone Arabia.

Arrive at 11:00 SITE 1: 1788 Stone Church on Route 10, Stone Arabia. Quick tour, bell ringing, visit to John Brown's memorial in the cemetery.

Noon SITE 2: Arrive at Kilts Farm for Farm tour. Tour includes an early-mid 19th century farmhouse, blacksmith shop, Old World Dutch Barn, shoe shop, and mid-18th century red farmhouse.

Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the lawn or in the Dutch Barn (weather-based decision).

2:00 SITE 3: Getman Farmstead/ Dutch Barn Farm. Visit another New World Dutch Barn. This one remains as a working barn for an active sheep farm. Tour the Greek Revival Farmhouse that mirrors many of the design elements of the Kilts Farm. The barn at this site was under restoration during our last field trip. See how far it has come!

The area has a large local Amish population and on Saturdays, you can purchase baked goods, veggies, quilts, rugs, etc from local farm stands.

Directions to the 1788 Stone Church in Stone Arabia:

Take the NYS Thruway to Exit 29, Canajoharie. Follow the signs to Route 10 north to Ephratah/Stone Arabia (Right on Route 10 through Canajoharie, over the river, left on Route 5 and right on Route 10). The stone church is the second of the two churches in Stone Arabia and the address (for your GPS) is 5371 Route 10, Palatine NY.


Oak Hill, Greene County, Lecture and Walking Tour

Thursday, May 18 at 6 p.m. at the William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Colonie, NY.

Saturday, May 20 at 10 a.m., meeting at the Tripp House, 7890 Route 81, Oak Hill.

Oak Hill, a hamlet in Greene County, counts several sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Come join us for a two-part program that includes a PowerPoint presentation of Oak Hill given by Mary Lou Nahas, town historian, on Thursday, May 18 at 6 p.m. at the William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Colonie, NY. Maps with directions for the second part of the program will be handed out at the presentation. The program, free to the public, is sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians, Albany Chapter. To register for the lecture, click here, or call the information desk at 518-810-0314.

Part two is a walking tour of the hamlet itself on Saturday, May 20 at 10 a.m. If you aren't attending the presentation at the library, the tour will start at the Tripp House, 7890 Route 81, Oak Hill. Parking at the church or on the street. Information about local lunch sites will be available.

Directions to the Tripp House:

From the north: access Route 9W at Exit 23 of the NYS Thruway. Travel south a short distance and turn right to Route 32. At the end of the Delmar Bypass, continue on Route 32 to Route 143, continue to Oak Hill. Turn left at Route 81. The Tripp House (7890 Route 81) is a short distance from this intersection. Oak Hill is about 48 minutes from Albany.

From the south: at the Kingston-Rhinecliff bridge (west side of the Hudson River) travel 199 W, merge, US-9W N to 212W/NY32N, to 23W, to 145N, turn right to NY-81E to 7890 Route 81. Travel time approximately an hour.


Schenectady Stockade Tour and Board Meeting

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Meet at 10:30 at 121 Front Street, Schenectady. Parking is on the street. Be mindful of parking restrictions. The sites are all within two blocks of each other.

This month's tour has us visiting the Schenectady Stockade. In the morning we will visit 121 Front Street, a brick-faced gambrel-roofed house, dating to the mid-18th century. After lunch at Arthur's Market, we will have a brief walking tour, possibly taking in St. George's Church, then go on to 205 Union Street, a house that is currently under renovation, and where a number of really interesting finds have been made. Dendrochronology has dated both parts of this house - which feature both English and New World Dutch framing - to 1771. We will have a brief board meeting at 2pm. Hosted by Wally Wheeler.

Directions to 121 Front Street: Coming from the east or south - take I-87 North until it merges with I-90 going west. (Alternatively, take I-787 in the Albany area, north or south to its intersection with I-90 west). Take I-90 W and I-890 W. Take exit 4C from I-890 W. Continue straight ahead (angling slightly to the left) through the intersection with State Street to Washington Ave. Go one block then take a right onto Union St (east), following it for three blocks, to North College Street, on your left. Take the left on North College St, to Front St. (it's at the end of North College St), turning left onto Front St. The house is about two blocks down, at the corner of Front and North streets, on your right. Note that some of these streets are one way!


Maggie MacDowell Memorial Lecture

Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 11 AM

Woodland Pond
New Paltz NY

A lecture by Bill Jeffway, Executive Director, Dutchess County Historical Society

Overcoming Differences in Race, Faith, and Wealth:
What the Architecture of Rhinebeck's Oak Street Tells Us About Our Nation's Earliest Embrace of the Promise That All Are Created Equal


HMVA Annual Meeting and Election

Saturday, January 14, 2023, 10:30 AM

Elmendorph Inn
7562 North Broadway (Rte. 9)
Red Hook NY 12571

Gather at 10:30 AM at the historic Elmendorph Inn in Red Hook. Annual meeting at 11, followed by lunch.


HMVA Holiday Luncheon

Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 12 Noon

Hoffman House Restaurant and Tavern
94 North Front Street
Kingston NY 12401

A brief tour to follow lunch

"We Three Buildings of Dutch Origin Are"

Come: Eat, Drink, and be Merry

Seating is limited

RSVP by Dec. 8 to
or text name and number of guests to Rob at 845 750 3074

Lunch will be prix fixe $25
Cash Bar available.


Study Tour in Milton, Ulster County, NY

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Meet at 10 AM at the parking lot of the
Milton Firehouse
21 Main Street
Milton NY 12547

Directions from I-87 (NYS Thruway): Take Exit 18, NY-299 to New Paltz and Poughkeepsie. At the end of the exit, turn right onto NY-299 toward Poughkeepsie. Go approximately 5 miles and take a right onto Rte. 9W, heading south toward Highland and Marlborough. After approximately 5.8 miles, you enter the Hamlet of Milton. Take a left onto Milton Turnpike, heading southeast. After 0.2 miles, take right onto Main Street. The firehouse parking lot will be on the right in approximately 300 feet.

After meeting up at the firehouse, we will proceed to the first stop, the J. Caverty House and barns, c. 1850, at 10 Milton Turnpike.

Lunch will be at the Fay Boyz food truck located at the Locust Grove Fruit Farm & Brewing Co. Food can be brought inside the brewery.

From there, we will tour the Hallock House, c. 1760, at 152 North Road, next to the brewery.

To be announced, possible tour of the Milton Train Depot or the Barns at the Quimby Farm.

Tour leader: John Ham


HMVA Tour: Summer Kitchens in Red Hook, Dutchess County, NY

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Meet at 10:00AM, at 71 Starbarrack Road, Red Hook.

From the center of Red Hook, go north on Route 9, about 3 miles. Turn right on Pitcher Lane Extension. At stop sign, turn left on Old Post Road, then right on Starbarrack. Number 71 is the first house on the left. We are confirmed for five summer kitchens on 18th century Palatine farmsteads in the Red Hook area.

Lunch at Salvatore's Pizza, 7582 North Broadway, Red Hook at about 12.

Tour leader: Emily Majer


HMVA tour of Bethlehem, Albany County, NY

Saturday, September 17, 2022

10 a.m.
The Bethlehem Historical Museum
(Town of Bethlehem Historical Association)
1019 River Road, Selkirk, NY 12158

From the Bethlehem Historical Museum, we will proceed to the 1908 Willis MacDonald Home, a Swiss Chalet Arts and Crafts home attributed to prominent Albany architect Marcus T. Reynolds, and then to the Barent Winne house, a 1868 brick Victorian house incorporating an original Dutch farmhouse begun around 1614.

Lunch will be at Yanni's Too at 1 p.m. At 2:30, those who are interested can tour the New World Dutch barn at Kleinke's Farm.

Tour Handout


Annual Picnic at the Bronck House

Saturday, July 16, 2022 at NOON

The Bronck House Museum
Greene County Historical Society
90 County Route 42
Coxsackie, NY 12051

About the Bronck House & Barns

You are invited to bring a picnic lunch (and folding chair) to join members of the HMVA for a luncheon on the lawn, complete with a brief business meeting and a time of planning for our new office / archival space on the Bronck House grounds.


Tour of Town and Village of Glen, Montgomery County NY

Saturday, June 18, 2022, 10:30 AM

Host: Wally Wheeler

We'll meet at the parking lot of the Dutch Reformed Church (mailing address for locating in mapping: 1526 NY-161, Fultonville, NY 12072) and then proceed to the Glen Conservancy Hall where local historian Wanda Burch will give us a brief introduction to the community. We will then go on a walking tour of the hamlet, spending some time in a New World Dutch barn among other sites.

We'll have lunch at the Glen Country Store (or, if our group is large, we'll return to Conservancy Hall with our lunches), before touring at least one more site in the hamlet.

In the afternoon (at about 2PM), we'll travel just one mile south to 141 Reynolds Road and visit the Smith-Voorhees-Covenhoven house, which has recently been listed on the National Register. The house is an interesting example of a two-story H-bent framed dwelling from the post-Revolutionary period, and incorporates some earlier features.

Tour Handout

Walking Tour of Historic Glen, by Ronald J. Burch


Andrew Mann Inn and the Village of Gilbertsville

Saturday, May 28, 2022

10:00 AM - Andrew Mann Inn, a tavern and farm house dating to c. 1790. Homeowner and Historic Preservationist Kurt Riegel will give a tour of this amazing home complete with seven fireplaces and an attached carriage house.

11:30 PM - Lunch at the Five Kids Bakehouse located in the historic Gilbert Block in the Village of Gilbertsville.

12:00 PM - Gilbertsville Free Library for a brief introduction to the village by Town Historian Leach Eckmair before beginning our walking tour. One of the highlights of the walking tour will be the interior of a stone and wood framed barn dating to c.1803 that was later used as part of a carriage works.

Directions to the Andrew Mann Inn, 383 NY-7, Sidney NY 13838: From Interstate 88, take Exit 9 and head north on NY-8 N/Airport Road for 1.8 miles. Turn right onto NY Route 7 east. The inn is located 1.2 miles east of the intersection on the left side of the road.

Tour Handouts

An Architectural Tour of the Village of Gilbertsville
Archaeological Investigations at the Andrew Mann Inn
Examining the Andrew Mann Inn Through Measured Drawings
Gilbertsville Walking Tour Map


Study Tour of Hunterdon County NJ

Saturday, April 16, 2022, 11 AM

Please join HMVA for a tour of Hunterdon County, New Jersey on 16 April 2022. The tour has been put together by HMVA board member Carla Cielo, and includes three structures included in Rosalie Fellows Bailey's "Pre-Revolutionary Dutch Houses" (1936), and a New World Dutch Barn.

11:00 AM - Bouman-Stickney house museum and Wyckoff-Wade relocated Dutch barn, 114 Dreahook Road, Stanton (Readington Township) NJ. GPS address: 114 Dreahook Road, Lebanon NJ

12:15 PM - Lunch at Harper's Table, 1316 Route 31 North, Annandale NJ

1:30 PM - Reynolds-Van Syckel's Tavern (Corner of Van Syckles Road and Charlestown Road, Union Township, New Jersey). Interior tour with the owner.

Itinerary and Directions


Maggie MacDowell Memorial Lecture

Saturday, March 26, 2022, 11 AM via Zoom

Will Tatum, Dutchess County Historian

History and Development of the Hamlet of Wurtemburg in Dutchess County


HMVA Annual Meeting and Election

Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 11 AM

Elmendorph Inn
7562 North Broadway (Rte. 9)
Red Hook NY 12571


HMVA Holiday Luncheon

Saturday, December 11, 2021, 12 Noon

Hoffman House Restaurant and Tavern
94 North Front Street
Kingston NY 12401

A small house tour to follow lunch.

Come Eat, Drink, and be Merry

RSVP by Dec. 8 to
or text name and number of guests to Rob at 845 750 3074

Lunch will be prix fixe $25 + drinks at the bar.


Study Tour in Hoosick Falls

Hosted by John Ham

Saturday, November 20, 2021

11:00 AM - Beginning with lunch at Man of Kent Tavern, 4452 Route 7, Hoosick Falls NY 12090

Prior to leaving the tavern we will assess if we need to carpool based upon the limited number of parking spots at Tibbits Hall.

12:30 PM - Tibbits Hall and Dudley Cottage at the Hoosac School, 14 Pine Valley Rd, Hoosick Falls NY 12089

Built in 1860, Tibbits Hall is a Gothic Revival style house constructed out of cut ashlar sandstone blocks. The hall was built by George Mortimer Tibbits, son of U.S. Congressman George Tibbits. The house was a known stop on the underground railroad. The estate later became the Hoosac School in 1952. A newly discovered secret room underneath the east porch has raised many questions and thus theories about its purpose are welcome.

Please keep in mind that this is an active school with students who have Saturday classes. Some students are expected to join us on tour.

2:00 PM - All Saints' Episcopal Church, 4957 NY Rte 7, Hoosick Falls NY 12090

George Mortimer Tibbits began the construction of this church with its nave in 1864. The church is constructed of local quarried stone and Connecticut sandstone. In 1872 the current spire and chancel were added by the Tibbets family.

Additional information on George Tibbits and All Saints' Church:

Article on George Tibbits by Samantha Graves
A Brief History of All Saints' Church


From south, take I-87 north to exit 23. Get onto I-787 heading north. Stay on I-787 for 9 miles. Take exit 9E for NY Rte 7 toward Troy/Bennington. Head east on NY Rte 7 for 20 miles. Man of Kent Tavern will be on your right.

From north, take I-87 south to exit 6W for NY Rte 7 toward Troy/Cohoes. Head east for 25 miles. Man of Kent Tavern will be on your right.


Two Early Homes in Red Hook With a Matching Weird Quirk

Hosted by Emily Majer

Saturday, October 23, 2021

11:30 AM - Business meeting at Salvatore's Pizza, 7588 North Broadway (Route 9), Red Hook, NY 12571

12:30 PM - 246 Spring Lake Road, Upper Red Hook. Circa 1770 Palatine farmhouse

2:30 PM - 159 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook. The 1750 William Pitcher Farmstead

Itinerary and Directions

Links to additional information on the 1750 William Pitcher Farmstead:
Historic Structure Report by Emily M. Majer
2015 HVVA Newsletter with article about the Pitcher house
October 2005 HVVA Newsletter mentioning the Pitcher house
November 2005 HVVA Newsletter mentioning the Pitcher house


Albany County Tour

Hosted by Roberta S. Jeracka

Saturday, September 18, 2021, Meeting at 10 AM

10 AM - Collins & Son New World Dutch Barn, 898 NY Route 143, Ravena, NY

11 AM - Van Der Zee-Riester Barn, 347 Rowe Road, Selkirk, N.Y.

12 PM - Lunch at Track 32, 1368 Indian Fields Road, Feura Bush, N.Y.

1 PM - Wemp New World Dutch Barn, 361 Onesquethaw Creek Road, Feura Bush, N.Y.

Itinerary and Directions


HMVA Picnic/Meeting


Saturday, July 17, 2021, 11 AM

The plan is to meet up, have a short business meeting, and enjoy a picnic lunch together. (Rain or Shine)

This year we ask that you bring your own lunch.

The barns and grounds will be available to HMVA members. If you desire to enter the Bronck House, you must call the Greene County Historical Society to arrange a tour. (518-731-6490) Proof of vaccination is required for house tours.


Austerlitz and the Hamlet of Spencertown

Columbia County, NY

June 19, 2021

This will be our first in-person event since the Maggie MacDowell Lecture of February 2020. It's great to be able to get together once again, although there will be some COVID restrictions.

Beginning at 9AM, until 10:30AM

Meet at the History Center in the hamlet of Spencertown. The address for the History Center is 812 Route 203, Spencertown, NY 12165 (phone: 518-392-3260 ext. 306). Parking is available in the lot separating the History Center from the new Town Hall; roadside parking is available on County Rd 7 in front of St. Peter's Church. The History Center and St. Peter's Church (across the street) will be open until 10:30. The address of St. Peter's Church is 5219 Co Rd 7.

10:40 AM

Travel to the Osborn house, 786 Route 203 (Owner requires that visitors be vaccinated.)

11: 20 AM

Samuel Shaw house, 55 Elm Street (Owner requires that visitors wear masks.)


David Pratt house, 924 Route 203

By 1PM

Arrive at the Austerlitz Historical Society's Old Austerlitz campus for lunch. Lunch will be on the grounds of the Austerlitz Historical Society. The Austerlitz Historical Society will provide tables, chairs, water, coffee and ice tea at no charge. Please bring a bag lunch. Arrange for touring of the interiors of the Morey-Devereaux House and the Robert Herron House by paying $12 fee and scheduling your tour in advance of having lunch.


Tour of Old Austerlitz, including interiors of the Morey-Devereaux House (c. 1795) and the Robert Herron house (c. 1790 and c. 1810). Masks required in both houses. The Harvey House (c. 1765, now known as "The Shop at Old Austerlitz"), the Christian Church ("Art Austerlitz," 1853), the Morey-Devereaux Barn and Carriage Shed as well as the Robert Engel blacksmith shop will be open, free of charge.

Click here for the tour handout with details of the schedule and directions, as well as descriptions of the buildings and a map.


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.