Jane Deyo Wynkoop Virtual Exhibit | New York by Rail

june, 2020

02jun10:00 am4:30 pmJane Deyo Wynkoop Virtual Exhibit10:00 am - 4:30 pm EST Historic Huguenot Street, 88 Huguenot Street

Event Details

Jane Deyo Wynkoop Virtual Exhibit

Virtually experience Jane Deyo Wynkoop’s inspiring life story in becoming the first African American to purchase property in New Paltz, New York.

For the public's safety, this event is virtual

This event will be virtual for the public’s safety. Photo courtesy of the Historic Huguenot Street Archives.

Jane Deyo Wynkoop

Born in 1803 in an enslaved household, Jane Deyo Wynkoop’s life mission was to achieve success and fight for African American rights. Due to her tenacity, she became the first African American to purchase property in New Paltz, New York. Additionally, her obtainment of property ownership enabled her two sons to be granted voting rights. As a result, Wynkoop demonstrated how determination could lead to success in spite of what challenges could be faced. Despite her humble beginnings, she persevered and liberated her family by being the first African American property owner in New Paltz. 

Attending the Jane Deyo Wynkoop Virtual Exhibit

The virtual exhibit displaying Wynkoop’s original archival documents will take place on June 2, 2020. This event is hosted by the Historic Huguenot Street Museum and sponsored by New York State’s Council on the Arts. It is part of the HHS Curatorial Department’s series highlighting the life stories of prominent women in New Paltz’s history. To access the exhibit, go to the HHS website and share your experience on social media using the hashtag #MuseumsFromHome.

Participating in the Virtual Jane Deyo Wynkoop Event

This family oriented virtual exhibit offers engaging videos, activities and museum gift shop souvenirs that are available for delivery. Although attendance to the event is free, museum membership or donations supporting the shift in online programming are appreciated. In order to become a member or make a donation, please visit the museum’s donation page, http://www.huguenotstreet.org/donate

Take Amtrak When Historic Huguenot Street Museum Reopens

Visit via Amtrak to the Poughkeepsie Station – Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount! The station is 12.1 miles away from Huguenot Street, which makes it an easy and convenient option to get to the museum.

From the Poughkeepsie Station, take to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Poughkeepsie office today at (845) 485-2222 . 


(Tuesday) 10:00 am - 4:30 pm EST


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