The Historic Huguenot Street is honoring Women’s History Month by taking audiences through a trip back in time.
New Paltz- On Saturday, March 11 at 4 P.M., Historic Huguenot Street will host a performance by Linda Russell in honor of Women’s History Month in the Crispell Memorial French Church.
The performance, titled “A History of American Women in Song”, is a medley of broadsides, laments, love songs, murder ballads, and suffrage anthems charting the role of women in society from the 18th century to the 19th Amendment.
Russell, a performer for 30 years and eight time recording artist, has served as 18th century balladeer at the Federal Hall National Memorial in NYC, and her performances are in demand at major historic sites and schools.
Following the performance will be a reception in the DuBois Fort catered by The Village Tea Room for a continued discussion of the role of women in historic and current events. Copies of Russell’s albums will be available for purchase in the Museum Shop, and an exhibit highlighting the untold stories of Hudson Valley women will be on display.
Pre-registration is required at huguenotstreet.org/rsvp. $25 general admission, $22.50 for seniors, children under 12, military families, and Friends of Historic Huguenot Street (those who have donated $50 or more within the calendar year).