The Matthewis Persen House Museum & Cultural Heritage Center also functions as Ulster County's Heritage Gateway. Cultural heritage groups from throughout the county guest host at the House on Saturdays throughout the season. These guest hosts share their treasure troves of history and culture with visitors and often feature exhibits, lectures, programs, and even re-enactments! 

Guest Host events are listed in our Events Calendar and in the Persen House Exhibits & Events Schedule on the home page.

British Brigade/16th Queen’s Light Dragoons – Revolutionary War era British re-enactment group

D & H Canal Historical Society & Museum

Ellenville Public Library & Museum

Empire State Railway Museum

First Ulster Militia – Revolutionary War era colonial re-enactment group

Friends of Historic Kingston

Gomez Mill House Museum


Historic Huguenot Street

Historical Society of Shawangunk & Gardiner

Hudson River Maritime Museum & the Rondout Lighthouse

Hudson Valley Vernacular Architecture

Hurley Heritage Society

John Burroughs Association/Sanctuary at Slabsides

Kingston City School District

Kingston Land Trust

Klyne Esopus Museum

O & W Napanoch Train Station & Museum

Plattekill Historical Society

Red Feather Drummers of the Association of Native Americans of the Mid-Hudson Region – Contact: Judith Boggess (AKA Grandmother Judith Laughing Owl), Keeper of the Sacred Women’s Drum, Judithab657[at]gmail[dot]com, 845-657-9735 [no current website]

Reher Center for Immigrant History and Culture

Saugerties Historical Society

Save Native Sites, Contact: Judy Abbott (845) 679-8440

Scions of Patria, 17th Century Dutch Re-enactment

Senate House State Historic Site

Society for Creative Anachronism - Shire of Nordenhal

SUNY New Paltz Anthropology Department

SUNY New Paltz Metal Arts Program

Third Ulster Militia – Revolutionary War era colonial re-enactment group [no current website]

TRANSART & Cultural Services

Ulster County Historical Society

Wittenberg Center for Alternative Resources

Woodstock School of Art


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