Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack Announces NYS Path Through History Weekend and Kingston O+ Festival Events at the Matthewis Persen House Museum
Kingston, NY - Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack is pleased to announce the Matthewis Persen House Museum’s participation in the 2023 New York State Path Through History Weekend and the 13th Annual Kingston O+ Festival with events on Saturday, October 7. The Persen House is located at the corner of Crown and John Streets in uptown Kingston’s Stockade National Historic District. All events are free and open to the public.
This Saturday, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Save Native Sites invites you to attend a special NYS Path Through History Weekend event, "A Celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day." At noon, attendees will meet and listen to Carla Alexander, the Deer Clan Chief of the Ramapo Lunaape. Her captivating talk, titled "Do You Know Who I Am?," promises to shed light on the rich heritage and identity of her people. Following Carla's presentation, at 1:30 pm, Richard Thomas, Marten Band Chief of the Ramapo Lunaape, will speak about "Turtle Island: The Peoples' Museum," offering valuable insights into the cultural significance of Turtle Island and its role as a living museum of Indigenous history. This event is a unique opportunity to connect with Indigenous voices and learn about their vibrant heritage and traditions.
Path Through History Weekends are a showcase of New York State's rich and fascinating history and will feature hundreds of events happening at historic and cultural destinations throughout the state. I LOVE NEW YORK is hosting a giveaway to promote Path Through History Weekends. Stickers will be distributed at all participating sites throughout the weekend. To enter the giveaway, visitors should post pictures wearing their stickers to social media with the hashtag #PTHWeekend and the event location.
In conjunction with Path Through History and the Kingston O+ Festival, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm the Woodstock School of Art will be offering an interactive art making event at the Persen House. Instructor Melanie Delgado will be leading an Abstract Collage activity with a mix of collage materials including some handmade papers with FO+RWARD arrows for the public to create individual abstract works of art. Delgado will guide people as they explore the materials and invite visitors to contribute to a larger collective piece. The O+ Festival seeks to build long-term relationships between creatives and health & wellness providers to help strengthen local communities. It empowers communities to take control of their collective well-being through the exchange of art, music, and wellness.
“We are proud to be able to host events for both Path Through History and the O+ Festival at the Persen House,” said County Clerk Nina Postupack. “The combination of culture, history and art is a unique experience that brings visitors from around the world. It is a privilege to have both Save Native Sites and Woodstock School of Art as a part of this wonderful weekend.”
To learn more about the weekend’s events and the organizations hosting at the Persen House, please visit their websites at paththroughhistory.iloveny.com, opositivefestival.org/kingston, www.SaveNativeSites.com, and woodstockschoolofart.org.
For further information about the Matthewis Persen House Museum and other outreach programs of the Ulster County Clerk’s Office, please contact County Clerk Nina Postupack at (845) 340-3040 or countyclerk[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us or visit us on Facebook.
Abstract Art Instructor Melanie Delgado, Courtesy of Woodstock School of Art