Sauger­ties woman’s rise doc­u­mented in talk

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

NEW PALTZ » His­toric Huguenot Street will wel­come for­mer ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor and ar­chiv­ist Eric Roth for a lec­ture on Al­ida Mary Schoon­maker on Satur­day, Nov. 12.

“From Hud­son Val­ley An­ar­chist to Prus­sian Aris­to­crat: The Story of Al­ida Mary Schoon­maker, Count­ess of Krockow (1857-1940),” will be­gin at 2 p.m. in Deyo Hall, 6 Broad­head Ave. Reg­is­tra­tion is avail­able on­line at www.huguenot­ rsvp. The pre­sen­ta­tion will be en­hanced by a tem­po­rary ex­hibit of ma­te­ri­als and doc­u­ments from the His­toric Huguenot Street archives.

Roth will tell the ironic tale of how a young, in­tel­lec­tual woman from Sauger­ties mar­ried into aris­to­cratic Ger­many, only to be­come an in­flu­en­tial crit­i­cal voice of that coun­try’s mil­i­taris­tic rise un­der the Junker class prior to World War I.

Schoon­maker’s life is doc­u­mented in her nu­mer­ous let­ters in the His­toric Huguenot Street Archives.

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