Saugerties woman’s rise documented in talk
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.huguenotstreet.org/ 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.