On Saturday, January 13, Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) will welcome beloved children’s author and illustrator Barbara Bash for Tea Time. Bash has written and illustrated a number of award winning books on natural history for children for Sierra Club and Greenwillow Books. The event will take place January 13 at 2:00 pm at Deyo Hall (6 Broadhead Avenue, New Paltz). During Tea Time, Bash will talk about the process of creating her children's book Shadows of Night: The Hidden World of the Little Brown Bat and how she became fascinated with this mysterious and often misunderstood creature. She will show images from her sketchbooks and do live illustrating as guests enjoy tea sandwiches and pastries from Main Course Catering and tea from PositiviTeas. A raffle will be held and one lucky winner will receive a Felicity Merriman American Girl® doll. In 2014, Bash created a custom illustration for Historic Huguenot Street’s history-loving mascot, Archie the Archives Bat. For a chance to win an Archie the Archives Bat plush toy, young guests are invited to illustrate their own Huguenot Street mascot. Illustrations can be submitted at the event, during which a winner will be announced. All who submit an illustration will receive a prize. Guests may purchase their own Archie the Archives Bat plush toy at bit.ly/2j1VG39 and pre-order a copy of Bash’s Shadows of Night: The Hidden World of the Little Brown Bat at bit.ly/2o85sq0. To pick-up these items at the event, please select “Customer Pick-Up” at check-out. Pre-registration for this event is required and available at huguenotstreet.org/teatime. Admission is $25 for adults, $20 for children under 13 years of age, and $18 for children under 6 years of age. About Historic Huguenot StreetA National Historic Landmark District, Historic Huguenot Street is a 501(c)3 non-profit that encompasses 30 buildings across 10 acres comprising the heart of the original 1678 New Paltz settlement, including seven stone houses dating to the early eighteenth century. Historic Huguenot Street was founded in 1894 as the Huguenot Patriotic, Historical, and Monumental Society to preserve the nationally acclaimed collection of stone houses. Since then, Historic Huguenot Street has grown into an innovative museum, chartered as an educational corporation by the University of the State of New York Department of Education, that is dedicated to protecting our historic buildings, preserving an important collection of artifacts and manuscripts, and promoting the stories of the Huguenot Street families from the seventeenth century to today.