A Rich History

The Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands preserves the history of the Greater Newburgh Area by promoting an appreciation of the region’s unique attributes and protecting its architectural, cultural and historical value. Read More →


Current Exhibit: Newburgh-Beacon Ferry

Signs to the ferry

Our current special exhibit at the Crawford House is “This Way to the Ferry,” curated by members of the historical societies of both Newburgh and Beacon. Read More →

August 21: “Shipyards of Newburgh”

NewWindsor Ship

Glenn T. Marshall, Town of New Windsor Historian, looks at the history of the Newburgh Shipyards. The presentation will focus on the construction of the yards, some of the people, local involvement, the ships and their fates – following the yard from its origin in 1917 through it rise and decline to the present. Read More →


Support Local History

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The Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands is a member supported organization. Memberships and donations help us further our mission to promote and protect the history of the area. Membership also has it’s privileges! Read More →