Spring is Here

Crawford House has now resumed its opening season. The house is open every Sunday from 1 to 4 pm until October. Please stop in, take a tour, and stroll around the historic neighborhood with its inspiring views of the Hudson River.

Thanks to all who contributed during Hudson Valley Gives on May 17, 2017. We set out to raise $2000 for repairs to the retaining walls on the south side of Crawford House. Thanks to friends and supporters – one party in particular – we achieved our goal exactly! You can still donate via HVGives.org for a few more days, and you can donate directly to the Historical Society at any time.


On June 3rd, as part of the Newburgh Illuminated festival, Crawford House will be open for tours from noon to 4 pm. Also, the Gift Shop will be bringing out goods for sale – mugs, posters, dream-catchers, and souvenirs – on the grounds of the house at 189 Montgomery. We are trying to reduce our inventory, so prices will greatly reduced and very attractive!


The Historical Society welcomes Tramayne Young-Minor as our newest member of the board of directors. Born in Kansas but raised and educated locally (Valley Central HS, Mount Saint Mary College & SUNY New Paltz), she is the branch manager of the Chase Manhattan branch at 5020 Route 9W. Read More →


Volunteer Fair The Historical Society participated again in the Newburgh Volunteer Fair on April 29, 2017, at the Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site. Board members Roy Spells, Tramayne Young-Minor (our newest trustee), Lynn Fischer, and Jim Hoekema (taking the picture) informed visitors about the Society, the Crawford House, and our upcoming talks and events. Read More →


Schedule of 2017 Events. Check out the schedule talks and other programs we have planned for the 2017 season. Hope to see you at one or more of these events.

Membership. The Historical Society relies heavily on memberships and contributions. Have you renewed your membership? If not, please do soon! Do you have a friend who enjoys history or getting involved in local culture? Please tell them about us, or bring them to the house or an event.


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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 →

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 its privileges! Read More →