Crawford House is open every Sunday from 1 to 4 pm through October. Please stop in, take a tour, and stroll around the historic neighborhood with its inspiring views of the Hudson River.

Washington Irving Fill StillSunday, November 5
Washington Irving: American Dreams
Join us for a 45-minute film on the life of author Washington Irving (of "Sleepy Hollow" fame), followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker Jim Ormond.
Newburgh Heritage Center, 123 Grand Street, Newburgh - 3 pm
Sunday, December 10, 12-5pm
Candlelight Tour
Join us for our annual tour of private homes, many of them historic, all decorated for the holidays.
Tour hours: 12-5 pm
Purchase advance tickets at the Crawford House - online sales will open soon.
Crawford House, 189 Montgomery St

Painter at work on Crawford House We are happy to report that in October we begun a long-overdue overall painting of the historical 1830 Crawford House. Based on previous colors used on the historic house, the updated scheme will give the house a fresh look. As often happens, preparing for the paint project unearthed a number of areas in the house that required repair.
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Dutch 'Kas' being loaded onto a truckThe Historical Society’s massive 17th-century Dutch “Kas” (cupboard) is on vacation in New Paltz, where it is featured in a special exhibition on furniture, paintings, and decorative arts in the Hudson Valley during the 17th century. The exhibit will be on display from October to December.
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Organizational News Blog For more recent stories about the Historical Society or the Crawford House, check out the Org News Blog.


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.
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