A Man for Our Time: The Rev. Dr. John Brown, D.D.

August 2, 2015
3 PM

Join members of the Newburgh Historical Society and St. George’s Episcopal Church for a featured history talk about the Rev. Dr. John Brown by Madelaine Piel, historian, genealogist and descendant of the Rev. John Brown. Make a reservation below↓

Not only was the Rev. Brown the rector of a reinvigorated St. George’s Episcopal Church of Newburgh, but he also founded the Newburgh Horticultural Society, and from his own garden developed the “Quality Row” houses on First Street between Grand and Liberty. In 1838 Brown organized St. George’s Cemetery, believed to have worked with the noted landscape architect, A.J. Downing. Uniquely, the cemetery was open to members of any race, religion or belief. He was also a founder of St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh with the Ladies of St. George’s Church.

Rev. Dr. Brown whose life spanned the birth of the Nation through the Gilded Age, gave a famous Masonic welcome to the Marquis de Lafayette on his return to the United States, he blessed Union troops heading to the battlefields of the Civil War, and much more.

The talk will take place in the John Brown Room of St. George’s Episcopal Church located at 105 Grand St Newburgh, NY 12550. See below for directions↓

AwardForExcellence_Badge_180x143The Greater Hudson Heritage Network’s Award for Excellence recognizes the Society for community collaboration and documentation of the partnership with St. George Episcopal Church in sponsoring programs that promoted history, preservation and public awareness of the state of a historic cemetery.

 

Admission: $5 per person

All proceeds will be directed to the care of St. George’s Cemetery through its Cemetery Committee.
 

Reservation is Suggested:

Reservations are closed. Thank you to all who participated.

 


Speaker

Madelaine PielMadelaine Piel is genealogist and a practicing historian who links family narratives to the historical periods in which they happen.

A seventh-generation New Yorker, her family lived in all five boroughs of New York City, the Hudson Valley and Upstate New York. She was delighted to discover that she is a collateral descendant of the Reverend Doctor John Brown, D.D., through his younger brother, Nathaniel Marston Brown.

Mrs. Piel, a member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, served as its Vice Chair and as a member of its Board of Trustees. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists – New York Metro Area and the National Genealogical Society.


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Directions

Use this address for the GPS: 105 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550

Parking: City of Newburgh Municipal Parking Lot on Grand Street. Click here to see this on a map→

From the NY State Thruway, take exit 17 (Newburgh) and take the ramp to go east on the Interstate 84. Take Interstate 84 east to exit 10. At the light, make an immediate right and get into the left lane in front of the Sunoco Station. Make a left on to North Plank Road. Follow the street down the hill, through two traffic lights, and make a right on to Grand Street. Continue past three stop signs. St. George’s Church will be on your right. The parking lot is on the left.

From points West, take Interstate 84 east to exit 10. At the light, make an immediate right and get into the left lane in front of the Sunoco Station. Make a left on to North Plank Road. Follow the street down the hill, through two traffic lights, and make a right on to Grand Street. Continue past three stop signs. St. George’s Church will be on your right. The parking lot is on the left.

From points East, take Interstate 84 west to Exit 10s (second exit past the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge). Stay to your right off the ramp and follow it until you come to the traffic light at Route 9W (the Alexis Diner is on the left). Make a right on to Route 9W, and continue south. Get into the left lane in front of the Sunoco Station at the second light. Make a left on to North Plank Road. Follow the street down the hill, through two traffic lights, and make a right on to Grand Street. Continue past three stop signs. St. George’s Church will be on your right. The parking lot is on the left.