It was questionable whether those who made reservations to join Sunday’s walking tour would stay home due to the heat or choose some place cooler to be. By the date of the event, July 12th, we accumulated exactly 100 reservations. Yes we were impressed, but there were concerns about the weather. Earlier in the week, rain was in the forecast, but soon after, the clouds cleared and high temperatures took their place.
On July 12th, the Newburgh Historical Society and St. George’s Episcopal Church are leading a walking tour of St. George’s Cemetery. It is a collaborative effort that involved many people to plan what will be a wonderful event. Four tour guides will lead members of the public for a half mile walk through one of Newburgh’s beautiful cemeteries. Along the way, the history of Newburgh will be told through the stories of select citizens from the American Revolution through the present.
Both the Newburgh Historical Society and St. George’s Episcopal Church invites the public on a guided walking tour on July 12th starting at 2:00 p.m. This half mile walk consists of 21 points of interest that includes a guard to General George Washington, a Medal of Honor recipient, a Newburgh citizen turned Confederate during the Civil War, a Southern born who fought for the Union, a doctor, entrepreneurs, religious figures, and many more.
The third annual Newburgh Illuminated Festival was focused on Broadway and Liberty Streets. It wasn’t spread throughout the city as previous years, but via a trolley ride visitors could experience other parts of the historic city.
The Newburgh Historical Society will open the historic Captain David Crawford House during the June 20th city-wide event, Newburgh Illuminated. Between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. members of the public are welcome to join guided tours through the 1830 house, view a unique collection and the recently opened exhibit, “Growing Up In Newburgh.”
On Sunday, June 7th, a new exhibit titled, “Growing Up In Newburgh,” opened at the historic Captain David Crawford House. Seventy visitors, made up of new visitors, donors and members, made this exhibit opening one of the best attended events in recent past.