Events

The Historical Society offers the region a variety of programs designed to highlight and celebrate our area’s rich history. The schedule of 2018 events is below. Note that unless otherwise noted, most programs take place at 3pm at the Newburgh Heritage Center in the Old Courthouse at 123 Grand Street (across from the Library).

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Opening Day

April 8, 2018, 2 PM. For Opening Day this year, we will have special volunteers talking about David and Fanny Crawford, and members of the Historical Society board will be stationed throughout the house ready to meet and greet visitors as well as talk about the details of the historical rooms. Refreshments will be served. … Continue reading Opening Day

Music for Mother’s Day

May 2, 2018, 2-3 PM. A selection of 19th century music by Christopher Brellochs (saxophone), Cynthia Peterson (piano) and Elizabeth Gerbi (soprano) who specialize in music of the Crawford Family’s era perform the finest music from Paris, London, and America by composers like Gilbert & Sullivan, Jerome Kern, and Newburgh’s original Ulysses Alsdorf. Directions Use … Continue reading Music for Mother’s Day

Newburgh in the World War, Part I

May 20, 2018, 2 PM. City Historian Mary McTamaney will discuss background history on the new Crawford House exhibit that highlights the amazing support projects undertaken by Newburghers on the World War I home front. Refreshments will be served. Directions Use this address for the GPS: 189 Montgomery Street, Newburgh, NY 12550 From the NY … Continue reading Newburgh in the World War, Part I

Newburgh in the World War, Part II

May 31, 2018, 7 PM. Military scholar, Colonel Frank Licameli, will illustrate the heroic service of some of our local soldiers a century ago. Co-Hosted by SUNY Orange at Newburgh’s Kaplan Hall, corner of Grand and First Streets. Free indoor parking. Refreshments will be served. Directions Use this address for the GPS: 189 Montgomery Street, … Continue reading Newburgh in the World War, Part II

Newburgh Illuminated Festival

June 2, 2018. Celebrate Newburgh during the sixth annual city-wide event, Newburgh Illuminated. The Newburgh Historical Society opens the Crawford House for a special day of guided tours. Explore the new exhibit about the role Newburgh Played during World War I. For more information please call (845) 561-2585. Scroll below for more directions↓. Admission: $5 … Continue reading Newburgh Illuminated Festival

Walking Tour of Algonquin Park

June 16, 2018, 2pm. Join members of the Historical Society and park supporters as we walk through the Algonquin Park, once an active black powder mill complex, now a 40-plus acre recreational park. The park was a gift of Frederick Delano to the City of Newburgh. When the city eliminated its parks department during budget … Continue reading Walking Tour of Algonquin Park

Fireworks Cruise

July 7, 2018, 7:30-10:30 PM. Enjoy a special evening with friends aboard the Pride of the Hudson as it travels to West Point to see their massive concert fireworks show over Trophy Point. Learn some history of Newburgh and the Hudson Highlands on the voyage – Meet at BluPointe Dock. See below for directions. Refreshments … Continue reading Fireworks Cruise

A Taste of history – Early 19th Century Treats

October 7, 2018, 1-4 PM. “The Georgian Baker” from Warwick, NY demonstrates preparing the baked goods that the Crawford family would have served and offers a sampling. Directions Use this address for the GPS: 189 Montgomery Street, Newburgh, NY 12550 From the NY State Thruway, take exit 17 (Newburgh) and take the ramp to go … Continue reading A Taste of history – Early 19th Century Treats

2018 Annual Meeting

October 21, 2018, 2 PM. The Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and Highlands will took place at the 1830 Captain David Crawford House on October 21. Members and visitors received an update on the past year’s activities and how the organization met its mission. Guest speaker James Kelly will prestent, “Researching … Continue reading 2018 Annual Meeting

Candlelight Tour of Homes

Sunday, December 9, 2018 12-5 pm The Newburgh Historical Society’s annual Candlelight Tour features a dozen decorated homes including a diverse assortment of public and private spaces – mansions, structures in the rehabilitation process, new construction, architectural gems, and some of Newburgh’s most important landmarks. For years, community members within the second largest historic district … Continue reading Candlelight Tour of Homes

Open House with the Newburgh Symphonic Orchestra

December 16, 2018, 1-4 PM Newburgh Symphonic Orchestra members entertain during our final open house. See beautiful 19th century style fresh flowers, fruit and greens throughout Crawford House. For more information please call (845) 561-2585. Scroll below for more directions↓.     Directions Use this address for the GPS: 189 Montgomery Street, Newburgh, NY 12550 … Continue reading Open House with the Newburgh Symphonic Orchestra