Events

The Historical Society offers the region a variety of programs designed to highlight and celebrate our area’s rich history. The schedule of 2017 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).

Download the 2017 Program Calendar: HS-2017-Calendar-v2

Sunday, June 18
Suffragettes in Newburgh
Opening reception for the exhibition "Suffragettes in Newburgh" - about the 1895 statewide convention for women's suffrage held in Newburgh - in the Stone Floor Gallery, 1-4pm
Crawford House, 189 Montgomery St, Newburgh NY
Sunday, July 16
Hudson Valley History
A talk by Vernon Benjamin based on his book “History of the Hudson River Valley: From the Civil War to Modern Times” (Overlook Press, 2016).
3pm, Newburgh Heritage Center, 123 Grand Street, Newburgh NY
Sunday, August 20
Stewart Field
An account of the airport's military days, presented by Glenn Marshall, New Windsor Town Historian and Historical Society board member.
3pm, Newburgh Heritage Center, 123 Grand Street, Newburgh NY
Sunday, September 24 (Hudson Valley Ramble weekend)
Walking Tour of Kowawese Unique Area
A walking tour of this beautiful area near Plum Point, New Windsor, to be led by Evan Pritchard, professor of Native American history at Marist College.
Meet at Kowawese Park, time to be announced
Sunday, October 8
Orange County “Taste of History”
Crawford House will be open 1-4 pm in association with other historic sites in the mid-Hudson region.
Crawford House, 189 Montgomery St, Newburgh, NY
Sunday, October 15
Annual Meeting
A brief annual meeting, followed by a talk by Susan Stessin-Cohn, New Paltz Town Historian, based on her book “In Defiance” (Black Dome Press, 2016).
2pm, Newburgh Heritage Center, 123 Grand Street, Newburgh NY
Sunday, December 10
Candlelight Tour
Join us for our annual tour of private homes, many of them historic, in the Newburgh area. The houses, as well as Crawford House, will be decorated for the holidays.
Tour hours: 12-5 pm
Purchase tickets or collect advance tickets at the Crawford House
Crawford House, 189 Montgomery St, Newburgh NY