Monumental Newburgh

April 3, 2016 2 PM – 4 PM Newburgh is a monumental city. The Newburgh Historical Society welcomes members and guests on Sunday, April 3 for an opening day that will include a slide presentation entitled “Monumental Newburgh.” Starting at 2 p.m., a panel led by Society member Tom Knieser will showcase the many beautiful […]


Antiques on the Lawn

May 14, 2016 9 AM – 4 PM Due to inclement weather, Newburgh’s Historic District Yard Sale has been moved to Saturday, May 14. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will continue to monitor the weather through next week and post updates on the event pages on both the Society’s website and Facebook. The Newburgh […]


Newburgh-Beacon Ferry Exhibit

June 17, 2016 6 PM – 8 PM Join the Newburgh and Beacon historical societies for the opening of their collaborative exhibit on the 240-year story of the ferry that connected their communities. Featuring documents, photographs and objects, this show will be up in the Stone Floor Gallery throughout 2016. Curated by Newburgh Historical Society […]


Newburgh Illuminated at the Crawford House

June 18, 2016 1 PM – 4 PM Celebrate Newburgh during the fourth 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 history of the Newburgh-Beacon Ferry. This collaborative exhibit with the Beacon Historical Society showcases the heritage […]


New Hudson Valley Luminists Art Exhibit

June 18, 2016 2 PM – 5 PM Opening Reception & Fundraiser The New Hudson Valley Luminists are returning for a show at the Newburgh Heritage Center to benefit of the Newburgh Historical Society. The Luminists are contemporary artists following in the tradition of the Hudson River School, an art movement that began in the […]


Trolleys Then and Now: Newburgh, Walden, Middletown, Goshen

July 17, 2016 2 PM Ray Kelly of the O&W Railway Historical Society will talk about the trolley systems of Orange County, a means of transportation that bridged the gap between the horse and machines powered by internal combustion engines. In this presentation, the audience will take a virtual ride on the trolley between Newburgh […]


The Newburgh Shipyards

August 21, 2016 2 PM In the spring of 1917, Thomas C. Desmond announced he would build a new shipyard on the Hudson near Newburgh. The public met his announcement with skepticism. Shipbuilding was thought to be a dead industry in the area. Glenn T. Marshall, Town of New Windsor Historian, looks at the history […]


Walking Tour of Algonquin Park

September 4, 2016 2 PM Join members of the Historical Society and park supporters as we walk through the Algonquin Park, once an active black powder mill complex is now a 40-plus acre recreational park. Follow tour guides on a history hike and uncover the history behind the historic structures and waterways. For more information […]


Croquet Games at Downing Park

September 18, 2016 1 PM – 4 PM Come and enjoy the game of croquet as we challenge neighboring communities to show their local pride. All ages are welcome and the winning team will be added to the tournament trophy. Event is co-sponsored by the Downing Park Planning Committee, Newburgh Historical Society and the Newburgh […]


High Tea at the Desmond Estate

October 9, 2016 2 PM Join us for tea and chocolate to a benefit the Captain David Crawford House, as we participate in the Mid-Hudson Historic Destinations’ “Taste of History,”. There will be featured talks on fashion and confections, and music for your enjoyment. For more information please call (845) 561-2585. Scroll below for more […]


Annual Meeting

October 16, 2016 2 PM The Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and Highlands will take place at their headquarters, the 1830 Captain David Crawford House. Members of the Board of Managers will come together to review another successful year. Visitors will get to know the Historical Society through committee reports on […]


Candlelight Tour of Homes

December 11, 2016 12 PM – 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 […]