Newburgh in the World War, Part II

June 3, 2018
2pm

 
Admission: Free

Location:
Newburgh Heritage Center
123 Grand Street
Newburgh, NY

Please see below for directions

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.


The War On The Home Front: How Newburgh mobilized to support The Great War

Although "the war to end all wars" didn't succeed in that goal, it did succeed in demonstrating American patriotism. Perhaps nowhere did public spirit shine brighter than in Newburgh in the years 1917-1918. This small city on the Hudson was known around the country and around the Red Cross and YMCA aid stations on the European front as the source of great and compassionate aid to the troops.

Refreshments will be served.

Presenter

Mary McTamaney is a 4th generation Newburgher who has been City Historian for 15 years after retiring from a 36-year career as a librarian and library administrator. Preparing for this centennial year marking the end of World War I, Mary has done extensive research on the role of the local NY State Guard troops and particularly of the thousands of citizens who mobilized to support their "boys."

Directions

Use this address for the GPS: 123 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. The Newburgh Heritage Center (also known as the Old Niven Courthouse) will be on your right. The parking lot is just ahead 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. The Newburgh Heritage Center (also known as the Old Niven Courthouse) will be on your right. The parking lot is just ahead 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. The Newburgh Heritage Center (also known as the Old Niven Courthouse) will be on your right. The parking lot is just ahead on the left.