Growing Up in Newburgh

Growing Up In Newburgh

June 7, 2015 – December 31, 2015

Memories, in the form of images, have been brought together with the goal of helping the community see the city as many first saw it, through children’s eyes and those of their proud parent photographers. This is a community exhibit featuring a variety of photographs showing families at Downing Park, during parades, socializing downtown and many others.

All the images included have been donated by a supportive community and have never before been featured in a Newburgh Historical Society exhibit. Sixteen members of the community have contributed over 120 images captured from the late 19th century through the 20th century. One unique item provided is a 1960s film of a family ice skating on the frozen pond, known locally as the “Polly,” at Newburgh’s Downing Park.

AwardForExcellence_Badge_180x143The Greater Hudson Heritage Network’s Award for Excellence recognizes the Society for community collaboration and documentation in the creation of the exhibit “Growing Up In Newburgh” which brought together members of the community through contributions of images, newspaper clippings, objects and a video that represent growing up in the historic city.

 

 


Stone Floor Gallery

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  1. Parades and Processions
  2. Interactive – Share your memories!
  3. Just Kids Growing Up
  4. Music
  5. Teens and Young Adults
  6. Historic Moments
  7. Downing Park
    Includes a terrific film of a family ice skating on the frozen pond, known locally as the “Polly,” at Newburgh’s Downing Park.
  8. Newburgh Free Academy
OB.1 Tricycle
OB.2 Fire Chief Pedal Car
OB.3 Yankee Clipper Sled

 
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