On July 19, 2016, the Historical Society gratefully accepted a donation of Newburgh-related materials from Darwin Davidson. Raised in the Newburgh area but now living in Deer Isle, Maine, Mr Davidson is descended from the Davidson family who owned and operated the Davidson Brickworks along the river in New Windsor the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The materials include a brick from the Davidson brickworks and the original bell used to call year workers to lunch or dinner breaks! An avid collector of local artifacts, Mr. Davidson also donated a substantial collection of large prints, engravings and maps; several original intact albums; a large collection of post cards relating to Newburgh and the area; and several old and new books on the area and the brick-making industry, and other ephemera.
Our thanks go to Darwin Davidson for his generous donation, and for the effort of transporting the materials all the way from Maine!