The Historical Society participated again in the Newburgh Volunteer Fair on April 29, 2017, at the Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site. Together with other local nonprofit organizations, we informed visitors about the Society, the Crawford House, and our upcoming program of events. Behind the table, the good word was spread by four volunteers, who are also board members: Roy Spells, Lynn Fischer, Jim Hoekema, and our newest trustee Tramayne Young-Minor.
Tramayne also spearheaded the creation of a new banner with Historical Society logo and name, which can be used with future events to help identify us and promote our branding.
The event was a success. Thanks to infectious enthusiasm behind the table, we signed up about two dozen visitors who expressed interest in getting on the mailing list and possibly volunteering in various ways.
The volunteer fair was sponsored by Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, Safe Harbors of the Hudson, and the Newburgh Free Library coordinated the event. In addition to music and prizes, they even provided lunch! Keep an eye out for the fair next year in the Spring of 2018!