Annual Meeting

October 16, 2016 2 PM The Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and Highlands will took place at the 1830 Captain David Crawford House on October 16. Members and visitors received an update on the past year’s activities and how the organization met its mission. After the business meeting, attendees heard an […]


Croquet Games at Downing Park

September 18, 2016, 1-4 pm. Turnout was smaller for the 2016 Croquet Tournament compared to last year (above), due to weather reports that couldn’t decide whether it would rain or not. As it happened, there was no rain, and the not-that-fierce competition was enjoyed by the dedicated athletes and fancy dress fans, who had at […]

Newburgh Brewery

Brewery Fundraiser

Sunday, August 28, 1-4 pm. Join us at the Newburgh Brewing Company for”Beer, Band & Bounty” an afternoon fundraiser for the Historical Society. Drink beer, wine, or soda (or not) and have some great food for a good cause! You’ll be served by the Brewery’s cheerful and experienced staff. All tips will go to the Historical Society! Music […]


Talk: Newburgh Shipyards

August 21, 2016, 2pm. 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. Not quite! Glenn T. Marshall, Town of New Windsor Historian, looks at the […]


Trolleys of Orange County

July 17, 2016 2pm. 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 and […]


Newburgh Illuminated

June 18, 2016. 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 of river crossing before motorists […]


Monumental Newburgh

April 3, 2016. The Newburgh Historical Society welcomed members and guests for a slide presentation and panel discussion entitled “Monumental Newburgh.” Led by Society member Tom Knieser, the slideshow and panel presentations showcased the many public sculptures and memorials installed in the city. There is a story behind the motivation and creation of each public […]


Antiques on the Lawn

May 14, 2016 9am-4pm. The Newburgh Historical Society took part in Newburgh’s Annual Historic District Yard Sale. Many items from the Society’s Gift Shop were discounted. Journey down Grand and Montgomery Streets and visit other homeowners participating in this sale. You may find clothes, furniture, china, electronics, tools, antiques, household goods, books, plants, and more. […]