Growing Up In Newburgh

June-Dec 2015.

The Newburgh Historical Society presented the exhibit “Growing Up In Newburgh” in the Stone Floor Gallery of the Crawford House. Local memories, in the form of images, were 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 was a community exhibit featuring a variety of photographs showing families at Downing Park, during parades, socializing downtown and many others.

Note: An abbreviated version of the exhibit is currently on view at the Kaplan Center  on the Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange.

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

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