Candace Schuster, Executive Director

Executive Director Candace SchusterThe Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands is pleased to announce the appointment of Candace Schuster as its new Executive Director. Effective August 15, 2016, Ms. Schuster will oversee the administrative functions of the organization, which is headquartered at the Crawford House, 189 Montgomery Street, Newburgh NY 12550. She will be available in person at the Crawford House on Mondays and Fridays, 2-5 pm, and on Sunday afternoons 1-4 pm during the house’s open season (through October).

Ms. Schuster has worked for 10 years in administrative roles at Vassar College, and previously was director of Vintage Village in Highland, NY.  She is also a former trustee and long-term volunteer at the Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society. She has considerable experience in organizing exhibitions and events; maintaining collections and archives; and creating and maintaining websites and social media services.

Candace holds an ABA in business administration and a BA in history and museum studies from the State University of New York. She is a long-standing member of several history-related professional associations, including the Museum Association of New York and the Greater Hudson Heritage Network.

Please join us in welcoming Candace to her new leadership role at the Newburgh Historical Society. She can be reached at or 845-561-2585.

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