Join the Newburgh Brewing Company for an afternoon fundraiser on Sunday August 19. Drink beer, wine, or soda and have some great food for a good cause. Historians and preservationists will be wandering around, admiring the splendid adaptive re-use of the old paper box factory building. The Brewery’s cheerful and experienced staff will serve you, but they are generously donating all tips collected between 1pm and 4pm to benefit the Historical Society.
As a special treat, the 16-piece Swing Shift Orchestra will perform a full concert of big band music from the swing era by Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Glen Miller, and the like.
There will be raffles and prizes, including gift certificates to three dozen popular local restaurants and businesses. Also, there will be an art auction with original artwork by local professional artists.
The Newburgh Brewing Company is located at 88 South Colden Street in the City of Newburgh. Raffle tickets for the prizes at $5 each or three for $10. All ages welcome. For more information please call (845) 561-2585.
The Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands was launched unofficially when the Hasbrouck House (Washington’s Headquarters Newburgh) was in danger of demolition after the Revolutionary War. The current Society, incorporated in 1884, has always been an advocate for Newburgh’s history. The Society’s headquarters, 1830 Captain David Crawford House, was purchased in 1954 to save it from demolition and symbolizes their dedication to preserving and protecting Newburgh’s assets.
The Crawford House, an historic house museum and Society’s headquarters, located at 189 Montgomery Street within the City of Newburgh’s Historic District is open for tours by appointment. For more information about admission, tours, or programming please call (845) 561-2585.