2019 opening day

Opening Day 2019: Music & the Four Pastellists

The delicate sounds of an antique Newburgh piano will drift through the 1830 Crawford mansion on Sunday, April 14 when the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands opens for the season. The Crawford House will open at 1 p.m.

Visitors can view a new exhibit of art by The Four Pastellists, local painters who specialize in pastels. The artists – Cathy Cahill, Lily Norton, Cathy Praeger and Judy Byrne – will be on hand to talk about their beautiful landscapes and still lifes. Continue reading

When Newburgh Produced Pianos

By Mary McTamaney

Imagine walking to the foot of Broadway in the decade before the Civil War. Newburgh was still a village. The harbor was full of sloops and schooners. The clop of horse hooves was heard moving in every direction. Wagons hauled every kind of material along the wide dirt road: bales of hay, bars of iron, bags of flour, yards of cloth, sacks of groceries and so much more. Among the wagonloads of goods were pedestrians wending their way among herds of pigs and sheep. Continue reading