Historic Nicoll House Available for Tours on Labor Day Weekend

The Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands has announced that the privately owned Nicoll House, perhaps the oldest house in New Windsor, will be available for tours on Saturday, September 1st. This will be a rare opportunity to visit this 1730’s farmhouse built along the Moodna Creek on the sight of the first settlement in New Windsor, and which has been carefully maintained over the years by a succession of conscientious homeowners who have appreciated the historic significance of the home. Continue reading

Picture Gallery: 108 Join Walking Tour of Historic Cemetery

It was questionable whether those who made reservations to join Sunday’s walking tour would stay home due to the heat or choose to be some place cooler. By the date of the event, July 12th, we accumulated exactly 100 reservations. Yes we were impressed, but there were concerns about the weather. Earlier in the week, rain was in the forecast, but soon after, the clouds cleared and high temperatures took their place. Continue reading

Picture Gallery: Planning a Walking Tour of St. George’s Cemetery

By Matthew Colon

On July 12th, the Newburgh Historical Society and St. George’s Episcopal Church are leading a walking tour of St. George’s Cemetery. It is a collaborative effort that involved many people to plan what will be a wonderful event. Four tour guides will lead members of the public for a half mile walk through one of Newburgh’s remarkable cemeteries. Along the way, the history of Newburgh will be told through the stories of select citizens from the American Revolution through the present. Continue reading

Cemetery Tour Brings to Life Notable Figures of the Past

NEWBURGH, NY – Within the City of Newburgh’s historic district and around the corner from Washington’s Headquarters is the remarkable St. George’s Cemetery. Established in 1838, this burial ground that overlooks the Hudson River is filled with stories once lived by those interred, from the American Revolution through the present.

Both the Newburgh Historical Society and St. George’s Episcopal Church invites the public on a guided walking tour on July 12th starting at 2:00 p.m. Continue reading