The Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and Highlands will take place on Sunday, October 19th starting at 3:00 P.M. at their headquarters, the 1830 Captain David Crawford House in Newburgh. Members of the Board of Managers are to come together to review 2014.
Following the meeting a panel organized by Society member Tom Kneiser will discuss local buildings they have remodeled for vibrant new uses.
The panelists are community members contributing the stories of their experience in converting these old structures. Mary McTamaney, City of Newburgh Historian, will overview Newburgh’s historic buildings and the reasons they lasted through time. Lisa Silverstone, Director of Safe Harbors on the Hudson, will speak on the evolution of the Ritz Theater and future expansion. Madeline Fletcher will present the present and future plans of the Newburgh Community Land Bank. Joseph Fratesi of Atlas Industries will describe renovation and future plans of the arts and industry.
Visitors will get to know the Historical Society through committee reports on the past year’s activities and how the organization met its mission during its 130th year.
Admission to this presentation is $5 per person and free to members of the Society. 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. Their headquarters, the 1830 Captain David Crawford House, which they purchased in 1954 to save it from demolition, symbolizes their dedication to preserving and protecting Newburgh’s assets.
The Crawford House, located at 189 Montgomery Street within the City of Newburgh historic district, is opened for tours on Sundays between 1:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. during the 2014 season.
View the “Made in Newburgh” exhibit, a temporary display open through the fall season. Admission is $5.00 per person. For more information about admission, tours, or programming call (845) 561-2585 or visit their webpage at www.newburghhistoricalsociety.com.