The Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands has announced the appointment of Candace Schuster as its new Executive Director.
Beginning this week, Schuster will oversee the administrative functions of the organization, which is headquartered at the Crawford House, 189 Montgomery Street in Newburgh. 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).
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. She 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.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (845) 561-2585. For more information on the Historical Society exhibits and events, click here.