The Newburgh Historical Society is holding their annual self-guided Candlelight Tour on Sunday, December 10, between noon and 5 pm.
The 1830 Captain David Crawford House, the Society’s headquarters located at 189 Montgomery Street, is the starting place for the Tour.
The house tour features a diverse assortment of public and private spaces within and beyond the City of Newburgh’s East End Historic District. These include city and suburban houses homes in the rehabilitation process and some of Newburgh’s most important landmarks.
The Crawford House will be decked out in natural greens and floral arrangements, with wreaths and trees, and period decorations typical of the 19th century.
This tour is the Historical Society’s major fundraiser. The money raised is applied towards the preservation of the Crawford House that is undergoing some extensive renovations, including a recently completed top-to-bottom painting of the house’s exterior. Neighbors will open their fascinating houses, showcasing their historic significance or their modern take on holiday expression.
Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (845) 561-2585. Visitors will save $5 off the regular $30 ticket price by purchasing tickets in advance. An illustrated guide booklet and a custom map will be provided to add historical context.
Photo: Crawford House interior front parlor, provided.