The Historical Society of Newburgh is set to host former forest ranger Donald “Doc” Bayne, who will talk about ancient secrets and stories of the forest of the Hudson Valley, and The Great Chain over the Hudson River, on Saturday, October 12th, at 2 pm. [Read more…] about Making The Hudson River Chain Talk in Newburgh Saturday
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The Newburgh Historical Society is set to hold their annual holiday house tour on Sunday, December 16th from noon to 5 pm. The property will be decorated with 19th century style fresh flowers, fruit and greens, and at 4 pm, hear carols sung by a members of the Newburgh Chorale.
This year, the Socieety will be open for an additional weekend to give the community another opportunity to see the Crawford House decorated “to the nines” for the holidays. [Read more…] about Newburgh’s 1830 Capt Crawford House Holiday Tours
The Newburgh Historical Society is set to hold their Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 21st. The meeting will feature a lecture series highlighting the hunt in historical research.
The Historical Society receives many research inquiries throughout the year and although the organization is a logical first step, this two part series explores additional research methods and tools as they examine two popular themes this past year – home and water. [Read more…] about Researching Historic Homes Program in Newburgh
The Newburgh Brewing Company is set to host an afternoon fundraiser for the Newburgh Historical Society on Sunday August 19.
Historians and preservationists will be in attendance, and the 16-piece Swing Shift Orchestra will perform a full concert of big band music from the swing era by Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Glen Miller, and more. [Read more…] about Historical Society Fundraiser at Newburgh Brewing
The coalition Preserve Algonquin Park, Town of Newburgh Historian Joe Santacroce, and the Newburgh Historical Society have partnered to share the history of Orange Mills in Newburgh, and the development of Algonquin Park that surrounds it with a walking tour through the scattered gunpowder ruins on June 16th at 2 pm. [Read more…] about Preservationists Leading Tour of Algonquin Park, Newburgh
A Music for Mother’s Day concert featuring nineteenth-century music has been set for Saturday, May 12th at 2 pm, at the 1830 Captain David Crawford House, located on 189 Montgomery Street in Newburgh, NY.
Music will be performed lived by Christopher Brellochs, Cynthia Peterson, and Elizabeth Gerbi. The trio specializes in music of nineteenth century America, developing programs that capture the unique history of each mansion where they perform. [Read more…] about Newburgh Historical Society Concert Planned
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. [Read more…] about Newburgh Historical Society Candlelight Tour Planned
The Newburgh Historical Society will welcome members and guests on Sunday, April 3, for an opening day that will include a slide presentation entitled “Monumental Newburgh.”
Starting at 2 pm, a panel led by Society member Tom Knieser will showcase the many sculptures and memorials installed in the city, with a story behind the motivation and creation of each public monument. [Read more…] about Forum Examines ‘Monumental Newburgh’ Sunday
Heritage tourism is a new name for an old concept. As an archaeology student in Greece, I remember seeing Lord Byron’s name carved on the Temple of Poseidon. His mark among the hundreds of forgotten names reminds us of the well-established motif of traveling to the classical world as part of the Grand Tour. The German word “Bildungsreisen,” used among the nineteenth century elite in Europe, described travel for educational and cultural enlightenment. [Read more…] about Johanna Yaun: Trends in Heritage Tourism
The Newburgh Historical Society invites the public to celebrate 200 years of Newburgh’s favorite son, Andrew Jackson Downing, as it kicks off its 2015 season on Sunday, April 12th, between 1 and 5 pm.
This opening day event will begin with a presentation introducing Downing and how the memorial urban park in his name came to be. Following the talk members offer guided tours of the historic Captain David Crawford House and an opening reception for the Artist’s Choice exhibition featuring the work of fifty local artists. [Read more…] about Andrew Jackson Downing At Newburgh’s Crawford House