03/31/15 7:30am

Growing up in Newburgh

Do you have fond memories of growing up in Newburgh? Do you have a couple of photographs that might help us tell that story? The Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands is seeking photographs from the public that depict familiar scenes of their childhood in Newburgh. For the upcoming exhibit, “Growing Up In Newburgh,” we’d like photos showing families at Downing Park in spring, marching in a parade, lined up for the movies, ice skating at the “Polly,” sleigh riding, shopping downtown, taking the ferry, going to Pete’s Hot Dogs, dance at your first prom or just playing at something really fun.

We want this exhibit to bring back memories and help our community see our city as we first saw it, through children’s eyes and those of their proud parent photographers.

As Russell Lange, curator of the exhibit, expressed in his proposal, “This is an exhibit we can build together as a community to tell our story.”

Photos can be mailed, emailed, or arranged to be scanned at the Society’s headquarters, the Captain David Crawford House, by May 1, 2015. For more information about the exhibit or submitting photographs please visit the Society’s websiteemail them at historicalsocietynb@yahoo.com, or call (845) 561-2585.

02/12/15 7:30am


Ant De Fria has been busy spending countless hours colorizing some of our favorite photos of historic Newburgh. It certainly gives new live to these photos. He has also spent time restoring the Battle of Newburgh video from 1961, which is another great way to see parts of Newburgh that are no longer in existence.



If you have old family photos in Newburgh that you would like to share email me.

09/17/14 11:38am

Kite at WHQSoaring, swirling, kites of all kinds will bob and weave as they dance in the wind at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site during Kites Over the Hudson, on Saturday, September 20th, 2 PM to 4 PM.

Free kites will be given to the first 150 children 15 and under during this Hudson River Ramble event. Prizes will be awarded in various kite categories, and refreshments will be served to all who attend.   And there will be a Kite Hospital, staffed by members of Chapter 1782 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, to repair most kite catastrophes!

More events can be found on the Newburgh Event Calender.

02/12/14 11:30am

Family Memory Services has put together a brilliant video of “Newburgh then and now.” It really helps one grasp what the past hundred years have done to the city, whether it be destruction or survival. And it certainly makes you appreciate all of the buildings that have been able to stand the test of time, and the work any of us can do to make them continue to last for the next 100+ years.

Family Memory Services specializes in restoring old photos. Their Facebook Fanpage has examples of their work, many of them restored Newburgh photos! Enjoy.

Then and Now Collage