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Historical Lecture: A Man for Our Time: Rev. Dr. John Brown

August 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The second part of the joint program by the Newburgh Historical Society and St. George’s Episcopal Church continues on August 2nd at 3:00 p.m. with a history talk about the Rev. John Brown. During the first part of their partnership, over 100 members of the public toured through the historic St. George’s Cemetery, which was founded by the Rev. Brown in 1838. The talk, “A Man for Our Time: The Rev. Dr. John Brown, D.D.,” will be presented by Madelaine Piel, historian, genealogist and a Rev. Brown descendant.

Join them as they explore the life of this notable Newburgh citizen whose life spanned the birth of the nation and through the Gilded Age. He founded the Newburgh Horticultural Society, was involved in the founding of St. Luke’s Hospital, welcomed American Revolution General Lafayette during his visit to America in 1824, and from his garden on First Street bloomed the historic neighborhood known as “Quality Row.”

The talk will take place in the John Brown Room of St. George’s Church, located on 105 Grand Street, Newburgh. Admission is $5 per person and money collected will be directed to the care of St. George’s Cemetery. Reservations are suggested.

Please call (845) 561-2585 or visit their website, http://newburghhistoricalsociety.com/, to make a reservation. Additional information about the event and directions may be found on the Society’s website.

Refreshments will be provided by the St. George’s Cemetery Committee.


August 2, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands
(845) 561-2585


St. George’s Church
105 Grand St
Newburgh, NY 12550 United States