A Rich History
The Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands, headquartered in the 1830 Captain David Crawford House, is a private not-for-profit organization chartered by the State of New York. Incorporated in 1884, the Society was originally dedicated to the collection and preservation of records and data pertaining to the Hudson River Valley, focusing especially on its Revolutionary War history.
As our space has grown, so too has the collection and mission of the Historical Society. In addition to our extensive archives, the Society now boasts an impressive collection of 19th century furnishings, decorative arts, paintings and portraits. Serving as stewards of our history, the Society is dedicated to preserving, promoting and protecting the unique history, architecture and culture of Newburgh.