Board of Managers
Warren Cahill, President
Allynne Lange, Vice President
Carla Decker, 2nd Vice President
Roy R. Spells, Treasurer
Mary McTamaney, Secretary
Gayle Clark Fedigan
Richard E. Rosencrans, Jr.
Board Members Emeritus
The 2013-2014 scholar-in-residence at the Newburgh Historical Society is Nicole Scholet of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society http://the-aha-society.com/.
About the Society
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. The all-paper Society began in one room in the Newburgh Free Library, moved to two rooms at 48 Second Street, occupied the Glebe House on Clinton Street and finally, found its permanent home in 1954 in the glorious Captain David Crawford House.
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. Our unique story is told through the Society’s collections, programs and events. The Historical Society serves as a unique community resource by providing:
- Regularly scheduled house tours of its headquarters
- Educational and cultural events, tours and programs
- An extensive archives available for academic and public research
- A repository for the collection, preservation and interpretation of artifacts of local historical importance
- Revolving exhibitions
- A permanent collection of Hudson River model ships
The Society is a membership organization, which relies solely on the generosity of its members to continue its mission and stewardship of the Captain David Crawford House.