Helen Gearn Memorial Library
The Historical Society has an archive of materials including books, documents, photos, maps and ephemera that focus on local citizens, businesses and architecture.
The Gearn Library database can be accessed online by clicking HERE. (Please note, our extensive photograph collecton has not been added to our online database as of this date.)
Questions may be forwarded using the form below. All questions must be submitted in writing. If you are interested in making an appointment to visit our archives, please call 845-561-3790. Please do not leave questions at this number, it is to be used for appointment requests only.
We are happy to help you with your search for information on Newburgh and will perform a free search of your topic for the first 30 minutes. After that, we reserve the right to charge for time at $10 per half-hour plus the cost of copies and postage (members pay $5 per half-hour).
Our library is staffed by volunteers on a part-time basis. We will make every effort to answer your query in a timely manner. Your patience is appreciated.
If you are seeking genealogical information, please contact the Orange County Genealogical Society (click on Links to the left to access their website).
Another valueable source of local history and genealogical information is the Local History Room of the Newburgh Free Library (click on Links to the left to access their website).
For a schedule of imaging and reproduction fees, please click HERE.
Research Request Form
The Historical Society is a contributor to the Newburgh Heritage Collection on www.hrvh.org where you can find documents and images related to many communities throughout the Hudson Valley. (News about this collection (HV Insider article).)