Historic Sites & Museums

June 10th, 2015

The Captain David T. Crawford House. 189 Montgomery Street, Newburgh. This 1830 Greek Revival was the house of 19th century shipping magnate David Crawford. On display are exhibits of mid-19th century furnishings, decorative arts and textiles, Hudson River School paintings and model ships. $5 Open by appointment. Exhibit: Growing Up in Newburgh. This community exhibit, hosted by Russell Lange, tells our story featuring a variety of photographs showing families at Downing Park, during parades, socializing downtown, and many others. On display each Sun through Oct. 561-2585.

Gomez Mill House. 11 Gomez Mill House Road, Marlboro. 236-3126. Tour Gomez Mill House, the oldest extant Jewish dwelling in North America continuously lived in for nearly three centuries. Wed. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guided tours at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum. 94 Broadway, (across from City Hall), Newburgh karpeles.com View an extraordinary exhibition of some two dozen original manuscript pages and artifacts relating to the development and early history of baseball in the United States during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Exhibit includes documents showing the founding of the National League and original contracts highlighting the extraordinary career of George Herman “Babe” Ruth (1895-1948), who played in major league baseball for 22 seasons from 1914 to 1935. Included are Ruth’s signed 1933 contracts with the Red Sox and the Yankees, as well as a $25,000 deal he signed with the Boston Braves in his final big league season. On display Thur-Sun May-Aug 2015. Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sun. noon – 4 p.m. Admission is free 569-4997.

New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, 374 Temple Hill Road, Town of New Windsor. New Windsor Cantonment was the final encampment of the northern Continental Army, in 1782-83. Here over 7,000 soldiers and 500 family members endured the winter and prepared for a renewal of the fighting in the spring. Instead peace was proclaimed and after 8 long years of war they returned home. New Windsor Cantonment is co-located with The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, dedicated to collecting, preserving and telling the story of America’s military wounded or killed in combat.

Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site. Corner of Liberty & Washington Streets, Newburgh. Served as General George Washington’s army headquarters from April 1782-August 1783, his longest stay during the Revolutionary War. First government owned and operated historic house museum in the U.S., which marks the beginnings of the historic Preservation Movement. Birthplace of the Badge of Military Merit, the forerunner of the Purple Heart. “Unpacked & Rediscovered: Selections from Washington’s Headquarters’ Collection” More than 1,300 artifacts are on display including dolls, souvenirs of past wars, local Newburgh history, military weapons and domestic implements. Hours: Fri. – Sat., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Admission: Adults – $4, Seniors/Students – $3, children 12 and under – free. 562-1195.

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