Newburgh historical society honored

| 30 Sep 2011 | 08:32

    Sugar Loaf — The Orange County Citizens Foundation honored the Historical Society of the Newburgh Bay and the Highlands with the 2010 Seligmann Award on Sept. 2 at 5 p.m. on the grounds of the historic Seligmann Homestead in Sugar Loaf. The award is presented annually to an individual or organization that has shown an outstanding long-term commitment to arts and culture in Orange County. Organizers said the Historical Society serves today as a steward of local history, dedicated to preserving, promoting and protecting the history, architecture and culture of Newburgh. Headquartered in the Captain David Crawford House, the organization offers tours of the house as well as educational and cultural programs. Over 10,000 Newburgh-related photos, documents, maps and other printed materials have been identified and archived by the Newburgh Historical Society. These documents are available to the public for viewing and research. In addition, the society serves as a repository for the collection, preservation and interpretation of local artifacts and revolving exhibitions and houses a permanent collection of Hudson River model ships.