The Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands needs volunteers!

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEWBURGH BAY AND THE HIGHLANDS

  • 10 people are interested
Captain David Crawford House
The 1830 Captain David Crawford House

Volunteering at HSNBH is a great chance for you to:

  • learn more about Newburgh's rich history
  • acquire new skills
  • use your creativity
  • meet new and interesting people
  • help a public organization thrive

Below is a sampling of volunteer opportunities. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to participate or if you have new ideas.

  • Join us on ensure that the HSNBH headquarters is open to the public each Sunday afternoon from 1:00-4:00 PM. Volunteers greet visitors, give tours, manage the gift shop and help with reference and general information questions. Volunteers will be trained Time: A commitment of at least five Sunday's from 1:00-4:00 PM at least per year (April- October). Training time would be one Sunday afternoon from two to three hours.
  • Help us with the maintenance needs of the historic Captain David Crawford House, make interior and exterior repairs as needed and improve and maintain the grounds of our headquarters.Time: Any time commitment would depend on the nature of a project.
  • Light Housekeeping - The Crawford House needs regular, light cleaning. We are looking for a volunteer or volunteers to come in once a month to vacuum, dust and tidy up a bit. On occasion we also need help setting up and taking down exhibitions at the headquarters.Time: Once a month for one to two hours.

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About HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEWBURGH BAY AND THE HIGHLANDS

Location:

Captain David Crawford House, 189 MONTGOMERY ST, NEWBURGH, NY 12550, US

Mission Statement

The Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands is dedicated to preserving, promoting and protecting the unique history, architecture and culture of Newburgh. That story is told through our collections, programs and events. The History Society serves as a unique community resource by providing: Regularly scheduled house tours of its headquarters Educational and cultural events, tours and programs Extensive archives available for academic and public research A collection of artifacts & furnishings 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.

Description

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 presentation of records and data pertaining to the Hudson River Valley, focusing especially on its Revolutionary War history. The 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 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. We are dedicated to preserving, promoting and protecting the unique history, architecture and culture of Newburgh. That story is told through our collections, programs and events.

WHEN

Sun Apr 05, 2020 - Sun Oct 25, 2020

WHERE

189 Montgomery StNewburgh, NY 12550

(41.5088,-74.00803)
 

SKILLS

  • Housekeeping
  • Landscaping
  • Home Repair
  • Sales Process
  • Carpentry
  • Retail / Sales

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 - 6 hours per week

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