It’s the question most commonly asked about this city, with all its beauty and all its struggles so plainly evident. So on October 4th, the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay & the Highlands will host a retrospective to recall “the 1960’s conflict over a plan to curb welfare costs to help meet the city’s financial struggles. The decision sparked a national debate that became known as the ‘Battle of Newburgh.’”
The retrospective will be held on October 6th, from 1pm – 3:30pm at Aquinas Hall on the campus of Mount Saint Mary College is Newburgh. The program will include a viewing of the original NBC White Papers Report and a short video compilation of personal first-hand accounts. This will be followed by a panel discussion with a group of notable historians.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and free to Historical Society Members. Group discounts are available. Visit newburghinretrospect.com for more info.