What the Heck Happened to Newburgh?

Photo from Newburgh Restoration

Photo from Newburgh Restoration

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.


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