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Local History/Newburgh Free Library: NY Heritage & HRVH

NY Heritage & Hudson River Valley Heritage


The Newburgh Free Library has been a participant in the Hudson River Valley Heritage project, a digitization initiative which provides universal access to unique collections of historical significance in the Hudson Valley since 2007.  The library has entered collections of historic photographs and maps from the Newburgh area.  These include photographs of Newburgh during the Hudson Fulton Celebration in 1909, other historic photographs of early Newburgh, and a collection of topographic maps of the area from the 1850’s.

Upgrades to the digitization program platform has necessitated migrating many of the historic pictures to a new site named New York Heritage.  To access this site, go to:   All future photograph collections will be added to the NY Heritage site.  The digitized newspaper collections will still be found at: and can be accessed by clicking on Newburgh Free Library collection button.

To contact the Local History Librarian for more information, or to make an appointment, call 845-563-3617 or 845-563-3608.