Newburgh Free Library

124 Grand Street
Newburgh, New York 12550
Phone: 845-563-3600
Heather H. Georghiou - 845-563-3617 -

Newburgh Free Library


The Newburgh Free Library is located in the City of Newburgh in the Hudson Valley region of New York State. The library's service area is the Newburgh Enlarged City School District, making it the hometown library for the City of Newburgh, the Town of Newburgh, and the Town of New Windsor. Since 1852 we have provided library resources that enhance our residents’ quality of life.

The Newburgh Free Library collects, organizes and makes available information, materials, and activities to serve the public’s informational, recreational, cultural and educational needs within the limitations of space and budget. The major emphasis of the Local History Collection is historical information about the geographical area encompassed by the Enlarged Newburgh City School District. The collection houses materials in a variety of formats including, but not limited to: books, pamphlets, local church records, local cemetery records, census records for Newburgh and surrounding counties, historic landmarks, land grants, maps, microform duplicated books, cd rom disks, photographs, post cards and scrapbooks.

Presented here is a selection of materials available in the Local History Room. The materials illustrate the social, cultural, economic and political history of the City and Town of Newburgh from the late 18th to the 20th century.

Newburgh Free Library is a member of the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council.


East End Historic District Inventory Photographs

Photos of historic buildings in Newburgh, N.Y. taken between 1978 - 1980.

Edmund Blunt Topographic Map Collection

This collection consists of 66 maps of Newburgh and the surrounding area created between 1852 and 1858.

Edward M. Ruttenber Collection

This collection contains manuscripts, including handwritten copies of regimental histories and individual personal histories of Orange County soldiers who fought in the Civil War.

Frank Estabrook Collection

This collection consists of pages from the 1895 "souvenir" book called "Sketches" that Estabrook created.

Hudson-Fulton Celebration, 1909

Photographs documenting the 1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration in Newburgh.

James E. Horton Collection

Three 19th century diaries of James E. Horton, resident of Newburgh, NY.

Newburgh Free Library Historic Images and Documents

This collection includes a variety of historic documents, photographs, postcards, booklets, and flyers, from the library's Local History Collection.

Newburgh Glebe Documents

This collection provides a record of the Glebe's activities from the 1790s through the early 1900s.

St. Patrick's High School

This collection includes yearbooks, student newspapers and other materials related to St. Patrick's High School in Newburgh, NY.