Experts from the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston will be the featured speakers for the annual meeting of the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands on Sunday afternoon, October 20 at 2 pm at the organization’s headquarters, 189 Montgomery Street.
Inside the old Crawford House where a local 19th century ship captain, David Crawford, once watched the approaching weather from his portico overlooking the Hudson River, members and guests will come to understand the timeline of local weather fronts and climate changes through the decades.
Historian Russell Lange, chemist Larry Nummy, and educator Meg Clark will explain the exhibit they have just created at their Kingston museum in conjunction with several other scientific institutions. Their presentation will illustrate the climate changes of the last century and what is predicted for the next decades in this valley.
Before the talk, Historical Society members will conduct an annual meeting, with brief reports on the past year’s activities and the election of officers for the coming year. Members and visitors are invited to tour the house and share refreshments afterwards.
The talk is free to members of the Historical Society and the public is welcome to attend for a $5 donation. For more information call (845) 561-2585 or visit their website.