Picturing Newburgh’s Past
The Newburgh Museum’s newest exhibit, Picturing Newburgh’s Past, will be opening on July 17. This exhibit will feature portraits of some of our early residents along with their homes and businesses. Also on display will be a large collection of vintage cameras, tintypes, and photographic accessories. This window in time will give you a glimpse of Newburgh at the turn of the last century.
The Newburgh Museum is located on State Street in Preservation Hall. Hours of operation are Friday and Saturday 11-3:00. Groups are always welcome and to an appointment call 812-853-5045.
Coal Mining in Newburgh
The Newburgh Museum’s latest exhibit is “Coal Mining in Newburgh.” Newburgh has a rich coal mining history, having underground mines in operation from the 1800s to the mid 1950s. We invite you to learn more about early mining through informative and interesting photographs, artifacts, and a re-created mine shaft.
The permanent displays at the museum tell visitors about the town’s history through four different eras. They include information about the town’s founding, how it got its name, its early industry, a period of decline, and how it has changed in modern times. Displays include items from long-demolished school buildings, one of Newburgh’s first pianos, menus from old restaurants, and more.