Newburgh Remembers

Newburgh Museum presents the fifth annual Newburgh Remembers event Saturday July 18th and Sunday, July 19th as we commemorate the Raid on Newburgh during the American Civil War. This year’s program has some new and exciting events as well as some old time favorites to enjoy fun-filled activities for the entire family. For historical details, read the full narrative of Johnson’s Raid on Newburgh in 1862.

This year we remember years past through Ray Mulesky who authored Thunder from a Clear Sky: Stovepipe Johnson’s Confederate Raid on Newburgh, Indiana detailing an all-true historic event about the Raid on Newburgh that occurred July 18, 1862 led by Adam Rankin Johnson and a small Confederate cavalry of raiders. Newburgh was the first town north of the Union-Confederate line involved in a Civil War confrontation.  Learn how “Stovepipe” Johnson got his name and how they were aided by local town folks. Mr. Mulesky will be joining us live-streaming through facebook for an interactive book discussion with signed books available for purchase.

Mr. Mulesky and Todd Glass have put together two Historic Civil War Walking Tours on Saturday and will share historic buildings and places as the sights and sounds of the raiders stole guns and ammunition from the warehouse, and raided the town folks of jewelry, silver and food for their band of Confederate raiders.

A favorite of the ladies is the Civil War Afternoon Tea. This year the Ladies Tea will be at Rolling Hills where Clara Barton will be talking about her service to the soldiers on the battlefield. As Ms. Barton talks you will learn how she braved the elements of the battlefield to give the soldiers the most basic care possible given their situation.

Join us on Saturday evening and enjoy a sampling of four bourbons made during the Civil War and still in existence today.  The Bourbon and Jazz event will allow participants to enjoy samples of these old time bourbons as you listen to the Old Dam Community Band play Dixie Jazz. Take a tour through the Museum’s latest exhibit “Hot Time in the Old Town” featuring four area fire departments; a great way to remember how families enjoyed their time on a Saturday evening.

Sunday begins with the Laying of the Wreath as we honor those who perished during the American Civil War followed by church services provided by First Christian Church of Newburgh, Nathan Logsdon, Associate Pastor in the Old Lock and Dam building.

Food trucks, Duffy Shuffle and Pizza Revolution will be available including a local favorite, Kiwanis Ice Cream as old-fashioned children’s games are played on the lawn of the Old Lock and Dam building. Old-time favorites like Duck-Duck-Goose, School of the Soldier, Hot Potato toss and others will be played and small prizes will be given.

The conclusion of Newburgh Remembers will be Historic Church Tours with two options to tour on Sunday. Learn about each churches history and how they survived during the Civil War and what these churches meant to the town folks. The church tours will be at the original sites with the participation of Old Mt. Olive Baptist church, St. John the Baptist Catholic church, Zion Church of Christ and the Old Episcopal Methodist church.

We hope you will join us for some or all of these programs as we remember Newburgh’s capture during the American Civil War. Some of these events are free to the public while others are ticketed events. Each event is described in more detail on the following pages. You have the option to go to Eventbrite to purchase tickets online or call the Newburgh Museum at 812-853-5045. If you are interested in the Ladies Tea, those tickets must be purchased directly from 812-490-4190 or 812-457-7043.

*Please note that we are moving forward with this event while adhering to all CDC guidelines and still taking the COVID-19 situation very seriously. While many of the activities are outdoors, we are encouraging social distancing and are ensuring each activity will allow guests the opportunity to practice as many precautionary measures as he/she wishes.

 

Newburgh Remembers Event Overview

July 18 and 19, 2020

 

Saturday, July 18, 2020

11 am – Historic Walking Tour: Raid on Newburgh, Todd Glass
Newburgh Museum, 503 State Street
Ticket price: $10
Order Tickets on Eventbrite HERE

1 pm – Thunder From a Clear Sky: Stovepipe Johnson’s Confederate Raid on Newburgh, Indiana by author Ray Mulesky Conversation and Book Sign
Location: Newburgh Museum, 503 State Street
Ticket Price: $10; signed book $10
Order Tickets on Eventbrite HERE

1:30 pm – Ladies Civil War Afternoon Tea, Guest speaker, Clara Barton
Location: Rolling Hills Country Club, 1666 Old Plank Rd.
Ticket Price: $25; Call 812-490-4190 or 812-457-7043

2:30 pm – Historic Walking Tour: Raid on Newburgh, Todd Glass
Newburgh Museum, 503 State Street
Ticket price: $10
Order Tickets on Eventbrite HERE

6-8 pm – Bourbon and Jazz: Old Dam Community Band
Location: Newburgh Museum, 503 State Street
Ticket Price: $15/person
Order Tickets on Eventbrite HERE

 

Sunday, July 19, 2020

10:30-11:00 – Laying of the Wreath and 21 Gun Salute, American Legion, Chapter # 44
Location: Old Lock and Dam Building, 525 E Highway 662
Free to the public

11:15-12:00 – Non-Denominational Church Service
First Christian Church of Newburgh
Location: Old Lock and Dam Building, 525 E. Highway 662
Free to the public

12:00-2 pm – Family Food and Fun: Food Trucks and Children’s Games
Location: Old Lock and Dam Building, 525 E. Highway 662
Free to the public

1:30-5 pm – Historic Newburgh Church Tours
Location: Newburgh Museum, 503 State Street
Ticket Price: $15/p; 2 Tour Options: 1:30 pm or 2:30 pm
1:30 Tour – Order Tickets on Eventbrite HERE
2:30 Tour – Order Tickets on Eventbrite HERE

  • Zion Church of Christ
  • Old United Methodist
  • Old Mt. Olive Baptist Church/Ol’ Church on the Holler
  • St John the Baptist Catholic/The Refinery

 

Please arrive 15 minutes early for check-in at each event.

Tickets Available by calling 812-853-5045

 

  • Funding has been provided to Newburgh Museum from Indiana Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020.