Speaking Series

Come join us as the Newburgh Museum hosts a Speaking Series the first Sunday of each month April-November from 1-3 pm. Enjoy the latest exhibit, and hear a different guest speaker each month sharing pieces of Newburgh and the surrounding area’s history.

 

April 3: 1787-1803 Northwest Ordinance and Territory

Joe Herron, Chief of Interpretation and Resource Management for the George Rogers Clark National Historic Park in Vincennes, IN, will cover the 1785 establishment of the great Northwest Territory and the consequential Northwest Ordinance of 1787. Indiana is one of five states derived from these documents that outlawed slavery and provided for public schools in each township.

May 1: George Rogers Clark and Fort Sackville

Lela White, Park Ranger and Volunteer Coordinator for the George Rogers Clark National Historic Park in Vincennes, IN, will discuss George Rogers Clark and his historic capture of Ft Sackville in Vincennes in 1779. This event proved to be the most important victory of the Revolutionary War west of the Appalachian Mountains because it turned over 560,000 square miles into newly established United States land.

June 12*

Indiana Territory and Governor William Henry Harrison 1800-1812

July 10*

The Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery 1803-1806

August 7

Showboats and Excursion Boats: When Entertainment Came to the River

September 4

Young Abe Lincoln in Indiana 1816-1830

October 2

A Leading Lady of Newburgh…Eldora Miner-Raleigh

November 6

The Golden Age of Newburgh, A Thriving River Port. 1840-1870

 


 

In 2021, our schedule included these speakers: 

  • Jay Davis, Yankeetown FD Chief; retired supervisor/Lockmaster, Newburgh Lock and Dam
  • Colleen Talley and Jann Allen with the Warrick County Museum
    ‘Visit Yesterday Today’…..learn what’s new about the history and culture of Warrick County located in Boonville, IN.
  • Newburgh Rocks: Ralph Baker, Certified Petroleum Geologist
    View Archive Video
  • Bill Bartelt, co-editor – Abe’s Youth: Shaping the Future President
    View Archive Video
  • James Hevron discusses the Lincolns of Spencer County.
    View Archive Video
  • William Clark, with David Lutz, “A Brief Look at Different Ancient Cultures in the Tri-State”
  • 100 Years of Vintage Clothing Revisited: Jennifer Greene, Associate Professor of Library Science and University Archivist at the David L. Rice Library, University of Southern Indiana
  • The Audubons in Henderson (1810-1819): Heidi Taylor-Caudill, Curator of the John James Audubon State Park Museum, Henderson, Kentucky
  • Cory Burdette: The Gator Navy – The Importance of the LST in WW2 and Beyond

 

In 2020, our schedule included these speakers: 

  • Jay Davis, Yankeetown FD Chief; retired supervisor/Lockmaster, Newburgh Lock and Dam
  • Aaron Luttrull, Newburgh’s Civil War Culture and Architectural Landscape
  • Mike Wittenbraker, Local Firefighting from an Experienced Professional
  • AJ Mason, The Museum of the Coal Industry, Lynnville
  • Anne Rust Aurand, Newburgh, England