The “Frederick Douglass in Newburgh”project will plan a city-wide celebration for Frederick Douglass' visit to Newburgh in 1870 and the ratification of the 15th Amendment, granting African-American men the right to vote. The project committee, which includes the Fullerton Center, is organizing a series of events inspired by Frederick Douglass' legacy and contemporary issues of … Continue reading Frederick Douglass: Barbershop Conversations
In Citymakers, Cassim Shepard offers a vivid survey of how urbanism today is no longer the domain of just planners, politicians, and power brokers removed from the effects of their decisions, but an array of citizens working at the vanguard of increasingly diverse practices, from community gardeners to architects to housing advocates.
Get ready to add some books to your personal library! We are kicking off our seasonal Book Exchange at the Carriage House! Seven years running and over 2,000 books to explore to suit your curiosity. Join us each month to swap books and get a peek at some living local history. Interested in volunteering? Follow … Continue reading Community: Book Exchange
Join The Fullerton Center for an intimate book launch featuring Danielle Postel-Vinay. How do the French create the elusive and alluring sanctuaries they call home? In her book "Home Sweet Maison" Postel-Vinay sets out to understand the French art of living. She shows you how to create your own French sanctuary no matter where you … Continue reading Author Reading: Danielle Postel-Vinay
In 1895, Newburgh hosted the Suffragette Convention which marked a transition in leadership and continued the momentum for women obtaining the right to vote until November 6, 1917. What is the legacy of this struggle and what does it look like today in Newburgh? In remembering this seminal convention and the hard work of the … Continue reading History Revealed: Newburgh Suffragettes