House by Ralph DerbyMission: Located in the scenic East End District, The Fullerton Mansion Center for Culture and History seeks to revive Newburgh’s grandeur by collaborating on cultural programs, promoting historical research and discourse, and offering its facilities for community events.

The Fullerton Center’s highlighted programs include Author Reading Sessions, Music Recitals, and the long-standing Book Exchange (BkEx) in the adjacent carriage house. Special collaborations include The Suffragette celebration in 2017 and The Frederick Douglass commemoration in 2018.

Vision: The overall vision is to help Newburgh achieve its potential as a broadly diverse, culturally dynamic urban environment; and to regain its status as a jewel of the Hudson Valley.  From our base in the historic Mansion, we seek to blend old and new — promoting and assisting a wide variety of artistic endeavors, and also activities embracing Newburgh’s rich history.

We propose to work closely and cooperatively with existing non-profit and community organizations, supporting their core activities and also fostering greater dialogue and cooperation among them.

We hope to promote wide public recognition of Newburgh’s role in the greater tableau of United States history, and greater pride and awareness within the local community of the city’s heritage, including its rich stock of architectural treasures.

We intend to focus special attention on Newburgh’s historic role in the development of gardening and landscape architecture in America, and to connect this heritage with programs to beautify the city.

At the same time, we remain acutely aware of the needs of Newburgh’s low income community, and are committed to finding ways to bring the benefits of art, history and creative endeavor to the entire community.


Board of Directors

Michael Green, Founder

Naomi Hersson-Ringskog, President

Liz McEnaney, Treasurer

Rebeca Ramirez, Secretary

Kristen Mahoney, Treasurer

Beth Sigler

Austin DuBois, Esq

Interns: The Board of Directors are thrilled to be working with curious and passionate interns. Together we seek to impart a meaningful professional experience that builds a cultural institution in Newburgh. Join us! Share your ideas, sign up to volunteer, suggest programs or collaborations, or get involved. Email




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For Fall 2018, we are delighted to be working with Del Williams. This Fall Del will be learning about project management and marketing of the Frederick Douglass project and initiating research on the history and context of his visit in 1870.



For Summer 2018, we are delighted to be working with Sophia Grausso. This Summer Sophia will be immersing herself in marketing of the book exchange and community outreach.

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For Spring 2018, we are delighted to be working with Julie Striano. This semester Julie will be combining her talents in storyboards and cartooning to animate the history of the Fullerton Mansion.