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DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH

Once-thriving town takes pride in restoring church

DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH
Newburgh, New York, United States
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BACKGROUND

Built between 1835 and 1837, the Dutch Reformed Church in Newburgh, New York, sits on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River and is a reminder of the wealth that came early to settlements in New York. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

Following Watch listing in 2006, WMF supported the design for the roof restoration, and in summer 2009, we launched a field school program at the Dutch Reformed Church, in partnership with the City of Newburgh, the National Park Service, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, and the Newburgh Preservation Association.

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WHY IT MATTERS

The Dutch Reformed Church is an important symbol of the role Newburgh played in the cultural, social, and economic development of the emerging United States. (...)

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IN THE MEDIA
Students Restoring Historic Church
Your News Now, Friday, August 6, 2010
VIDEOS
World Monuments FundRestoring the Dutch Reformed Church—Season 2
October, 2010

In summer 2010, World Monuments Fund returned to Newburgh, New York, for the second season of its field school program at the Dutch Reformed Church. Working in partnership with the City of Newburgh, the National Park Service, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, and the Newburgh Preservation Association, the program allowed several high school students to participate in the six-week, hands-on program. Trained by preservation experts, the students repaired and restored windows and exterior architectural details while learning preservation best practices. This 6-minute video documents their experience.

Restoring the Dutch Reformed ChurchRestoring the Dutch Reformed Church
October, 2009

In summer 2009, World Monuments Fund launched a field school program at Newburgh’s Dutch Reformed Church, in partnership with the City of Newburgh, the National Park Service, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, and the Newburgh Preservation Association. Twelve high school students attended the six-week, hands-on program, learning preservation techniques while making repairs to fire-damaged parts of the church and repairing and restoring windows and exterior architectural details. This 9-minute video documents their experience.