2009: The 300th Anniversary of Newburgh!

In 2009, New York State celebrated the 400th anniversary of Henrik Hudson's sail up the Hudson River in 1709- the first European expedition to do so- and Samuel de Champlain's expedition that took him to first gaze upon the lake that bears his name in the same year. It was also the 200th anniversary of Robert Fulton's first steamboat trip up the Hudson River.

Newburgh is simultaneously celebrated its 300th anniversary. The Palatines arrived from the Palatinate along the Rhine River in Germany in the Spring of 1709 as its first European settlers having been issued a patent by the Queen of England.

As THE source for Newburgh memorabilia, we introduced new souvenirs to commemorate and celebrate Newburgh's history past and present in this banner year. As our first offering we published a limited edition postcard every week in 2009.