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Karpeles Manuscript Library

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Address: 94 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550-5616
Phone Number: (845) 569-4997

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Yes - a treasure in Newburgh

Been awhile since I was there. Wish they got more publicity. This is a treasure....but I do not always know when exhibition changes. An email list?

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Newburgh, New York
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Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

I tried to visit many times but it was never open. I see from other raters that it is but not when I tried.

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Newburgh, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Been awhile since I was there. Wish they got more publicity. This is a treasure....but I do not always know when exhibition changes. An email list?

Thank happyelder
Newburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A friend and myself visited the museum to see a current exhibit "Photography as Art" and were not disappointed. Two local photographers had some wonderful photography on exhibit. The real treasure there is the former Mayor of Newburgh, Donald Presutti. He toured us through the museum and was so knowledgeable about the contents and quizzed us on our knowledge as... More 

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

free admission to a rotating collection of documents from famous people and about famous events in history

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Staff was wonderful and helpful and showed us some great memorabilia. We were less than impressed with the current exhibit; had been there years back when it had a better (we thought) exhibit but the permanent collection on display, while small, is worthwhile viewing.

Thank chlovis
Hudson Valley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

This museum and library is very nice to visit. However as a professional museum site it is lacking as most of the items are reproductions and not originals. The art displays are pretty installations that are on poster board display racks. Great use of an existing building in a community that needs culture!

1 Thank History-Lover-NY
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Interesting exhibits, beautiful old bank building, always free. Can't go wrong ! Part of a group of museums throughout the country which rotates exhibits.

2 Thank jadednewyorker56

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