CITY OF NEWBURGH – A ceremony to dedicate a new Civil War monument in the City of Newburgh’s Downing Park will take place at the park at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The art deco-monument that sat along 9W/Robinson Avenue in Downing Park was hit by a car on July 5, 2016, damaging it beyond repair, according to a news release.
Fundraising by residents, veterans’ organizations, Civil War groups and grant money helped pay for a new monument constructed of white Vermont marble from the same quarry used by the Daughters of the Union in 1934 to erect the old monument, according to the release.
The monument’s original plaque was saved and has been placed on the new monument that was erected in May by Columbus Memorials.
The ceremony will take place adjacent to the new monument and will feature a short program followed by period-music and refreshments.
Attendees are encouraged to dress in Civil War-era attire. Seating will be provided.
Parking will be available on Third Street, South Street and within the park, according to the release.