Tashae Smith graduated from Manhattanville College in 2017 where she received a degree in history. She majored in history and minored in museum studies. She was the 2015 recipient of the Barnabas McHenry Award from the Open Space Institute through which she collaborated with the Hudson Valley Sound and Story Project to create a self-guided walking tour of African-American history in Newburgh.
Paul Huber stumbled upon the Newburgh on a drive from Connecticut to NYC. Paul has always been inspired by the similarities he sees in Newburgh and Paris.
Johanna Yaun was a historic interpreter at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site from 2004-2011, director of the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands from 2012-2014 and currently serves as the Orange County Historian. Her educational pursuits include degrees in history, anthropology and public administration and has completed field schools in archaeology, historical carpentry and museum studies.
Cher Vick is the editor and creator of hyper local blog, Newburgh Restoration. She has a background in urban planning and has a deep love for historical cities and the study of how they will reinvent themselves for the future.
Michael Aaron Green is the founder of the Fullerton Cultural Center in Newburgh, New York. Since 2009, he has been restoring the 1868 Fullerton Mansion, as well as researching and writing about the earlier occupants of the home. His articles have appeared in New York Archive Magazine, the Orange County Historical Society Journal and the New York History Blog.