The Newburgh Museum will open its newest exhibit, “O Holy Night,” to celebrate the Christmas season Friday, Nov. 18 with a special reception open to the public on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. The special celebration will help usher in the Christmas season with punch and heavenly sweets being served.

The exhibit will feature a life-sized nativity scene, an angel collection and photos and artifacts from Newburgh’s four oldest churches: St. John’s Catholic Church, Newburgh Presbyterian Church, Newburgh United Methodist Church and Zion United Church of Christ. The early 1900s parlor will be decorated for Christmas with a German feather tree and turn-of-the-century holiday trimmings. The permanent exhibits on Newburghs historic history will remain on display.

The museum will be extending hours during the holidays to Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The Newburgh Museum is located in Preservation Hall, which is located at 2 W. Main Street in downtown Newburgh.

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