Coronavirus: All public programming is postponed until further notice
Orange County Government has asked all staff that is not "mission-critical" to the COVID-19 response to work remotely. The Office of the Orange County Historian is closed to the public at both the Goshen and Newburgh locations. The Orange County Genealogical Society is also closed until otherwise advised.
The Office of the Orange County Health Commissioner is advising that everyone who is able to do so should remain at home until further notice. Therefore, all meetings, public programming and archive-based research projects, on and off site are canceled/ postponed at this time.
We are still available via email, and will try to answer or forward inquiries when possible.
While we are in isolation, our staff is shifting efforts from the past to the present. We are gathering documents, photos and stories related to the COVID-19 response in Orange County Government and amongst our citizens. We urge you to join us in this effort. If you are in a position to document this unique moment in history, please consider putting materials aside for donation to our archive once the danger has passed.
Stay safe! Try to be productive. Newton discovered gravity in quarantine. Shakespeare wrote King Lear in quarantine.
Johanna Porr Yaun & Nicole Nazzaro