Landmark Dedication Ceremony

dedication ceremony


A key event in the restoration of the Dutch Reformed Church was its designation in 2001 as a National Historic Landmark. The U.S. Secretary of the Interior made the designation in response to an application submitted previously.

On Saturday, November 3rd, 2001, a formal ceremony celebrated the Landmark designation. Many thanks are due to the many volunteers who helped make the event possible.


Presentations at the ceremony included:

• Harold J. Porr III, Newburgh City Manager
• James Pepper, National Park Service
• Bernadette Castro, New York State Commissioner of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
• Hon Maurice Hinchey, U.S. Congressman
• Hon. Thomas J. Kirwan, N.Y.S. Assemblyman
• Prof. David Schuyler, Franklin & Marshall College
• Iman Salahuddin Muhammed, Masjid Al Jihad
• Rev. Carlos Lantis, First Presbyterian Church
• Carmella Mantell, Hudson River Valley Greenway
• William Krattinger, New York State OPRHP
• Jim Hoekema, President DRC Restoration Committee
• Lillie Howard, Commissioner Cultural Affairs
• Patricia Sofokles, Soloist
• South Junior H.S. Choir, Dovetta Beamon, conductor

View Press Clippings about the ceremony.