Orange County Historian to host ceremony to honor celebrated author David Schuyler

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Schuyler, a Newburgh native, was Andrew Jackson Downing’s biographer

GOSHEN – The Downing Park Planning Committee of Newburgh is hosting a spring tree planting and dedication ceremony to honor celebrated author David Schuyler, a Newburgh native who is Andrew Jackson Downing’s biographer.

The event will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 9 and family, friends and colleagues are invited to attend at Downing Park. Orange County Historian Johanna Yaun will host the event, which will include welcoming remarks from Downing Park Planning Committee President Kathy Parisi.

Yaun will provide remarks and insights into Schuyler’s achievements. Schuyler, who passed away last July, was a professor of American Studies at Franklin Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and he edited, authored, and co-authored many additional works on architecture and historic preservation.

Schuyler grew up on Grand Street just one half a city block from the property on which was once Downing’s home and orchards. The Downing Park Planning Committee would like to thank Jon Joseph Welding & Fabricating, Inc. and Palisi Autobody, Inc. for furnishing and painting the commemorative plaque base, and John Giudice and members of the Delano Hitch Restoration Fund for cementing it.