Time's Crossroads: The History of New Windsor, MD
Times Crossroads book cover.
by Emmy Award winning producer, Frank J. Batavick, Time's Crossroads is the story of our sleepy village, where citizens could hear the cannons booming during the Battle of Gettysburg just 23 miles away, and that Confederate cavalry stripped clean the following year. New Windsor went on to become a popular resort for people from New York to Washington, D.C., and its yearly guest list included the Army officer who captured Geronimo. The town was the home of famous artists and musicians in both the 19th and 20th century, including a man whose paintings sell for $20 million + today, and another who was a Grammy Award winner and keyboardist for Elton John. There have been bank robberies, romantic scandals involving literary lions, and even an appearance by Julia Roberts who shot a film scene in the Methodist church.

The book is heavily illustrated with 156 archival maps, engravings, and photos and is available for sale in the Heritage Committee and Historical Society's gift shops, as well as on (168 pages, $15)


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New Windsor Middle Students on Historic Tour

Local middle school students recently used GPS devices donated by the Heart of the Civil War Heritgage Area to go on a Historic Scavenger Hunt in New Windsor, MD.


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  • Apartment for Rent The apartment above the New Windsor museum is for rent for $1,100 per month (which includes the water & sewer bill). This charming 5 room, 2 bath apartment has a ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2017, 10:47 AM by NWHC Account
  • FREE New Windsor-Themed CHRISTMAS Ornaments! During the month of December (12/2, 12/9, 12/16 from 10:00 - 1:00), we will be GIVING AWAY New Windsor-themed Christmas ornaments to all Museum guests ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2017, 10:25 AM by NWHC Account
  • Time's Crossroads: The History of New Windsor, MD  By Emmy Award winning producer, Frank J. Batavick  - The book is heavily illustrated with 156 archival maps, engravings, and photos and is available for sale at the Heritage Committee's ...
    Posted Sep 1, 2017, 7:08 AM by NWHC Account
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Museum Tour on DVD Upon Request

Due to the historic features of the 1812 building that houses the New Windsor Heritage Committee Museum, accessibility to guests with physical disabilities can be challenging. In order to provide the best possible experience to all guests, NWHC strives to accommodate guests with disabilities by providing alternative experiences, including a video tour, electronic records, and other accommodations to assist with guests’ special needs. With advance notice, we will make every effort to respond to special needs requests.

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Business Meetings of the New Windsor Heritage Committee typically take place the 1st Monday of each month at the Museum