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New Castle's Carrie Chapman Catt & The Women's Suffrage Movement: Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage in New York State 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State. New York State awarded this right to women three years before the 19th Amendment expanded it nationwide. In honor of this significant anniversary, the New Castle Historical Society is creating a special exhibition exploring the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the life of Carrie Chapman Catt, a leading…Find out more »
In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery in New York’s Hudson River Valley 1735–1831 by Susan Stessin-Cohn and Ashley Hurlburt-Biagini foreword by A.J. Williams-Myers, Black Studies Department, SUNY at New Paltz I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs. ---- Frederick Douglass Featuring 523 archival newspaper notices for runaway slaves, plus notices for slaves captured, slaves for sale, and notices offering to purchase slaves, all with full transcriptions. Includes 9 tables analyzing the data in…Find out more »
Come and Meet Your (Former) Neighbors: Now Permanently Residing at Fair Ridge Cemetery Public Reception and Walking Tours Sunday, October 29, 12:30 – 4:30 pm Walking tours of the monuments of historic New Castle families at 1:00, 2:15, and 3:30. Attendance limited. Please register by contacting Cassie Ward, NCHS Executive Director, at 914-238-4666 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration Recommended | Walk-ins Welcome Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Cemetery’s Founding! Sponsored by Fair Ridge Cemetery and New Castle Historical Society Free Admission |…Find out more »
Please stop by the New Castle Historical Society for a PURSE AND ACCESSORIES PARTY on Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 10 am – 4pm, at the Horace Greeley House in downtown Chappaqua, NY. All of the proceeds from this special sale and party will benefit the New Castle Historical Society. Visitors & shoppers are invited to stop by the Horace Greeley House to enjoy light refreshments while shopping for an array of stylish purses and accessories! This fundraiser is open…Find out more »