TUESDAY: NC Historical Society’s Antiques Lecture & Appraisal Series: This one’s on modern!

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Uncover your hidden treasures!  Join us at the last of the New Castle Historical Society’s popular annual Antiques Lecture & Appraisal Series on Tuesday, January 24, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Chappaqua Library.  Always an exciting event, the series provides the community with the unique opportunity to have their suspected treasures appraised by experts in their respective fields.

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Autumn “Chappaqua Correspondences” collected from the “Mount Kisco Recorder” 1884-1890

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It’s interesting to see what the local paper, “The Mount Kisco Recorder,” believed were its readers’ interests 120 years ago.  The talk is all about the shoe factory and apple orchards.

1884 – Mr D. G. Boyd has put a new shingle rood on the Union Church, which has been very much needed for a long time.

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Calling All Treasure Hunters, come join the Horace Greeley History Hunt!

Source: New Castle Now

You’re here to start a History Hunt
We hope you win a prize.
You’ll read some clues, wear out your shoes,
But always use your eyes.
This first clue takes you where they cooked,
So go downstairs and take a look…

And so begins the “Horace Greeley History Hunt.”  Are you a treasure hunter at heart?  Do you love to solve riddles and puzzles?  What about unlocking codes?  And how about geo-caching?

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Horace Greeley and the story of a certain sea captain

Source: New Castle Now

Editor’s note:  Following is a little anecdote of her father’s that Horace Greeley’s daughter, Gabrielle Greeley Clendenin, remembered from her youth.  It is taken from “Proceedings at the Unveiling of a Memorial to Horace Greeley at Chappaqua, N.Y. February 3, 1914.  A Personal Impression of Horace Greeley.”

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