The New Castle Historical Society’s research facilities are open to the public by appointment.

To schedule a visit, please contact the Historical Society at (914) 238-4666 or at least a week in advance.  We also welcome any reference questions by phone or email.

All Library users must complete and sign a researcher registration form and follow established procedures for the preservation and security of materials.

The Allen Ledger 1856-1859

Research Materials Available

  • Extensive town files
  • Files on religious organizations, including the Quakers
  • Town of New Castle records
  • Family files
  • Historic and recent cemetery records

Reproduction and Publication

Photocopies of materials may be made, for a fee, in accordance with the rules and regulations of United States copyright law.  Photocopies will be made by staff and mailed to the researcher at Historical Society’s convenience after receipt of payment.

Not all materials may be photocopied, for reasons such as preservation, age, or rarity.  Requests for photoduplication will be considered when such duplication can, in the staff’s judgment, be performed without injury to the document.

Permission to examine the manuscripts is not an authorization to publish, display, reproduce, perform, distribute, or prepare derivative works of them. To the extent that it may do so legally, the New Castle Historical Society will ordinarily grant publication rights for scholarly and other purposes permissible under United States copyright law upon written request by qualified applicants.

Please contact us for Licensing and Publication Agreements