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January 2021

POSTPONED Online Lecture: History and Home Cooking

January 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

History and Home Cooking Megan J. Elias, Associate Professor, Boston University During the pandemic many people have discovered or rediscovered home cooking. Working from home has turned the frantic after-work cooking rush into a slow all-day multi-stage process. All the dishes we didn’t have time to make before suddenly seem possible. And these new kitchen lives have also led people to reach out to family and friends for recipes. If we can’t eat with people, at least we can share…

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February 2021

Online Lecture: African-American Heritage Foodways in New York – Discovering A Different Root

February 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

African American Heritage Foodways in New York – Discovering A Different Root Wednesday, February 10 7:00 pm via Zoom To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/135883389877 Lecture by Lavada Nahon, Culinary Historian and Independent Scholar For many people the idea of African American foodways equals ‘Soul Food’ or southern cooking. Before the great migration of the 19th century, the foodways of Blacks in New York were based on the culinary traditions of the Dutch and indigenous people as much as they were British…

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April 2021

New Castle Historical Society Annual Meeting & Lecture

April 18, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The 55th Annual Meeting of the New Castle Historical Society will be held for the purpose of electing Trustees and Officers. This year's meeting will take place via Zoom. Following the brief business meeting, our guest speaker will be Derek Anderson, Executive Director of Northern Westchester Hospital who will present a fascinating talk - "Northern Westchester Hospital: Caring for the Community for More Than a Century". Mr. Anderson will explore some of the history of Northern Westchester Hospital and how…

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June 2021

Supper on Senter – Outdoor Dining Event

June 5, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is sponsored by the Town of New Castle Grab your takeout meal from any of the local restaurants and dine alfresco on Senter Street. Enjoy live music, games and beer an wine by Quaker Hill Tavern and bake sale goodies by the New Castle Historical Society. The Horace Greeley House will be open and our lawn will be available for picnic dining and a limited number of tables and chairs on the porch - seating is first come…

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July 2021

Walking Tour – Discover Historic Downtown Chappaqua

July 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Horace Greeley House, 100 King Street
Chappaqua, NY 10514 United States
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SOLD OUT Join the New Castle Historical Society on a walk through time as we explore the history and development of downtown Chappaqua. Did you know there was a shoe factory in Chappaqua and a pickle factory? Do you know where the original Chappaqua train station (or depot as it was called) was located? To find out the answers to these questions, join us for a downtown walking tour and discover the numerous changes that have shaped our community. Registration…

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October 2021

1860s Family Fun Day

October 16, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Horace Greeley House for an afternoon of history, crafts, and games. The days events will feature a member of the 125th NY Volunteer Infantry who will be available to discuss the daily life of a soldier during the Civil War along with a small camp display and artifacts. The 125th NY is a group of “living historians” or re-enactors who are dedicated to educating the public about the American Civil War, and in particular those who…

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SOLD OUT Special Program: Quaker Graveyard Tours

October 24, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Spend a fall afternoon learning about the families who founded our community and shaped its early history. Families such as Kipp, Haight, and Dodge whose names remain on the land. Families who might have lived where you live now! Tours will be at 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm and are approximately 30 - 40 minutes. Tours will be conducted by Gray Williams, New Castle Town Historian and begin at the Chappaqua Friends Meetinghouse, 420 Quaker Road, Chappaqua. Space is limited and…

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November 2021

The Great Holiday Train Show

November 20, 2021 - January 9, 2022

It’s full steam ahead for The Great Holiday Train Show at the New Castle Historical Society! This family friendly event at the Horace Greeley House Museum will be open from November 20, 2021 – January 9, 2022 on Saturdays and Sundays only. This is sure to become a beloved holiday tradition! The display will feature numerous vintage train sets, one dating back 100 years, running throughout the festively decorated rooms of the Horace Greeley House for the holidays. Children and…

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January 2022

Online Program: Explore Westchester’s Revolutionary War Sites

January 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us online for a special program co-sponsored by the New Castle Historical Society, Chappaqua Library and Revolutionary Westchester 250 (RW250)! From the Battle of White Plains and the crucial vote that made the Declaration of Independence unanimous, to the capture of British spy Major John Andre with the plans for West Point in his boots, Westchester County played a pivotal role in the American Revolution. Constance Kehoe, President of Revolutionary Westchester 250 (RW250) will highlight some of these crucial…

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April 2022

Annual Meeting!

April 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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