Here Comes The Bride Costume Exhibit at the Horace Greeley House

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Come and view gorgeous wedding gowns from our extensive collection and gowns on loan from our friends. On view will be a custom made Vera Wang gown worn by Venessa Williams, a gown from the Gibsons Girl era, a tea length wedding ensemble, a lace embellished 1970s gown and many more.  Did you know that some wedding traditions are relatively modern, such as the diamond engagement ring, and others, like the wedding kiss, go back to the Romans.  The white dress became a wedding tradition after Queen Victoria chose to wear a white gown when she married Prince Albert in 1840. Up until then, royalty had worn silver dresses.  This newest exhibit will run through mid-January 2015. Hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays from 1 - 4 pm. 

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Notable Neighbors in New Castle

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New Castle has been favored with many notable residents, past and present, who have made impact locally and nationally.

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Producers, directors, actors and writers have found New Castle an ideal spot to live. Did you know that Peter Berg, director of Lone Survivor, grew up in Chappaqua?  Or that three of the famous Arkin family graduated from Horace Greeley High School?  Or that broadway actress Kelli O'Hara lives in town?

Outstanding scientist from home and abroad have resided here while working with IBM and other research companies.  Business executives of major companies, sports figures of national recognition, musicians, and politicians have also made New Castle home.  Did you know that David Da-I Ho, a prominent aids researcher, Paul Iams, the pet food company founder, Carrie Chapman Catt, a famous suffragette, Leo Esaki, a Nobel Prize winner and Woody and Arlo Guthrie, folk singers, all called this community home?

This exhibit highlights some of the notable people who have lived in New Castle.  Unfortunately, it is impossible to include everyone in our limited exhibit spaceTherefore we have created a more complete list in our "Notable Neighbors Notebook".  If anyone has been omitted, please let us know.

New Castle has been favored with many notable residents, past and present, who have made an impact locally and nationally.

New Castle's Beginnings - Our Founding Farms

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Our 2013 exhibit, New Castle's Beginnings - Our Founding Farms is now on display at the New Castle Town Hall.  This exhibit  traces our town's origins from Native American lands through the farms of the nineteenth century, to the estates and housing developments that turned New Castle into the community we know today.  A focus on several local farms and their products will be featured - Sutton Farm, Dodges Farm, Brann Farm, Taylor and Annadale Farms, and of course the Greeley Farm.

The first farms of New Castle were established on large tracts of land purchased from the Native American tribes of the Mohegan Confederation, including the Sintsincks.  Even our hamlet's name, Chappaqua, has Native American roots.  The area was called Shepequa, which referred to the abundant water sources that made farming possible.  Many other Native American words have been retained in the names of our streets and landmarks.

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