New Castle Trivia, 6-14-19

Question: How many acres did Horace Greeley purchase in Chappaqua for his summer home?

Answer: 78

Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.

New Castle Trivia, in collaboration with the Town of New Castle eNewsletter.

New Castle Trivia, 6-7-19

Question: In about 1817, a tavern was constructed in what would become Millwood, leading to its birth as a hamlet in New Castle. What was the name of the tavern?

Answer: Granite House Inn and Tavern

Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.

New Castle Trivia, in collaboration with the Town of New Castle eNewsletter.

New Castle Trivia, 5-31-19

Question: In 1828/1829, the Quakers divided into two sects – what were the names of these sects?

Answer: Hicksites and Orthodox

Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.

New Castle Trivia, in collaboration with the Town of New Castle eNewsletter.

New Castle Trivia, 5-24-19

Question: What was the name of the man who donated land for the Chappaqua Quaker graveyard circa 1745

Answer: John Reynolds

Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.

New Castle Trivia, in collaboration with the Town of New Castle eNewsletter.

New Castle Trivia, 5-17-19

Question: In what year was the first annual meeting for the town of North Castle?

Answer: 1736

Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.

New Castle Trivia, in collaboration with the Town of New Castle eNewsletter.

New Castle Trivia, 5-10-19

Question: the land that became New Castle lay between the manors of two very prominent Dutch families in New York. What were the names of the manors? Alternately, what were the names of the two families?

Answer: Philipsburg Manor and Van Cortlandt Manor / Philipse and Van Cortlandt

Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.

New Castle Trivia, in collaboration with the Town of New Castle eNewsletter.

New Castle Trivia, 5-3-19

Question: In the final phase of the Revolutionary War, forces under George Washington and the Comte de Rochambeau met, joining forces to begin the campaign which would result in victory at Yorktown. What is the modern day name for the place of this meeting?

Answer: Mt. Kisco

Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.

New Castle Trivia, in collaboration with the Town of New Castle eNewsletter.

New Castle Trivia, 4-26-19

  • Question: What was the name of the Native American tribe which originally inhabited Chappaqua and the surrounding lands? What language family were they part of?

Answer: Wappinger Tribe, Algonquin

Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.

New Castle Trivia, in collaboration with the Town of New Castle eNewsletter.

New Castle Trivia, 4-19-19

  • Question: What was the name of the glacier which left the Hudson Valley, allowing for human settlement more than 10,000 years ago?

Answer: Wisconsin Glacier

Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.

New Castle Trivia, in collaboration with the Town of New Castle eNewsletter.

New Castle Trivia, 4-12-19

Question: In what year did the current Chappaqua Railroad Station open? Who donated the land to allow for its construction at its present location?
Bonus question: The road leading to Chappaqua Station is named Woodburn Avenue. Who is it named after?

Answer: 1902; Gabrielle Greeley; Horace Greeley’s Mother, Mary Woodburn.


Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.
New Castle Trivia, in collaboration with the Town of New Castle eNewsletter.

New Castle Trivia, 4-5-19

  • Who was Horace Greeley’s opponent in the 1872 Presidential Election?
From the Library of Congress

Answer: Ulysses S. Grant


Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.

New Castle Trivia, in collaboration with the Town of New Castle eNewsletter.

New Castle Trivia, 3-29-19

  • Who was the founder of Scarsdale Manor, and one of the partners in the Western Patent, which included the land that became New Castle?

Answer: Caleb Heathcote

Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.


New Castle Trivia, in collaboration with the Town of New Castle eNewsletter.