Dear NCHS Members, Neighbors, and Friends,

Thank you for your continued support throughout 2018. Each year, you play an integral role in helping us to preserve, interpret, and share the history of the Town of New Castle with local residents and families, as well as with visitors from near and far.

As we move forward throughout 2018, we are excited to share with you our updated Membership Program. The new program includes expanded benefits for members, such as special guided tours and parties at the Greeley House, as well as shopping discounts at several local businesses. When you have a moment, please check out the new program here: www.newcastlehs.org/join-support/membership/. You can even join or renew your membership directly from the webpage. We hope that the updated member benefits provide an additional layer of fun, excitement, and enjoyment to your experience of community and history in New Castle.

As always, please watch your mail and email for opportunities to participate in programs and events related to our local and regional history! In September, the NCHS will host its first Jazz-Era Picnic in the Park at Chappaqua Station. The event will feature Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra, the world’s premier Jazz-Age dance orchestra, under the canopy of trees in front of Chappaqua Station. Sure to become a Chappaqua annual tradition, guests are encouraged to don their best seersucker outfits or 1920s-inspired garb, sun hats, and dancing shoes! All proceeds from this event benefit the NCHS.

In October, the NCHS welcomes New York State Archivist Tom Ruller to New Castle for a lecture on the colonial period in the Hudson Valley, as described through British and Dutch artifacts and documents. Moving into the holiday season, the NCHS will host the Town’s Annual Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 1st, while also serving as the location for the Northern Westchester Artist’s Guilds Annual Holiday Show.

We look forward to seeing you at the Greeley House!

All the best,

Cassie Ward
Executive Director
New Castle Historical Society