New Castle Trivia, 7-12-19

Question: In 1881, a railroad system was extended through New Castle – what was the name of that railroad?

Answer: New York and Northern Railroad

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, 7-5-19

Question: During the Civil War, anti-draft riots abounded and many places, such as Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune office, were attacked – and the office was nearly burned. It has been told that rioters even reached his home in Chappaqua and threatened to burn it, leading to his wife, Mary Greeley, stockpiling gunpowder and threatening to blow up the house if they tried. When did these anti-draft riots occur?

Answer: July 10-15, 1863

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.

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New Castle Trivia, 6-28-19

Question: In what year did the Greeley family move to the house on King Street, which now serves as the headquarters for the New Castle Historical Society?

Answer: 1864

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.

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New Castle Trivia, 6-21-19

Question: What was the name of Horace Greeley’s first residence in Chappaqua?

Answer: The House in the Woods

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.

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New Castle Trivia, 6-14-19

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

Answer: 78

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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.

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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.

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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.