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December 2018

Exhibition on View, A Stitch in Time: Needlework from Westchester, 1774 to the Present

December 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - July 31, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Horace Greeley House, 100 King Street
Chappaqua, NY 10514 United States
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Exhibition on view Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 1 pm - 4 pm, and by appointment. The NCHS’s exhibition, A Stitch in Time: Needlework from Westchester, 1774 to the Present, traces the artistry and social history of Westchester girls and women through needlework, from the colonial era to modern day. The exhibition focuses on the how and why of needlework: the techniques used, the skill and creativity exhibited, and the different ways in which the pieces represent evolving societal…

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January 2019

Workshop – Create 19th Century Tin-Punch Decorations

January 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Horace Greeley House, 100 King Street
Chappaqua, NY 10514 United States
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Workshop Brighten up your winter days by attending the New Castle Historical Society's Tin-Punch Decorating Workshop! For children (ages 6 & older) and adults. Throughout the 1700s and 1800s, tinners, also known as tinsmiths or tinkers, used pieces of iron covered in tin to craft everyday objects such as lanterns, cupboards, footwarmers, colanders, scoops, and cooking utensils. Using hammers or mallets, they would curve and bend the tin. Today, tin-punch is often used in decorative pieces for the home. Workshop…

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