Garden-party fundraiser set for Chappaqua

The Horace Greeley House, looking down King Street. Photograph courtesy the New Castle Historical Society.

The New Castle Historical Society will host its inaugural garden-party fundraiser Sept. 19 at its Chappaqua headquarters.

“An Evening in Greeley’s Garden” will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. that evening on the grounds of the Horace Greeley House Museum on King Street.

The event will include live Civil War-era music performed by a string band, along with beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres. There will also be a silent auction.

In announcing the event, Cassie Ward, the society’s executive director, said in a release, “The New Castle Historical Society is extremely excited to offer this first-time special event at the Greeley House. The Garden Party is an opportunity for local residents and their guests to experience our museum and grounds in a new and unique way. The Garden Party will provide guests with the chance to experience the museum’s outdoor space similar to the way Horace Greeley did in the mid-1800s when he established his country home and farm in what is now downtown Chappaqua.”

All proceeds from this event will benefit the New Castle Historical Society, a nonprofit educational organization “that seeks to discover, preserve, and share knowledge about the history of the Town of New Castle and about the life of Horace Greeley.”

General admission tickets begin at $65.

The society’s fall calendar also includes a number of new programs.

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– Mary Shustack

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