Lecture series puts spotlight on antiques

Last month I shared news about a gem of an exhibition – “Downton Chappy – Costumes of the ‘Downton Abbey’ Era” – that continues through the end of the year at the New Castle Historical Society in Chappaqua.

Betsy Towl, the society’s executive director, has gotten back in touch to let me know of the society’s upcoming lecture series, which sounds like another winner.

The 10th annual Antiques Lecture and Appraisal Series, sponsored by the society, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on three consecutive Tuesdays in January at the Chappaqua Library, at 195 S. Greeley Ave.

Each of the programs will begin with an antiques specialist offering an informal, 45-minute talk, followed by a brief question-and-answer period. Audience members will then have the opportunity to have two items appraised verbally.

Tony Roy of Westchester Central Trains & Hobbies will talk about model railroads Jan. 7, while jeweler James Levinson of James Levinson Inc. will return Jan 14 to discuss “Do You Know What You Have?” The series will conclude Jan. 21 when Fred Catapano of Westchester County Antique Clocks will talk about his specialty.

To register, call the library at (914) 238-4779; for more on the series, visit newcastlehs.org or call (914) 238-4666.


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