Programming springs into place

New Castle Historical Society has announced its lineup of spring programming, which includes its popular “Castles of New Castle” House Tour.

Cassie Ward, the executive director, of the New Castle Historical Society – headquartered at the Horace Greeley House in Chappaqua – has shared the lineup of its spring programming.

We’re happy to share the highlights:

  • “Stitch & Sip,” 6 to 9 p.m. April 25 at the Horace Greeley House, 100 King St., Chappaqua – Similar to popular “Wine & Paint” nights, guests are invited to the Greeley House to create a decorative needlework sampler (no experience necessary and appropriate for all skill levels) while enjoying wine and the company of other stitchers. Please feel free to “pop in” for any length of time, long or short. Are you in the middle of an embroidery project at home? Guests are also invited to bring their personal projects along to work on them right in the museum in a social setting.
  • “Make Your Own Decorative Sampler: Workshop for Kids,”1 to 5 p.m. April 27 at the Greeley House – Children ages 7 and older are invited to the Greeley House to make a decorative burlap sampler featuring a fish and a variety of decorative borders.
  • NCHS 53rdannual meeting, 2 to 4 p.m. April 28 at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 191 S. Greeley Ave., Chappaqua – Featuring guest speaker Monica Randall, author of “Phantoms of the Hudson Valley: The Glorious Estates of a Lost Era.” The book “captures the architectural splendor of 26 palatial estates that have had periods of disrepair or have been demolished along the Hudson River. These stately mansions recall the aristocratic luxury of a bygone era, with their turrets and spires, rambling porticos, gleaming columns and glaring gargoyles. The author will also discuss the some of the restless phantoms she learned about while interviewing the current owners and caretakers.”
  • “Castles of New Castle” House Tour, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 16, throughout the town – The NCHS’s popular “Castles of New Castle” House Tour returns as one of the society’s main annual fundraisers, as it provides ticketholders with the opportunity to explore five exquisite homes in the Town of New Castle. All proceeds from this event benefit the New Castle Historical Society.

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– Mary Shustack

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