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New Castle Historical Society Presents Meeting On Graveyard Restoration

The Quaker Meeting House.
The Quaker Meeting House. Photo Credit: Contributed
Tombstones in the historic Quaker Graveyard.
Tombstones in the historic Quaker Graveyard. Photo Credit: Contributed

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- The New Castle Historical Society is hosting its 49th annual meeting featuring a presentation by town historian Gray Williams on the restoration of New Castle's graveyards at the Quaker Meeting House Sunday, April 12.

This year’s meeting will feature a presentation by New Castle Town Historian Gray Williams. Williams, a longtime resident of Chappaqua, will discuss the joint-effort by the Historical Society and Town of New Castle to restore and maintain the town’s many historic graveyards.

Williams will give an illustrated talk on the history of these cemeteries and will then provide guests with a brief walking tour of the historic Quaker Graveyard.

The cemeteries provide a fascinating window on the history of the town – from the Quaker Graveyard with its monuments of the town’s earliest settlers, to the small family plots located on roadsides or in the middle of a golf course, to the more recent Fair Ridge Cemetery, founded by an association of town residents in 1867.

The cemeteries lend a deep sense of history and place to our daily lives, and the New Castle Historical Society is proud to be a part of their restoration. The meeting is free. There also will be refreshments served.

For more information, visit www.newcastlehs.org or call 914-238-4666.

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