Special Guest Presentation! “Westchester County: A Historical Tour in Postcards”– Thursday, March 24th, 7:30 pm
Please join the New Castle Historical Society in the Horace Greeley House parlor for an evening of local history presented through historic postcards. The program, presented by Patrick Raftery of the Westchester County Historical Society, discusses the history of Westchester County from the late-17th century to the present using historic postcards. Among the topics covered are historic houses and churches, the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, the Croton and Kensico dams, monuments, transportation, education and recreation.
Many of us have only seen photos of the past in black and white, and thus we imagine our ancestors’ past in hues of gray. Obviously we know better, but it’s hard to visualize the vibrant colors of the past since many of us have never seen it. Luckily for us, photographers and postcard producers would colorize their photos and cards, so that those vivid hues and tints were widely available to those who could not experience it first-hand. We can enjoy these photos and postcards and imagine what our ancestors might have experienced: what scents they sniffed, what colors they saw, and what textures they might have touched! Looking at these items we can take a glimpse into the past.
Registration is recommended, but all are welcome to attend. Please register by calling Cassie Ward at 914-238-4666 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recommended Donation: $10
Includes: Program, self-guided tours, and wine & cheese.
Location: Horace Greeley House, 100 King St., Chappaqua, NY
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