Original history hunt game
exploring the life and times of Horace Greeley.
- Horace Greeley
The New Castle Historical Society was chartered by the NY State Education Department to discover, preserve and disseminate knowledge of the history of the Town of New Castle. The Society’s Museum, located in the Horace Greeley House, was the Greeley family’s country home from 1864-1872.
The Horace Greeley House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It provides a handsome example of 19th century architecture as well as having historic significance as the former home of one of the town’s most celebrated residents. The house is situated on a hillside close to the center of town, where it has been a well-loved landmark for nearly 150 years.
The Museum houses permanent exhibits on the Horace Greeley era and our Quaker heritage as well as other rotating exhibits. The Museum Archives include books, photographs, costumes, maps, local diaries, and merchants’ records. The original kitchen offers hands-on exhibits of old tools and kitchen items, and a history trunk. The period Perennial and Herb Gardens feature unusual species indigenous to the area and plants once used for medicinal purposes.
The Horace Greeley House is open Monday through Friday from 9 am -5 pm, and Saturdays from 1 pm-4 pm. If the front door is locked, please ring the bell. For more information about the Society or the Town of New Castle, please view the Society’s website at www.newcastlehs.org, or call (914) 238-4666.