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February 5, 7 p.m.
Wintery Wednesdays Lecture Series.
Join the us for the first of a series of three lectures at the New Castle Court
House Museum as Gerald Kauffman discusses the British Invasion of Delaware in
1777. Free to NCHS members / $5 for non-members.
February 19, 7 p.m.
Wintery Wednesdays Lecture
Series. Join the us for the second in a series of three lectures
at the New Castle Court House Museum. John Medkeff will discuss the history of
Delaware breweries. Free to NCHS members / $5 for non-members.
March 1, 7 p.m.
Annual Fundraiser, A Night At
Scully's Irish Pub.
Thank you to our generous event sponsors:
Curt Scully Realty, New Castle Farmers Market, Antonio's Lawn Service and Porto-Fino Pizza & Restaurant.
Support local history and have a great time doing it at our Irish-themed
fundraiser at historic Buena Vista mansion in New Castle! We're hosting a pub
night event with delicious food, beverages and authentic music inspired by the magic of
Ireland! Tickets $60 per person. Dress is upscale casual.
Tickets can be purchased online: Purchase Tickets for A Night at Scully's Irish Pub or by calling the Society Office at 302-322-2794.
26, 7 p.m.
Wintery Wednesdays Lecture Series. Join us at the New Castle Court House Museum to hear Historical Interpreter David Price speak about "1864: A Pivotal Year in the Civil War". The talk will include events from the Red River Campaign in Louisiana to Sherman's occupation of Savannah, Georgia. Listen to stories about Fort Pillow, the Wilderness Campaign, and the siege of Petersburg. There will even be an event in the waters off of France. And what was happening here at home in Delaware? Free to the public.
29, 10 a.m.
NCHS Annual Meeting. The annual meeting
is free and open to the public. Location TBD. 302.322.2794.
Wednesday, April 2, 10:00
Museums Open. The
Amstel House & Dutch House museums open to public for tours. Tickets for
tours may be purchased at the Amstel House Museum, 2 East 4th Street, Old New
Friday, May 2 &
Saturday, May 3, Time TBD
The Arasapha Garden Club's
Annual May Market is the perfect place to find plants, herbs, and flowers for
your garden. Behind the Old Town Hall on East 2nd Street. Proceeds support the
Arasapha Garden Club's work in the historic gardens of the Amstel House &
Dutch House. For more information visit www.arasapha.org.
Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m. to
Day in Old New Castle. America's oldest house and garden tour
returns this year. The Amstel House, Dutch House and Old Library Museums will be
open free to ticket holders from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For event and ticket information, please contact Immanuel
Church on the Green at 302-328-2413, or visit the A
Day in Old New Castle website.
4, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Annual Garden Party.
Help us celebrate our 80th anniversary at our annual early summer
bash in the Dutch House gardens! Light fare and beverages are included with admission to the party!
1651 Benefactors receive two complimentary tickets to the party. $30
members; $35 non-members. Tickets are available by registering online here or by calling the Society office at 302-322-2794 to RSVP today!
June 13, 6:30 p.m.
Day 5K River Run/Walk. The New
Castle Jaycees will be organizing this years Separation Day 5k on our
behalf! The event will begin with a scenic route through Historic
New Castle and along the water. Enjoy post race refreshments & beer for
participants 21+, a colonial band, kids carnival games and top runner awards.
your family at races2run.com. More information about Separation Day at SepDayDE.com
Note: Only the FIRST 200 registrants will receive t-shirts.
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New Castle's Annual Wharf Dance
Saturday, September 13 from 7 to 11pm at the Delaware Street Wharf in Historic New Castle
Put on your dancing shoes and join us for a night of music, dance, food & friends! We'll provide the tables and chairs so get a group together for a late summer night under the stars! Local food vendors and a cash bar with beer, wine and mixed drinks will be available. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend this event. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the New Castle Senior Center & the New Castle Historical Society. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased in person at the Society Office at 2 East Fourth Street, by phone at 302-322-2794 or online below.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO PURCHASE TICKETS
Hauntings in History Walking Tours. Fridays &
Saturdays, October 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 7:00, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m.
If you are brave enough to explore the darker side of New Castle's
history, then join the New Castle Historical Society this October for the only
ghost tour that brings you inside one of the most haunted mansions of
Old New Castle! You'll begin your journey into New Castle's
supernatural side with a tour of the legendary Amstel House - one
of New Castle's most haunted houses - where you may meet the "Woman in
Blue." After exploring the Amstel House, you will be guided through
New Castle's darkened streets and alleyways where you will hear macabre tales of
hauntings, Victorian death & funeral customs, and crime & punishment
that span the 360-year history of this Delaware River town.
is limited and these tours will sell out! Get your tickets soon! Call 302-322-2794 for
Non-NCHS Member Pricing:
adults, $8 children (12 and under); $35 Family of Four (2 adults & 2 children)
with additional children's tickets available for $6 each.
Receive a discount on your tickets if you're an NCHS member - Click here for membership info!
NCHS Member Pricing:
adults, $6 children (12 and under); $30 Family of Four (2 adults & 2 children)
with additional children's tickets available for $5 each.
Discounted group pricing is available for groups of 10 or more, reservations and advance payment required. Ideal for corporate outings, team building events, girls night out, fraternity and sorority groups and many other group functions. Group tours are also available at alternate times than listed. Please contact the New Castle Historical Society at 302-322-2794 for more information.
28 through Sunday, December 28 The Amstel House will be decorated for a traditional holiday celebration in colonial times, showing off a “dessert board” of the period, and featuring traditional 18th century customs during the period of Governor Nicholas Van Dyke’s residency. At the Dutch House, experience a celebration of St. Nichols’ Eve, a tribute to the legend of Saint Nicholas, Dutch patron
saint. Included with regular admission to the museums.
Holidays at the Amstel and Dutch Houses.
December 13, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Rain or Shine -
The Spirit of Christmas This town-wide celebration,
sponsored by the New Castle Presbyterian Church, presents private homes and churches decorated for the season, and musical events throughout the day. Programs for the day are available at the NC Presbyterian Church, 25 E. 2nd Street. For more information, call the church at 302-328-3279 or visit their website at http://www.newcastlepreschurch.org/spirit.
New Castle Historical Society will help bring the Charles Dickens' classic
"A Christmas Carol" to life on the streets of New Castle as part of
the Spirit of Christmas! Check the event program for more information. And see
below for some special Dickens events!
Admission will be free for the day at the Amstel House, which will be decorated for a traditional colonial holiday celebration, and the Dutch House,
which will feature a celebration of St. Nicholas' Eve. The Amstel House and Dutch
Houses will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
December 13, Time TBD
Fezziwig's Ball. Join
us for a recreation of Dicken's Fezziwig's Ball at the historic Arsenal
on the Green in New Castle. We'll enjoy an authentic Victorian holiday ball to
celebrate the season. So don your period clothes or modern evening wear for a
night to remember. More details and ticket information coming soon!
Holidays at the Amstel and Dutch Houses. The Amstel House will be decorated for a traditional holiday celebration in colonial times, showing off a “dessert board” of the period, and featuring traditional 18th century customs during the period of Governor Nicholas Van Dyke’s residency. At the Dutch House, experience a celebration of St. Nichols’ Eve, a tribute to the legend of Saint Nicholas, Dutch patron saint. Included with regular admission to the museums.