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Celebrate Christmas with us!

Celebrate Christmas with the Newcastle Village and District Historical Society Saturday, December 22, 2018, 9:30 am - noon Enjoy some hot cider and Christmas cookies. There’s always good chat in ‘The Room’ on Saturdays. Bring the kids or the Grandkids and learn to make an old fashioned Christmas pinecone decoration. Everyone Welcome! Merry Christmas!

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President’s Message – Nov. 2018

Dear Members and Friends, Thank you very much for your continuing support of NVDHS. Our mission is to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the Village of Newcastle and its immediate environs. We are proud that we participated in the design of a Heritage Park that will be part of the new housing development by Wilmot Creek, at the west end of Newcastle. That Heritage Park will honour Samuel Wilmot and his achievement in ...

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Remembrance message

No one alive today has seen our faces. No grandchild has heard our voices or felt our touch. We did not intend to die. We were ordinary men and boys for whom circumstances Caused us to do an extraordinary thing. We gave our lives so that you might live free from tyranny. We are now only names on cenotaphs And fading pictures in family albums. Remember us please. We would like to have known you. ...

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Lest we forget - by Lisa Sabater-Mozo

Remembrance Day 2018

Newcastle Village and District Historical Society will be mounting a Remembrance Display in the History Room at the Newcastle Village Community Hall for the month of November. Please come and remember with us. The History Room is opened 9:30 to noon every Tuesday and Saturday, but as a special community outreach, we will be open on Armistice Day/Remembrance Day from 9:30 to noon as well. We will be open before, during and after the service at the cenotaph on November 11th ...

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Grant Karcich, photo by Robert Bell.

General Meeting – 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 2

Centennial Room (lower level) Newcastle Community Hall 20 King Ave. West, Newcastle.  Guest Speaker Grant Karcich is the author of 6 books and will speak on the original Native Trails in Southern Ontario. Oshawa author’s latest highlights Ontario trails(Oshawa Express, July 2017) No charge for admission, guests/non-members welcome.

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Update on proposed Heritage Park on Wilmot Creek

Last night, the Planning and Development Committee of Municipal Council voted to approve an amendment No.117 to the Official Plan to give effect to this large residential development west of Ruddell Road, north of Highway 2. The Planning Services report is numbered: PSD–068–18. Final approval should occur when Council meets on September 17 and, hopefully, ratifies the actions of last night’s meeting of the Planning and Development Committee. Significantly, the amendment establishes a Heritage Park ...

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NVDHS Fall Events

NVDHS will have a booth in the arena at the Orono Fair again this year. We will be featuring 'Great Lakes Shipping' with the emphasis on Captain Gibson and the ship, Ariadne, out of the Port of Newcastle. Many photos and Captain Gibson's diary will be among the items on display. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the display and learn about the exciting times of the past! Sunday, September 16, 12:30 p.m. (Rain or shine) 27 Boulton St. Newcastle, ...

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Tom Wallace

President’s Message – Summer 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Newcastle Village and District Historical Society (NVDHS), Thank you very much for your continuing support of NVDHS.  It is indeed a pleasure to be a part of this Organization. With regret, the NVDHS mourns the loss this summer of former President of NVDHS Alan Kirby and longtime member Arthur Wynn.  On June 9, we participated in Doors Open Ontario. Leslie Wilson (Stephenson) and Brian presented your Society’s Doctor’s Travelling Kit at ...

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