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General Meeting April 10

Join us at the next General Meeting on April 10th at 7 pm in the Centennial Room, Newcastle Community Hall. Free Admittance and refreshments! Peter Klose will relate his research on the Beachs, whose tombstones rest along Hwy 115. Peter is a past member of the Abandoned Cemetery Board. This will be a very interesting meeting as these tombstones have been a mystery to us for a long time. They were mentioned in our very ...

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Bob Malone

President’s Message – Winter 2018

As I write this, Spring is officially around the corner, yet flurries persist! As the old ball player said, "It's not over until it's over!" On Tuesday, March 27, our Annual General Meeting will be held in the Historical Room, Main Floor, Newcastle Community Hall at 7 p.m. All members  are most welcome to attend  and enjoy cookies and cider!  There is usually a “show and tell” at the end of the meeting where individual members ...

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Newcastle Christmas Parade 2017

President’s Message – December 2018

Our latest adventure, as is the case at this time of year, was our participation in the Newcastle Santa Claus Parade on November 19. Unlike many other area parades, ours is held just after dark, so that all can enjoy the fireworks which kick off the event! Our float was “created” by several dedicated members of the Society and our overall participation was coordinated by member, Shellie Jackson, as she has done in past years, ...

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Newcastle Celebrates 150 Years

Historical Books for Sale

The NVDHS has a variety of local history books available for sale, from the Newcastle Celebrates 150 years, a photo book celebrating Newcastle’s Sesquicentennial in 2006, to The 1793-1813 Settlers of Durham County, which contains detailed information of the earliest settlers, origins, birth, marriage and death information. We also have a number of books on local buildings and, while they last, a number of Clarke High School Yearbooks. Check out our new Books for Sale page. If ...

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Christmas Bells

Celebrate Christmas with the Historical Society

Come celebrate the holidays with Newcastle Village and District Historical Society Saturday, December 23, from 9:30 to 12:00 at the History Room in the Community Hall, Four Corners, Newcastle Mulled cider Christmas cookies Movies Carols Good friends! See You There!

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Santa Parade Poster

Newcastle Santa Claus Parade – Sunday, Nov. 19

Come out and enjoy the fun and merriment at the annual Newcastle Santa Claus Parade through downtown on Sunday, November 19 at 5:30 p.m.! The Newcastle Village and District Historical Society will have a float in the parade and we are looking for volunteers. We need two men as loggers and two people to carry the banner and help to assemble the float on Nov. 11th. Call Shelly at (905) 987-7259 if you can help. ...

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Bob Malone

President’s Report – Fall 2017 Newsletter

As I write this piece, it's the first day of Fall.  You wouldn’t know it after the past, several marvelous days and a few more forecast to come. Someone is bound to blame it on global warming ! The Summer was pretty quiet, but for the Heritage Day celebration your Society staged on June 25, 2017, the week before the official date of Canada’s 150 Birthday. We  rented the main hall of the Newcastle Community Hall ...

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Culture Days

Farm Families Celebration – September 30, 2018

A celebration of the family farm On Saturday, September 30, we will be hosting Culture Days featuring what it would have been like to live on a farm in bygone days. Come out and see our tractors! Take our "What is it?" quiz. Visit the other displays in the History Room. As part of Culture Days, Storyteller, Kathleen Smyth, will be presenting 'The Massey Story' at 1 p.m. at the History Room. Please come out ...

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Fanning Mill

NVDHS at Orono Fair – September 7-10

Come visit us in the arena at the Orono Fair, September 7-10. We'll have a fun "What is it?" quiz featuring items found in a historic farm kitchen. Come and test your knowledge and find out a bit more about your community history!

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