Currently on View at the Horace Greeley House in Chappaqua

Downton Chappy – Costumes of the Downton Abby Era

Our new exhibit  features costumes from the Society’s extensive collection and is based on the popular TV series, Downton Abbey.   Lady Grantham and her daughters always wore the latest elegant fashions of the 1920s and 30s.  The soft fabrics, lavish beading and embroidery on their dresses help set the story tone. Happily, we have similar dresses here in Chappaqua.  We have a stunning satin and lace wedding gown as well as dresses suitable for receiving guests at home or at the opera.  Also on view is a selection of beaded bags, long gloves and hats. One is a silver cap perfect to slip over a head of bobbed hair and dance the Charleston. Stop in for a treat, and decide who had more style: the blue bloods of Downton Abbey, or the ladies of Chappaqua. The exhibit runs through the year and may be viewed Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays 1:00-4:00pm or by appointment  914 238-4666

  New Castle’s Beginnings – Our Founding Farms

Our 2013 exhibit  traces our town’s origins from Native American lands through the farms of the nineteenth century, to the estates and housing developments that turned New Castle into the community we know today.  A focus on several local farms and their products will be featured – Sutton Farm, Dodges Farm, Brann Farm, Taylor and Annadale Farms, and of course the Greeley Farm. The exhibit will run through the year at the Greeley House, 100 King St, Chappaqua NY.  The hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays 1:00-4:00pm or by appointment  914 238-4666

 

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