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Historical Society to Kick off Antiques Series

The New Castle Historical Society is holding its ninth-annual antiques lecture and appraisal series, starting on Tuesday at the Chappaqua Library.

Enthusiasts of antiques and vintage knickknacks will have ample opportunity this month for local experiences.

The New Castle Historical Society will start its ninth-annual antiques lecture and appraisal series, for the next three Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at the Chappaqua Library. The first date is on Jan. 8 and will involve a visit from Dan Levitz of the Things Japanese Gallery, whose specialty is in art and antiques from Japan.

The second is on Jan. 15 and will include Elaine Klausman from Vintage with a Twist, which specializes in clothing from the 1960s to '70s. Finally, the last event will be on Jan. 22 and include Mike and MaryLynn McRee, who are experts of antique carpeting.

Susan Blumenfeld, the society's program coordinator, explained that the series' purpose is "To offer the community an education program on antiques where an antique dealer speaks about their specialty, and offers verbal appraisals."

Attendence at the series is usually about 15-40, Blumenfeld explained. New speakers are used each year.

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