Andy & Carol ✓-Then & Now....Andy put this on the Past Perfect program
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OLD ABOUT US The New Castle Historical Society is blessed with a beautiful, historic building and a town rich with history. New Castle, the provincial capital of the colonies in the late 1600’s, has many stories, fascinating events and characters, even stone throwing devils and witches. The Society is devoted to seeking out these stories and making them available to all interested in historical matters through programs, events and exhibits.
The New Castle Historical Society is housed in The Old Library Museum building. The Old Library stands on Windmill Hill at 120 Main Street in New Castle. It was originally built as a church in the mid 1800’s by the disciples of Benjamin Randall, a New Castle native and founder of the Free Will Baptist Church.
In 1923, the few remaining members of the church gave their building to the town. The belfry was removed and the building remodeled for use as a library. It served the town library as a library until 1980 when the library moved to the recreation building at the Great Island Common.
The building remained vacant until 2002, when the New Castle Historical Society moved to protect the building from being demolished, with the idea of converting