Founded in 1934, the New Castle Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and promoting the town's history. To this end, it owns three historic buildings, including the Amstel House, the Dutch House, and the Old Library Museum. The Society's collections consist of ceramics, works on paper, decorative arts, textiles, and metals. Its archives contain newspapers, documents, manuscripts, photographs, books, and documents. Visitors to the Amstel House, which was the home of the state's seventh governor and is a separate (Clio entry), will see original woodwork and period furniture. The Dutch House reflects the city's Dutch heritage and features American and European decorative arts. The Society uses Old Library Museum, which was built in 1892, for changing exhibits about the town's history.
Initially founded in 1934 to save the Amstel House, this
historical society includes three buildings within New Castle, including the Amstel
House, the Dutch House, which was turned over by the Society for the
Preservation of Antiquities in 1946, and the Old Library Museum, which was
incorporated in 1980 in an agreement with Trustees of New Castle Common. All
three buildings have their own place in New Castle’s history.