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Lots of displays to see at NVDHS

The Newcastle Village and District Historical Society has a couple of vintage dresses on display this month. Erla Jose, who serves on the board and has been a member of the society for about 40 years, is pictured beside the iconic ‘Wilmot Dress’, which once served as summer wear for Olive Wilmot. Born in 1864, Olive Wilmot spent her short life in New York, Cobourg and Newcastle, and would have many such exquisite garments to wear as she fulfilled her social obligations as one of the prominent families of the area. Olive died at her family home ‘Chestayne’ where Foodland is now located, in 1903 of cerebral pressure. She is buried in St. Georges Cemetery just east of Newcastle. See this beautifully handcrafted dress, which will be on display at the NVDHS premises located at the Newcastle Community Hall. The display will be on exhibit until March 19, Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. till noon. People new to the area and longtime residents are invited to view the artifacts on display, as well as attend an upcoming meeting on Tuesday April 17 at 7 pm where there will be a presentation on Vintage Vessels: Exploring the world of antique bottle collection. For more information about NVDHA check the website at newcastlehistorical.ca.

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