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History of the NCHS

The North Castle Historical Society was organized in 1971 and received its Permanent Charter from the Regents of the University of the State of New York in September 1974.  In 1977 Smith's Tavern was purchased with the help of a grant from IBM and funds from community donations.  In 1981 the Society acquired the Brundage Blacksmith Shop, which was moved to the site and restored with the help of a grant from the Armonk Lions Club and donations from the community.  That same year an Armonk privy was noted.  In 1983 Smith's Tavern was accepted in The National Register of Historic Places.  In 1984 the East Middle Patent one-room schoolhouse was moved to the site.  In 1991 the Quaker Meeting House was moved to the hamlet with the financial help of the Armonk Lions Club and the community.  The Society's historic site grew from one building to five in less than fifteen years, thus creating a historic hamlet benefiting the community at large.