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Longtime Resident, Historical Society To Share North Castle Historian Post

Sharon Tomback
Sharon Tomback Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
North Castle Historical Society trustees stand after Sharon Tomback asks them to do so.
North Castle Historical Society trustees stand after Sharon Tomback asks them to do so. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

ARMONK, N.Y. -- North Castle Town Board members voted Wednesday night to approve a new arrangement for the town historian post.

Instead of having one individual, the role will be shared by resident Sharon Tomback and the North Castle Historical Society as a group.

The co-historians succeed Doris Finch Watson, who died in December.

Tomback is a 30-year resident of Banksville and previously worked as secretary for two town supervisors, Reese Berman and William Weaver.

Speaking before the town board, Tomback noted there is precedent for having a group serve in such a post, as the Westchester County Historical Society has been the county's historian for years.

Tomback also mentioned having items on display as a factor.

“But when items come into town we want them to be displayed at the historical society and open for everyone to see.”

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