THANKS FOR VISITING
THE VAN CORTLANDTVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
We hope you will find out Web site interesting and informative. We update our site monthly with new information.
We are located in the LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE
297 Locust Avenue, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
Regular Business meetings, followed by a program, are held on the third Saturday of each month beginning at 2 p.m.
(except as noted) ..... July (Picnic)
November (Annual luncheon) December (Holiday Party)
THE VAN CORTLANDTVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY CELEBRATING " 96 " YEARS OF HISTORY IN 2017
SEE EVENT SECTION FOR UPCOMING PROGRAMS
Historic Little Red Schoolhouse
The Van Cortlandtville Historical Society will host an Open House the first Sunday of each month from April to November... from 2 to 4 p.m., at The Little Red Schoolhouse, 297 Locust Avenue, Cortlandt Manor, New York. The event is open free to the public. Visitors will be given a guided tour of the 19-century one-room schoolhouse, which until the mid-1970s was still functioning as part of the Lakeland Central School District. The schoolroom and adjoining meeting room of the Society has books, photographs and classroom items dating back to that early era. Light refreshments will be available. The Little Red Schoolhouse is located at the north end of Locust Avenue next to Old Saint Peter’s Church and cemetery, just south of Oregon Road in the Town of Cortlandt. For more information: Visit our website at www.vancort.net; or,
call (914) 736-7868-. ____________________________
OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE:
FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2-4 PM
Sorry, the boat ride for August has been cancelled. Not enough sign ups to make it a go....
JOIN US UNDER THE BIG TENT + IN THE OLD CEMETERY
COLONIAL FAIR SATURDAY, SEPT., 9, 2017
12 NOON-5:00 PM
PRESENTED BY THE VAN
SOCIETY AND OLD ST. PETER’S CHURCH COMMITTEE FOR RESTORATON
Located in the Old Cemetery Parking
lot on the corner of Locust Ave and Oregon Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567.
Other activities will be held at Old St. Peter’s Church, and the Little Red
Schoolhouse. Need more information, call
739-6453 or e-mail email@example.com call The Van Cortlandtville
Historical Society at (914)736-7868. Please check out our website at ww.vancort.net
ACTIVITIES FOR THE DAY INCLUDE:
March with Colonel Joseph Cerreto and the
NY 2nd regiment reenactors
Play with colonial toys
see a colonial cooking demonstration
HOT DOGS, SODA AND
SNACKS FOR SALE…
COME DRESSED IN COLONIAL ATTIRE
watch ham radio operators
meet George Washington in theold church
1:30 and 3:30 be a COLONIAL student in the little Red Schoolhouse
see a colonial
blacksmith and cooper at work
docent use a loom to make wool into yarn
DON'T WORRY ABOUT PARKING !
SERVICE IS AVAILABLE FROM THE CORTLANDT TOWN HALL TO THE OLD CEMETERY
1-4 PM ......
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
BUT DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED
Saturday, September 16, 2017
2 p.m. Free and open to the public
HISTORY OF BANNERMAN'S CASTLE AND ARSENAL
A TINY JEWEL ON THE HUDSON
Why did businessman Francis Bannerman VI build an arsenal on Pollepel Island off the eastern shore of the Hudson River near Cold Spring in the early 1900's? What ultimately happened to this impressive fortress of munitions?
Thom Johnson, a co-founder of The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc., will relate the history and mystery of Bannerman's Island in a Power Point program of vintage photos, art work and current images of the site. He will illustrate the early heritage of the tiny island and expain why the military-minded Bannerman assembled the arsenal there starting in 1901. When did it shut down? And what caused its destruction by fire in 1969?
A lifetime resident of the Hudson Valley, Mr. Johnson has been researching and then lecturing about the historic island and medieval-like castle for more than 45 years. Co-author of the Arcadia Images of America book--Bannerman Castle---he is a retired arts educator who believes in using historic sites to guide citizens of all ages on how to preserve and re-use these landmarks.