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LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE
297 Locust Avenue
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
Regular 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 (Christmas Party)
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. ____________________________
NEXT OPEN HOUSE PROGRAM SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2015 IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE
SPECIAL COLONIAL FAIR....
Come to the Colonial Fair
on Sunday, June 7th,
Free to the
Public from 1 to 5 p.m.
Little Red Schoolhouse in Cortlandt
Cortlandtville Historical Society is hosting an exciting Colonial Fair for visitors to experience
historic cooking, schooling and military tradition of that era on Sunday, June
7, from 1 to 5
p.m. at The Little Red Schoolhouse, 297 Locust Avenue, Cortlandt Manor, NewYork. The event is for all age groups and open free
to the public.
come all to our treasured one-room schoolhouse---located alongside one of the oldest
restored Houses of Worship in Westchester. Take a pause to step back in timeand savor
the history,” says retired teacher Mary Foley of Cortlandt Manor,
for the event and a member of the Society’s Board of Directors. “Join us for an enjoyable,
enriching and enlightening experience,” she urges. The
afternoon will feature 2 sessions of classes in the authentic setting of the
schoolhouse and taught
by retired principal Frank Goncalves of Newburgh. Jack Lancaster of Cortlandt Manor, in
the role of George Washington, will give guided tours of Old Saint Peter’s Church
(where Washington worshipped) nestled in the adjacent cemetery. Members of the 2
NY Continental, led by retired U.S. Army Colonel Joe Cerreto of Montrose, will portray Revolutionary-era
military traditions, as they seek to enlist a few good men…and women!
Cooking---using vintage utensils and a local catch of fish---will be demonstrated
by historian Ted Winser of Newburgh…and he will offer tasty tidbits of his culinary
skills. Other light refreshments will also
Red Schoolhouse is located at the north end of Locust Avenue, next to Old Saint
Church and cemetery, on the hill just south of Oregon Road in the Town of
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED OUR DOWN BY THE SEA TEA....WE NETTED $650 FOR THE VAN CORTLANDTVILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND $650 FOR THE FRIENDS OF OLD ST. PETER'S CHURCH COMMITTEE.....
respectfully submitted by Leah Olsen