Van Cortlandtville Historical Society - Where History Comes Alive
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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

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              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-.    ____________________________      

          
THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1. 2017
LAST OPEN HOUSE OF THE SEASON
SEE YOU IN THE FALL! 
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017 
General Meeting at 2:00 pm
FOLLOWED BY GUEST SPEAKER 
GIGI CARNES / WEST. COUNTY PARKS
TOPIC WILL BE
"HAUNTED"  PARKS OF WESTCHESTER
  Virginia “Gigi” Carnes of the Westchester County Department of Parks will explain in an exciting PowerPoint program.
     Fact or Folklore?
                  Urban Myths or Actual Happenings? 
Throughout some of Westchester County’s 50 parks, unrecognized sounds and footsteps have been heard and objects have mysteriously moved by themselves. These unsolved “ghostly, eerie and spooky”
occurrences will be brought to light by Curator Gigi Carnes. The “happenings” in parks, such as Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Muscoot Farm, Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers, Lasdon Estate in Somers and other sites, are based on urban myths, folklore, actual happenings and personal experiences.                                  
            It’s your choice to believe them ...or not!
                            Free and open to the public
    Halloween themed refreshments will be served



















 
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