Van Cortlandtville Historical Society - Where History Comes Alive
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THE VAN CORTLANDTVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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     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-.    ____________________________      

         OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE    
 FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2-4 PM
 The Van Cortlandtville Historical Society hosts an open house free to the public from 2 to 4 p.m., the first Sunday of the month, from April to October, at The Little Red Schoolhouse, 297 Locust Avenue, Cortlandt Manor.  Visitors will be given a guided tour of the 19th-century one-room schoolhouse, which until the mid-1970s was still functioning as part of the Lakeland Schools. The schoolroom and adjoining meeting room, where the Society runs monthly speaker programs, has various history-related books, vintage photographs, and classroom items dating back to that early era.  Light refreshments will be served.  The Schoolhouse is located at the north end of Locust Avenue, next to Historic Old Saint Peter's Church and cemetery, on the hill just south of Oregon Road in the Town of Cortlandt. 
For more information, visit: www.vancort.net; or call (914) 736-7868.

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         URGENT: SATURDAY 3/18             MEETING CANCELED 

DUE TO THREAT OF BAD WEATHER AND LIMITED PARKING DUE TO SNOW FROM THE LAST STORM.

     PROGRAM HAS BEEN RE SCHEDULED       FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

  History of Bannerman’s Castle & Arsenal

                               Topic of the Program to be held
                               Saturday, March  18                                     
       At Little Red Schoolhouse in Cortlandt Manor, NY

 

The History of Bannerman’s  Island Castle and Arsenal is the topic of a talk by Thom Johnson, a founder of The Bannerman Castle Trust, on Saturday, March 18, at 2 p.m., at The Little Red Schoolhouse, 297 Locust Avenue, Cortlandt Manor, New York.   Sponsored by the Van Cortlandtville Historical Society, the event is open free to the public. 


     Mr. Johnson will relate the history of Bannerman’s Island, which is located in the middle of the Hudson River near Cold Spring, and why Francis Bannerman VI built an arsenal there in the early 1900s.  In a PowerPoint program using vintage photos, artwork and current images of the site, he will illustrate the early heritage of the landmark island, known as Pollepel Island.   Then he will explain why Bannerman built the arsenal there starting in 1901, its eventual shutdown a few years later, and its destruction by fire in 1969. 
     A lifetime resident of the Hudson Valley, Mr. Johnson has been researching and then lecturing about the tiny island and medieval-like castle for more than 45 years, during which time he helped establish The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc.  Co-author of the Arcadia Images ofAmerica book—Bannerman Castle---Mr. Johnson 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 sites.

The Little Red Schoolhouse (the venue for March 18 program) is located at the north end of Locust Avenue, next to Old Saint Peter’s Church and cemetery, on the hill just south of Oregon Road in the Town of Cortlandt.  For more information, visit:  www.vancort.netor, call (914) 736-7868.        

     PLEASE SEND ME YOUR TICKET STUBS WITH YOUR CHECKS MADE OUT TO VCHS
NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR, THIS 
EVENT IS BY RESERVATION ONLY!
      LET’S PLAY BINGO AGAIN                      FOR DESIGNER BAGS
  
  PLEASE SUPPORT THIS FUNDRAISER FOR THE VAN CORTLANDTVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND THEIR WORK IN BRINGING HISTORY TO THE COMMUNITY, RESTORING HISTORICAL SITES, PLACING ROAD MARKERS AND HELPING THEIR NEIGHBOR AND FRIEND OLD ST. PETER’S CHURCH IN THEIR 250TH ANNIVERSARY FUNCTIONS
               SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017                                   DOORS OPEN AT NOON
 
       MURIEL MORABITO COMMUNITY CENTER
  29 WESTBROOK DRIVE, CORTLANDT MANOR, NY 10567
        
     $40 PER PERSON INCLUDES LUNCHEON BUFFET            AND 10 BINGO GAMES FOR DESIGNER BAGS

BY RESERVATION ONLY: 
CALL LEAH OLSEN (914)739-6453 
OR E-MAIL,princessvasilea@verizon.net


                  






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