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

     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
        
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               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.
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                  DON'T MISS THIS HISTORICAL HAPPENING!


  Celebrate the Anniversary of the Capture     of Major John Andre by John Paulding

SPECIAL EVENT:     SATURDAY,               9/23/17
  JOHN PAULDING        MONUMENT
  PLAQUE DEDICATION

The Old Van Cortlandtville Cemetery Association
The Van Cortlandtville Historical Society
and
Old St. Peter’s Committee for Restoration and Recognition
 
 
Cordially Invite You to
 
     A Plaque Dedication For Revolutionary War Hero - John Paulding
Cordially invite you to attend
Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2:30 in the afternoon
at
Old St. Peter’s Church, located in the Old Cemetery
(Corner of Locust Avenue and Oregon Road, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.)
Followed by a reception at the Little Red Schoolhouse

Period dress is encouraged!

This event is free and open to the public.

The historic Old Church is not wheelchair accessible. Parking is available at the Old Cemetery and next door at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 297 Locust Ave., Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
Need additional information contact:
John Curran (914) 736-0473 or j.curran99@yahoo.com
Or Norm Kropf (914) 739-4841 or band4man@hotmail.com

Leah Olsen, (914) 739-6453 or princessvasilea@verizon.net

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