Van Cortlandtville Historical Society - Where History Comes Alive
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                            We are located in the
                      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.

At The Little Red Schoolhouse in Cortlandt

The Van 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 one, 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,
 the projectcoordinator 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!

Outdoor Colonial 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 be available.  

The Little Red Schoolhouse 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.net;  or, call (914) 736-7868
               


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
 








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