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 PROGRAM CLOSED FOR THE WINTER
SEE YOU IN THE SPRING!
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PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE FIRST PROGRAM OF THE NEW YEAR,  SATURDAY, JAN. 20, 2018 2:00 PM 
                        AFTER BRIEF GENERAL MEETING        
Rob Marchant, author & journalist from Croton-on-Hudson, will present a Keynote  talk and picture program entitled--- "The Making of an Iconic Westchester"
 
Westchester: The Making of an Iconic Suburb will be the topic of a talk and PowerPoint picture program by author/journalist Robert Marchant of Croton-on-Hudson on Saturday, January 20, 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.
A veteran reporter of breaking news, as well as different aspects of local public policy and Westchester County history, Mr. Marchant will base his program on a section of his upcoming book, a popular history of the county.  Discussing the earliest days of the automobile and its ties to the county, he will show current and period photos as he relates some of the long-buried and forgotten stories of Westchester’s past and connect it to larger themes in American history.
A longtime resident of Westchester, Mr. Marchant has been a staff writer for the New YorkPost and the Village Voice in New York City; the East Hampton Star on Long Island, and The Journal News in Westchester and Rockland counties.  During his years with The Journal News, he wrote a regular column highlighting many fascinating, yet lesser known moments in Westchester history. 
Currently a reporter with Hearst Connecticut Media Group, his book is due to be published by McFarland and Company in 2018.  Mr. Marchant earned a Master’s Degree from Columbia University with a concentration in newspaper history of the late 19 century.  He and his wife, Beth, reside in Croton with their daughter.
The Little Red Schoolhouse (the venue for the Jan. 20 event) 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 and in case of inclement weather, visit: www.vancort.net   or call  (914) 736-7868.  
                                                 

 

 
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