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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)
November (Annual luncheon)
December (Christmas 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.
BANNERMAN'S ISLAND ARSENAL
Thom Johnson one of the founders of the Bannerman Castle Trust and co-author of the Arcadia press book on the castle will present a slide lecture on the history of the island and the arsenal that Francis Bannerman VI built there. This talk will cover the islands history prior to the arsenal, why it was built there, it's years as a working arsenal, lthe shut down,k sale to the State, the fire in 1969 and the creation of the Bannerman Castle Trust. This lecture will be illustrated with historic photos, artwork and current images of the site.