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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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.