96 YEARS AND GOING STRONG
The Van Cortlandtville
Be sure to be a part of another exciting year of exceptional guest speakers and additional surprises and special events.
The Van Cortlandtville Historical Society will host an OPEN HOUSE ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH, from 2 to 4 p.m., at The Little Red Schoolhouse, 297 Locust Avenue, Cortlandt Manor, New York.
This 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.
OUR LECTURE SERIES CONTINUES WITH GUEST SPEAKERS AND TOPICS OF LOCAL INTEREST......UPCOMING EVENTS:
ALL PROGRAMS BEGIN AFTER A SHORT BUSINESS MEETING....
WE NEEDED A LARGER VENUE FOR THIS IMPORTANT PROGRAM:NOTE CHANGE OF DATE AND LOCATION.
CORTLANDT MANOR, NY, TOWN HALL
LOCATED AT 1 HEADY STREET, OFF OF OREGON ROAD, CORTLANDT MANOR, NY
SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017 AT 2:00 PM
GROWING UP KENNEDY
IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY:
The Bronxville Years: 1929-1941
ANTHONY J. CZARNECKI
Kennedy Family in the living room of their home
at 294 Pondfield Road in Bronxville, NY (1937)
Joseph and Rose Kennedy moved their large family to the suburbs of New York City in 1929 just before the stock market crash. They remained in Westchester County for 12 years while their nine children transitioned from childhood to adulthood. In her memoirs, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy would describe those years as a “golden interval” in the life of her family. This year, as we mark the centennial of the birth of our 35 President, Anthony J. Czarnecki, a long-serving member of the Board of Trustees of the Westchester County Historical Society, reveals in new research – soon to be published in WESTCHESTER HISTORIAN MAGAZINE - the untold story of “growing up Kennedy” in Westchester County.
Using newly-discovered materials in local archives, family documents in the JFK Presidential Library, and newly-published memoirs, Mr. Czarnecki has developed a PowerPoint presentation that
tells both heartwarming and entertaining stories about the nine Kennedy children during the “Bronxville Years” that stretch from the stock market crash of 1929 to the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. In Bronxville, Jack Kennedy joined the local Boy Scout troop, partied at the local country club, and prepared his senior thesis at Harvard for publication as WHY ENGLAND SLEPT, which became a national best-seller.
The 20-room Kennedy mansion on six acres of property in Bronxville, NY provided a family-centered educational, religious, and recreational training experience during the formative years of the Kennedy children - before their father became famous as U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain and their brother became famous as our 35 President.
The “JFK Centennial Year” is a perfect milestone event for Americans to explore the significant connection that uniquely links Westchester County to the life and legacy of the 35 President of the United States.
John F. Kennedy Centennial: 1917-2017