Van Cortlandtville Historical Society - Where History Comes Alive

  
96 YEARS AND GOING STRONG
 The Van Cortlandtville
Historical Society
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. 
For more information:  Visit www.vancort.net; or, call (914) 736-7868.
                                                          
OUR LECTURE SERIES CONTINUES WITH GUEST SPEAKERS AND TOPICS OF LOCAL iNTEREST......UPCOMING EVENTS:
ALL PROGRAMS BEGIN AFTER A SHORT BUSINESS MEETING....

     URGENT: SATURDAY 3/18                MEETING CANCELED 
DUE TO THREAT OF BAD WEATHER AND LIMITED PARKING DUE TO SNOW FROM THE LAST STORM.
    PROGRAM HAS BEEN RE SCHEDULED         FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

  History of Bannerman’s Castle & Arsenal
  Topic of the Program to be held Saturday, March  18  At     The Little Red Schoolhouse in Cortlandt Manor, NY
 
The History of Bannerman’s  Island Castle and Arsenal is the topic of a talk by Thom Johnson, a founder of The Bannerman Castle Trust, on Saturday, March 18, 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. 

     Mr. Johnson will relate the history of Bannerman’s Island, which is located in the middle of the Hudson River near Cold Spring, and why Francis Bannerman VI built an arsenal there in the early 1900s.  In a PowerPoint program using vintage photos, artwork and current images of the site, he will illustrate the early heritage of the landmark island, known as Pollepel Island.   Then he will explain why Bannerman built the arsenal there starting in 1901, its eventual shutdown a few years later, and its destruction by fire in 1969. 
     A lifetime resident of the Hudson Valley, Mr. Johnson has been researching and then lecturing about the tiny island and medieval-like castle for more than 45 years, during which time he helped establish The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc.  Co-author of the Arcadia Images of America book—Bannerman Castle---Mr. Johnson is a retired arts educator who believes in using historic sites to guide citizens of all ages on how to preserve and re-use these sites.

The Little Red Schoolhouse (the venue for March 18 program) 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.netor, call (914) 736-7868.         
     

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                 LET’S PLAY BINGO AGAIN                                    FOR DESIGNER BAGS
  
 
 PLEASE SUPPORT THIS FUNDRAISER FOR THE VAN CORTLANDTVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND THEIR WORK IN BRINGING HISTORY TO THE COMMUNITY, RESTORING HISTORICAL SITES, PLACING ROAD MARKERS AND HELPING THEIR NEIGHBOR AND FRIEND OLD ST. PETER’S CHURCH IN THEIR 250TH ANNIVERSARY FUNCTIONS
               SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017                                   DOORS OPEN AT NOON
 
       MURIEL MORABITO COMMUNITY CENTER
  29 WESTBROOK DRIVE, CORTLANDT MANOR, NY 10567
        
     $40 PER PERSON INCLUDES LUNCHEON BUFFET            AND 10 BINGO GAMES FOR DESIGNER BAGS

BY RESERVATION ONLY: 
CALL LEAH OLSEN (914)739-6453 
OR E-MAIL,princessvasilea@verizon.net


                  
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