93 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.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2014
2:00 TO 4:00
The Van Cortlandtville Historical Society will host an Open House on Sunday, September 7, 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.
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SATURDAY, SEPT. 20TH AT 2:00 pm
MR. JOHN WONDERLICH, PRESIDENT OF THE OSSINING HISTORICAL SOCIETY WILL SPEAK ON THE
"THE STORY OF SING SING"
AND AN HISTORIC PRISON MUSEUM
John Wunderlich, President of the Ossining Historical Society, will present a program on the efforts to establish a museum on the grounds of the Sing Sing Correctional Facility on the banks of the Hudson River in Ossining. He will illustrate how such a museum at this location will offer a unique perspective with educational exhibits on crime and punishment in America over almost 200 years. The famous (or "infamous") Sing Sing, also known as the "Big House," is the oldest working prison in the United States. It's rich history is known throughout the world. Mr. Wunderlich, a professional artist and vice president of the Ossining Arts Council, works with the Rehabilitation Through the Arts Program with inmates at the prison.