Van Cortlandtville Historical Society - Where History Comes Alive

  
95 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.

                   OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE:    
      CLOSED...SEE YOU IN THE SPRING    

JOIN US IN 2016 FOR SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS AS
THE VAN CORTLANDTVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY BEGINS IT'S ........95TH YEAR



 Join us Saturday, February 20th, at 2:00 p.m. at the
 Van Cortlandtville Historical  Society as the "TimesSquare Hero"
 Duane Jackson,  tells his storyabout...May First..."The Day Times Square Stood Still"   His first-hand account of the harrowing events of that day.                                

"On May 1, 2010,Jackson's life changed forever. Ever vigilant by nature, training and conviction, that is the day Jackson is "grateful" to have had the presence of mind to question the illegally parked, vacant SUV sitting not more than five feet from his stand at 45th and Broadway in New York City; packed with enough explosives to annihilate the entire bustling Times Square area. That "common sense" response has afforded Jackson the opportunity to address law enforcement, veterans, government and education groups across the country; including the 92nd National Convention of the American Legion in Milwaukee, following General Erik Shinseki, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Defense Secretary Robert Gates. He was thanked by President Obama, recognized by the Governor of New York, the New York State Assembly, the New York City Council, and the Westchester County towns of Buchanan and Cortland; and received the American Legions Patriots Award, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund American Patriot Award, the NOBLE Distinction Award and the Hendrick Hudson School District Citizenship Award."
        Free to Public   Sponsored by The Van Cortlandtville Historical at The Little Red Schoolhouse, 297 Locust Avenue, Cortlandt Manor, NY












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