95 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.
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