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..........................
MARCH 18, 2017 ...BUSINESS MEETING AT 2:00 PM
FOLLOWED BY PRESENTATION
BANNERMAN'S ISLAND ARSENAL
Lecture by:Thom Johnson
Thom Johnson one of the founders of the Bannerman Castle Trust and co-author of the Arcadia press book on the castle will present a slide lecture on the history of the island and the arsenal that Francis Bannerman VI built there. This talk will cover the islands history prior to the arsenal, why it was built there, it's years as a working arsenal, lthe shut down,k sale to the State, the fire in 1969 and the creation of the Bannerman Castle Trust. This lecture will be illustrated with historic photos, artwork and current images of the site.