Van Cortlandtville Historical Society - Where History Comes Alive
  
94 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.


         Special Open House, Sunday,7/5/2015   2-4pm          
           FRENCH SOLDIERS MEMORIAL                    at Old St. Peter's Church at 3:00 pm
 SATURDAY, 7/18/2015, 11:00AM   PANEL DEDICATION
AT OLD ST. PETER'S CHURCH   
CARING FOR THE TROOPS ......  WAYSIDE EXHIBIT 014A
    WASHINGTON-ROCHAMBEAU   REVOLUTIONARY ROUTE THE LONG MARCH TO INDEPENDENCE
IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, THE FRENCH ARMY ESTABLISHED THREE FILELD HOSITALS IN NEW YORK. ONE WAS HERE AT
 OLD ST. PETER'S CHURCH. IN THE 1700'S MEDICAL CARE AND EQUIPMENT WERE PRIMITIVE. HOSPITALS COULD BE AS MUCH A SOURCE OF ILLNESS AS A PLACE OF HEALING. RECORDS SHOW THAT SOLDIERS WERE MORE LIKELY TO DIE FROM DISEASES THAN FROM WOUNDS INFLICTED IN BATTLE.
OLD ST. PETER'S CHURCH IS LOCATED IN THE OLD CEMETERY ON THE CORNER OF LOCUST AVENUE AND OREGON ROAD.
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.....
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS HISTORICAL EVENT..... 



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        SPECIAL EVENT COMING....
 JOIN US ON JULY 18, 2015 AT 12:30  FOR OUR ANNUAL BARBECUE .....
BRING A FRIEND FOR FUN, FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP....FREE FOR MEMBERS AND GUESTS



                   





       
 

    

















 











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