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:    
      THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH
                          FROM 2- 4 PM

JOIN US IN 2016 FOR SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS AS THE VAN CORTLANDTVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY BEGINS IT'S
                          ........95TH YEAR
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Sunday, September 4, 2-4 p.m., open house
                      Saturday, September 17, 2 p.m.,
               General membership meeting Program:  
                Finding  Einstein's Sailboat   

By David Allen, Humanities Professor at SUNY Maritime College
Sailing was a passion for
Albert Einstein. He learned
to sail on Lake Zurich in Switzerland in 1896, when
he was 18, and continued
sailing for over 50 years.
One of his favorite boats
was a beat-up 15 footer
called "Tinef"-meaning worthless or junk. He never strayed
too far from the shore and didn't race. He just enjoyed being
on the water and cruising, spending many summers sailing on Saranac Lake, sometime with a Russian Spy.
An intriguing and informative PowerPoint picture program depicting how maritime
history students overcame the problems encountered in their research and discovery of some of the Hudson Valley’s “Lost Treasures.”One of their most astonishing finds
was Albert Einstein’s own little sailboat. Where did these SUNY Maritime College
 students and their teacher find the boat?  And, who was the renowned physicist’s
 ravishing Russian sailing companion?     Did the brilliant Einstein know that she was
a spy? Listen and learn more about the research and revelations of Professor
David B. Allen  and his college-level students in their search for some of our region’s “misplaced” historic artifacts that have “disappeared” through neglect or ignorance
of their real historic significance.  Come and see what they have discovered! 
 David B. Allen of Verplanck teaches history and research methods, with a
concentration in American Maritime History, within the Humanities Department at
 State University of New York
 (SUNY) Maritime College in the Throggs Neck section of The Bronx.   In addition, he
 is the assistant collections manager and an active member of the Board of the
 Maritime Industry Museum located at historic Fort Schuyler on the campus of the
 Maritime College.  A longtime history teacher and“hands-on” maritime explorer on the Mississippi and Hudson rivers, he was the Educator aboard the Hudson River sloop Clearwater in 1994 and also the Education Director for the National Maritime Historical Society, based in Peekskill. 
              Saturday,  Sept. 17,  2016      2 p.m.     Free to Public         
Sponsored by The Van Cortlandtville Historical Society, 297 Locust Avenue, Cortlandt Manor                                                                                                                   

 












 


















       














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