Van Cortlandtville Historical Society - Where History Comes Alive
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                            We are located in the
                      LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE
                                         297 Locust Avenue
                                Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567   
     Regular meetings, followed by a program, are held on the third Saturday of each month beginning at 2 p.m.(except as noted)  July (picnic) November (annual luncheon)December (Christmas Party)             
     OPEN HOUSE PROGRAM;THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH
 
Open House Sunday, 2 p.m., Sept. 7, At Historic Little Red Schoolhouse  
The Van Cortlandtville Historical Society will host an Open House on Sunday, September 7, from 2 to 4 p.m., at The Little Red Schoolhouse, 297 Locust Avenue, Cortlandt Manor, New York.  The 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.   
      
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th, AT 2:00 pm
                 
MR. JOHN WONDERLICH, PRESIDENT OF THE THE OSSINING HISTORICAL SOCIETY, WILL SPEAK ON THE
THE STORY OF SING SING
                       AND AN HISTORIC PRISON MUSEUM                          
John Wunderlich, President of the Ossining Historical Society, will present a program on the efforts to establish a museum on the grounds of the Sing Sing Correctional Facility on the banks of the Hudson River in Ossining. He will illustrate how such a museum at this location will offer a unique perspective with educational exhibits on crime and punishment in America over almost 200 years. The famous (or "infamous") Sing Sing, also known as the "Big House," is the oldest working prison in the United States. It's rich history is known throughout the world. Mr. Wunderlich, a professional artist and vice president of the Ossining Arts Council, works with the Rehabilitation Through the Arts Program with inmates at the prison. 
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