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 suspended until the Spring 2015
 
     Historic Little Red Schoolhouse  
The Van Cortlandtville Historical Society will host an Open House the first Sunday of each month from April to November... 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 our website at www.vancort.net; or, call (914) 736-7868.    ____________________________      

                      
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 7:30 P.M., JOINT GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING WITH THE YORKTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, HART LIBRARY, 1130 EAST MAIN STREET, SHRUB OAK.
For Black History month,

"Baseball in Black & White" by local Baseball Collector & Historian, Bob Mayer. Mayer has spoken at the 2007 Negro League Conference and is researching Black Barnstorming teams.

100.7 WHUD Community CalendarIn conjunction with Black History Month, the Yorktown Historical Society and the Van Cortlandtville Historical Society are co-sponsoring a PowerPoint program presented by noted baseball historian and collector Bob Mayer of Putnam Valley. Mr. Mayer's talk, accompanied by vintage pictures and memorabilia, will highlight the history of African Americans in baseball, including some of the Black Barnstorming teams that played in the Hudson Valley in the era when blacks were barred from major league play. His talk will be a modified version of his "Baseball in Black & White" program that he presented in 2013 at the Adriance Library in Poughkeepsie for the "Pride & Passion" series and exhibit that was sponsored by the American Library Association and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. Mr. Mayer's expertise and passion with baseball spans 50 years as a player, published author, lecturer and avid memorabilia collector. Items from his collection were featured in "The Glory Days" (New York Baseball, 1947-1957) exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York. In addition to his affiliation with the National Baseball Hall of Fame, he has presented to and is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Negro League Conference...and active with many other historical and baseball societies up and down the Hudson Valley. Website www.yorktownhistory.org; www.vancort.net Contact E-mail writefocus@aol.com 

                                       SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2 PM
     GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND PROGRAM
   JOHN CURRAN AND JOHN MORABITO WILL PRESENT
                        "PEEKSKILL STREET NAMES"











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