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)             
      
            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-.    ____________________________      

                       OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE:                 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2-4 PM       
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2-4 PM    
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2-4 PM


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2 PM, GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
           PROGRAM: DAUGHTERS OFLIBERTY'S LEGACY,PATRIOTS IN PETTICOATS...


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2 PM, GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
PROGRAM:MARC CHESHIRE, MYSTERY OF MONEY ISLAND 

         MORE INFORMATION ON PROGRAMS TO FOLLOW AT A LATER DATE......................



JOIN US  FOR A
BOAT RIDE







                                   
The Van Cortlandtville Historical Society has scheduled a Hudson River cruise in mid-August for members and guests. The cruise is a low-cost attempt to revive the midsummer excursions that were a popular staple of our Society for years before bus trips became prohibitively expensive. 
The tour boat Evening Star, under the command of Captain Mary Pat Driscoll, will leave the dock at Riverfront Green in Peekskill at 12 noon Saturday, August 15, for a three-hour trip to the West Point area and back. The captain will provide informative narration along the way. Please be at the dock by 11:30 a.m. to allow time for boarding.
We need a minimum of 20 people to qualify for the group rate of $20 per person. The boat can accommodate a maximum of 30 passengers. Reservations, with payment, must be made by August 7 and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis with no refunds. No walk-ons will be accepted the day of the cruise.
Box lunches from Cole’s Market in Montrose (delivered to the boat at the start of the cruise) are available at $9 each. Or you can bring your own lunch. Beer and wine are available at a cash bar on board for $4 a serving.

A word of caution: The boat itself is accessible but access to the boat’s toilet is by a steep staircase. Anybody unable to navigate this staircase should not go on the cruise unless they can delay going to the toilet until the boat returns.

 If you have any questions, please contact our trip arranger, Past President George Kummer, at 914-737-7785 or beekeep02@optonline.net

 A reservation form appears BELOW. Hope to see you aboard!

 Sincerely,  Daniel Bailey, President        

Van Cortlandtville Historical Society

Reservation for boat trip

12 noon Saturday, August 15, 2015 

Name(s) _________________________________   ____________________________________

 
Number of box lunches __________
 

Phone (in case of severe weather or other last-minute problem) ___________________________

 
Reservations @ $20 per person __________

 
Box lunches @ $9 per lunch __________

 
Total enclosed $____________

 Please make your check payable to Van Cortlandtville Historical Society and return to 297 Locust Avenue, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 no later than August 7.





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