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.    ____________________________      

       
       NEXT OPEN HOUSE ROGRAM                  





    Special SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2015   2-4 pm                          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.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS HISTORICAL EVENT.

IT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC











        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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