Van Cortlandtville Historical Society - Where History Comes Alive

 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; or, call (914) 736-7868.
                          OPEN HOUSE PROGRAM 
             October will be the last open house for the year

  JOIN US ON SATURDAYOCTOBER, 20, 2018, 2:00 P.M. 
     The Van Cortlandtville Historical Society is proud to present


Author and Hudson Valley historian Anthony Musso will make a *return engagement to our Society on Saturday Oct. 20th at 2 p.m. at The Little Red Schoolhouse, with Volume 3 of his Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley series.
Part of his PowerPoint picture program will focus on the Standard House next to the fabled "Yellow Brick Road"down by the Peekskill Railroad and waterfront. He will also tell the stories of some other little known, but significant,  historic sites in the general area.  His Volume 3 book will be available for sale and signing after his talk.
Mr. Musso presented his first 2 volumes in his Hidden Treasures series to us back in Nov. 2014
                                FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 
                       PLEASE JOIN US FOR REFRESHMENTS

                        Van Cortlandtville Historical Society Inc.

          Annual Luncheon Meeting and Election
The annual luncheon meeting and election of the Van Cortlandtville Historical
 Society Inc. will be held Friday, November 16, 2018, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at the Cortlandt Colonial Restaurant, 5714 Albany Post Road, Cortlandt (by the old rock cut)
Please consider bringing a guest; this is a great opportunity to share all the
wonderful things our Society has done and continues to do. This flier is the official
notification about this event; there will not be a separate mailing.

Kirk Moldoff (left) of Montrose, a member of our Society, will present a program
on Lost Annsville, the hamlet that was home to some of the Cortlandt/ Peekskill area’s first industries. Its lampblack factory was the antecedent to a crayon dynasty, and a blast furnace on the bank of Annsville Creek had its own narrow-gauge railroad running to the Croft mines of Putnam. The wire mill at the base of Lampblack Hill was the area’s largest employer, yet not a trace remains of these vibrant industries and others that were central to the existence of this little hamlet, which is just outside the restaurant. Mr. Moldoff is a medical illustrator and animator with a passion for industrial archaeology, local history and cast-iron stoves. A native of New Jersey and former resident of Peekskill, he has degrees in Neuroscience and Medical Education, having studied at the University of Rochester and University of Chicago. His artwork has been exhibited at the Society of Illustrators in New York City and has been featured in publications by the National Geographic Society and Scientific American. He is a past trustee and vice president of the Peekskill Museum and a recipient of the Chester A. Smith Award. He is also a past chairman of the City of Peekskill Historic Preservation Board.

Our lunch service in the banquet room will consist of soup, salad, rolls and butter, with a main course selection of prime rib, chicken marsala or stuffed sole, plus potatoes and vegetables, followed by coffee, tea and dessert.
The total price per person, including tax and gratuity, is only $30,
the same as it has been since 2016. Reservations and payment must be made in
advance (no walk-ins). Please fill out the form below and return it, no later than
November 9, with your check, payable to Van Cortlandtville Historical Society,
297 Locust Avenue, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567-1308.

Name(s) ____________________
Main course: ___Prime rib ___Chicken ___Sole
Price, including tax and gratuity: $30 per person
  Amount enclosed $__________


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