Van Cortlandtville Historical Society - Where History Comes Alive


  
98 YEARS AND GOING STRONG
 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 www.vancort.net; or, call (914) 736-7868.
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                          OPEN HOUSE PROGRAM 
      IS THE FIRST SUNDAY OF  EVERY MONTH 2-4 PM  
            OPEN HOUSE program closed for the winter, see you in the Spring
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IMPORTANT UPCOMING SPEAKERS AND SPECIAL EVENTS:
                                                                                                                                          
       Saturday, February 16, 2019 2 p.m.       
      HOLLYWOOD'S “Lightning War” on America’s First
                               “America First” Movement
 
    What was the hidden purpose of the portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in the movies of almost a century ago?   When and why was the image of the iconic Lincoln used by Hollywood icons to influence public opinion about the America First Movement in the late 1930s?   How were two particular popular films about the younger Mr. Lincoln in Illinois intentionally designed as propaganda to shift American public opinion about the War in Europe, which was divided before Pearl Harbor, to a more outspoken interventionist position in regard to the war?   And, who were these film producers?                                                                                                                                                                    
    In answering these historically-significant questions, author and historian Dr. Brian See of Peekskill, professor of Communication and Media, Manhattanville College, will tell the intriguing behind-the-scenes story of the influence of Lincoln in the movies in a powerful PowerPoint picture program based on his upcoming book ---
The Lincoln Blitz:  Hollywood’s Lightning War on America’s First “America First” Movement
      He is also the author of the 2016 book,  Lincoln Before Lincoln.                                                                                                      
                                                     
                                       

 
                                                 FREE and open to the Public 
                      Sponsored by The Van Cortlandtville Historical Society 
           At The Little Red Schoolhouse297 Locust Avenue, Cortlandt Manor, NY                               www.vancort.net                                                                    (914) 736-7868                                          In case of inclement weather, call or check the website above.
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             DESIGNER PURSE BINGO   SAVE THE DATE    
SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2019 
    DOORS OPEN AT NOON
$45 includes 10 games of bingo for designer purses, a full catered luncheon , make your own sundae bar, door prizes, 50/50 and raffles. This year we will have prizes for the men too. 

PLEASE SUPPORT THIS FUNCTION, IT IS THE
ONLY FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR!

          CONTACT LEAH OLSEN FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS
                 princessvasilea@verizon.net OR CALL (914)739-6453
 


 

















     
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