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"102" 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., 

                                           (FROM APRIL TO OCTOBER)                                                                                 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.   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.

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TENTATIVE SPEAKERS      FOR 2024 SCHEDULE

January 20:  Mr. Peter, Cutul, from FORT MONTGOMERY, The Battle of the Twin Forts.

February 17: Rachel Whitlow from HAVESTRAW BRICK MUSEUM

March 16: The Ladies of Liberty for Women’s History Month

April 20: The Massacre at Pound Ridge by Jon Scott Bennett

May 18:   CHANGE IN PROGRAM WE ARE PRESENTING"CARLA AND KEYES with a selection of Abolitionist Songs in tribute to the Juneteenth end of Slavery

 June 15: Barbara Davies Co-Director for the Westchester County Historical Society – Famous Actors from Movies and TV from West. County

July 7th.........Sunday.......Dedication at 3:00 at Old St. Peter's Church (located in the Old Cemetery next to the Little Red Schoolhouse) Dedication to the French Soldiers who fought and died fighting for our cause. Old St. Peter's Church was used as a hospital during the Revolutionary War.  Program followed by a light supper at the Schoolhouse. Reinactors and guests in costumes are welcome!

July 20: Barbecue: ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND AND BRING A FRIEND. For more details contact Gerry Dempsey.

August 17: Trip to the Purple Heart Museum: For details contact Susan Soussan.

September 21 : CHANGE IN SPEAKER  OUR NEW SPEAKER WILL BE FRANK GODERRE, PAST PRESIDENT OF THE VCHS, WITH 100 YEARS-THE BEAR MOUNTAIN BRIDGE. 

October 19:  Patrick Rafferty  from the West. County Historical Society’ Famous Cemeteries in our area Halloween theme

FRIDAY AT 11:30, November 15: Annual Election and Luncheon at Cortlandt Colonial – Anthony Czarnecki.

WHEN YANKEE DOODLE DANDY CAME TO TOWN: JAMES CAGNEY IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY”.

December 21: Holiday Party: For more details contact Susan and John Tomadelli

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ANNUAL DEDICATION TO THE FRENCH SOLDIERS:

   Please join us every year as we pay tribute to the French Soldiers, who fought and died for our cause during the Revolutionary War.

This year it was held on Sunday, July 7, 2024, 3 PM at  Old St. Peter's Church, 

Different groups of reinactors will be attending with their muskets

followed by Refreshments at the Little Red Schoolhouse

Old St. Peter's Church

 is located in the Old Cemetery on the corner of Locust Avenue and 

Oregon Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, 

 

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