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THANKS FOR VISITING 

THE VAN CORTLANDTVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

          We hope you will find out Web site interesting and informative. We update our site monthly with new information.

We are located in the LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE

297 Locust Avenue, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 

Regular Business 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 (Holiday Party) 

 OPENING WILL BE DELAYED DUE TO COVID19 RESTRICTIONS

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THE VAN CORTLANDTVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY


CELEBRATING " 100 " YEARS OF HISTORY IN 2020

     SEE EVENT SECTION FOR UPCOMING PROGRAMS

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 PROGRAM

THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH

CLOSED FOR THE WINTER, SEE YOU IN THE SPRING!

OPENING WILL BE DELAYED DUE TO COVID19 RESTRICTIONS

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FIRST ACTIVITY OF THE YEAR:

DON'T MISS THIS ANNUAL DEDICATION

Memorial Service: The annual Memorial Service honoring the eight French soldiers who died in Van Cortlandtville during the Revolutionary War will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 4, 2021, at Old Saint Peter’s Church. French forces used the church as a military hospital in 1781 and 1782 when they were in the area before and after the victory of Generals Washington and Rochambeau over the British in Yorktown, Virginia, in October 1781. The 30-minute service, continuing a tradition started by the Van Cortlandtville Historical Society in 2001, will include a background talk, bilingual prayer, musket salute by uniformed re-enactors and a mourn arms ceremony.

Face coverings are optional because we will be outdoors. Please consider bringing an umbrella to protect yourself against the sun (or rain). While the cermony will be outdoors, the Church will be open for visitors (a few at a time).

          

                       DEDICATION 

      TO THE  FRENCH SOLDIERS


 Photos below are from previous dedications



                                     Reenactors fire a musket salute during the 2018 service. 

                                                     Photo by Julie Diddell


In 2019, Van Cortlandtville Historical Society leaders display one of the new National Park Service markers that identify Old Saint Peter’s Church and other sites along the national historic trail. From left are Director Lindsey Wood, Past President Jeff Canning and Treasurer Anne de Neuville. Photo by Lucie Poirier





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First Meeting and Speaker of the Year in the New Normal

                           Saturday, September 18, 2021 

            General Meet;ing followed by speaker at 2 pm

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