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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

OPENING WILL BE DELAYED DUE TO COVID19 RESTRICTIONS

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 JOIN US SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2021 AT 2:00 PM

 VAN CORTLANDTVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY IS CELEBRATING "100" YEARS OF HISTORY......JOIN US WITH YOUR PERSONAL STORIES.....

Did You Know?

WHAT'S YOUR STORY?    IT'S OUR HISTORY!

 Come and Tell Us Your Tale !

Help Us Find Out About Some Little-Known (Or, Perhaps Now-Forgotten) Happenings in the History of Our Area.

For example, some of us May Have Heard Stories in Programs Presented to Our Society in the Recent Past of the Amusing Antics of “The Babe, the Bing, and the Bob” in Nearby Putnam Valley: Babe Ruth Sitting on a Bar Stool or in a Church Pew up past Lake Peekskill;Bing Crosby Wading Through the Waters of the Hollowbrook; or Bob Dylan Strumming Along Peekskill Hollow Road. But…WHO was the Iconic Figure who was Served Good Old-Fashioned Home-Cooked Meals in one particular neighborhood in Peekskill in 1965….and WHAT Earth-Shattering Thing happened a block away in that same Peekskill Neighborhood almost three decades later on October 9, 1992.

…WHAT Giant World Body was headed to, and then “headed off” at the Cortlandt/Croton/Yorktown border in 1946?

WHERE was George Washington’s “Secret Tunnel” in Van Cortlandtville?

…WHEN and WHY ______________________________________________?

Saturday, November 20, 2021

2 p.m. FREE to Public

Sponsored by The Van Cortlandtville Historical Society

(914) 736-7868 www.vancort.net

At The Little Red Schoolhouse

297 Locust Avenue, Cortlandt Manor 10567

Out of an abundance of caution, we request that all attending please wear masks.

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 ANNUAL DEDICATION TO THE FRENCH

 SOLDIERS BURIED AT OLD ST. PETERS



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 PRESENTATION IN THE NEW NORMAL 9/18/21 DUANE JACKSON