99 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.   

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.

OPEN HOUSE PROGRAM

IS THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH 2-4 PM

We are closed for the Winter, see you in the Spring!



WE ARE EASING INTO THE NEW NORMAL!


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 5, 2020, outside 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 service, continuing a tradition started by the Van Cortlandtville Historical Society in 2001, will include a background talk, bilingual prayer, musket salute by uniformed reenactors and a mourn arms ceremony.

Please wear a face covering and observe social distancing because of the coronavirus.

Please bring an umbrella to protect yourself against the sun (or rain). Because of health concerns, the church will not be open to the public.

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May God bless all of you and stay safe.

​Dan Bailey, President of the VCHS



                



In case of inclement weather and for more information visit: www.vancort.net; or, call (914) 736-7868. 


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