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"100" 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. 

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What Did Winston Say?    ​ Our Guest Speaker Will Tell Us

CHURCHILL IN WESTCHE​STER

Cortlandt Town Hall1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, New York

Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 2 p.m.

Sponsored by The Van Cortlandtville Historical Society,The Yorktown Historical Society and Croton Friends of History This year marks the 75th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s famous “Iron Curtain Speech,” which followed the multi-national military victory that defeated Nazi Germany during World War II. America’s most prominent partner in this undertaking was Winston Churchill, the wartime Prime Minister of Great Britain. Eight years before he emerged on the world stage, Winston Churchill delivered an historic lecture on “THE WORLD CRISIS” at the newly-opened Westchester County Center in White Plains in 1932 during a memorable two-month lecture tour of the United States.                                   

             Author and historian Anthony Czarnecki of Cortlandt Manor 

reveals the fascinating story behind Churchill’s appearance in Westchester County, what he said to an audience of 1,500 people, and how his visionary remarks came to re-shape post-war Europe. Mr. Czarnecki is the author of. " WHEN WINSTON CHURCHILL SPOKE IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY. " He is a long-time member of the International Churchill Society and has served on the Board of Trustees of the Westchester County Historical Society and is a member of the Van Cortlandtville Historical Society. 

          IMPORTANT NOTICE: MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ATTENDEES AND AUDIENCE IS LIMITED TO 50 GUESTS DUE TO 3 FT. SOCIAL DISTANCING.        TOWN HALL RULES MUST BE ADHERED TO.                                            


Memorial Service: HONORING THE FRENCH SOLDIER IS A YEARLY EVENT

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, 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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