Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:30 am
“HISTORY OF SLAVERY IN THE COLONIES & STATES” by Michael Kahn, Yorktown Historical Society Board Member and Ongoing History Student. The terrible social and economic slavery activity has been with humanity for a long time and in some case is still with us. Let's go back to where and how slavery started in the Anglo-American colonies. Then let's go to the period before the U.S. Civil war and through the Reconstruction period. Join us for this interesting and informative presentation. WHERE: Yorktown John C. Hart Library, 1130 Main St., Shrub Oak. Free & Open to the Public. 7:30 PM
Yorktown John C. Hart Library, 1130 Main St., Shrub Oak. 7:30 PM
Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7:30 am
for Women's History Month, “Valiant Female Patriots” by
Monica Doherty, Local Historian and Board Member. This is a joint program with the
Van Cordtlandville Historical Society. The presentation is about five dedicated female
revolutionaries who fought or provided strong support during the American
Revolution. Thursday, 7:30 pm at J C Hart Library, 1130 Main St., Shrub Oak. 7:30 PM
J C Hart Library, 1130 Main St., Shrub Oak. 7:30 PM
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:30 am
Turtle Hill: A 1735 Yorktown House in History by Chris Burkhardt &
Paul Szczepanski, Current Owners. Since its construction around 1735, The Turtle Hill
House (also known as Quereau House) has been home to generations of Yorktown
residents reflected in area history. Thursday 7:30 pm at Yorktown Community
Center (Nutrition Room, Ground Floor), 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown Hts.
Yorktown Community Center (Nutrition Room, Ground Floor), 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown Hts.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:30 am
Yorktown at War, 1775-1783” by John T. Martino who published a book
of that title in 1996 which is now being reprinted. John was a 1970 graduate of Yorktown
High School. One major role played by Yorktown was the site for Rochambeau's armies
camp sites down to Yorktown, VA, and also on his return to Newport, RI, after his win in
Virginia. Yorktown was the location of his headquarters for about 5 weeks on his return.
Thursday, 7:30 pm, at historic Peter Pratts restaurant on Croton Heights Road.
historic Peter Pratts restaurant on Croton Heights Road. 7:30 PM