Yorktown One Room School Houses
Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm
“One Room School Houses”, History of Education in Yorktown by Lynn Briggs, Mary Anne Ruvo, Ingrid Cichette, and Chuck Radke. Lynn Briggs is an owner of an original one room Yorktown school house and received the first “Homes of Historic Distinction” plaque in Yorktown in 2016. In the late 1800s there were 9 districts totally within Yorktown plus several shared with other towns. Each had a single one room schoolhouse with one teacher. The houses were located so no one had to walk more than 1 ½ miles. Photos exist for many and several houses that remain. Much happened before the late 1800s to get us to free public schools in Yorktown. Join us Oct. 2 for a guided tour of the Little Red School House. Find more information in our Oct. calendar.
Yorktown Community Center, Commerce St., Yorktown Hts.
Little Red School House Visit
Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 2:00 am
Tour with a docent the Little Red School House at 297 Locust Ave. next to Old Saint Peter's Church and cemetery just south of Oregon Road in the Town of Cortlandt. Parking is at top of driveway or in adjacent cemetery lot. The house is operated by The VanCorlandtville Historic Society.
297 Locust Ave.. Cortland
To Be Announced
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:30 am
Subject to be announced.
Yorktown Community Center, Commerce St., Yorktown Hts. Nutrition Room
The Story of the Nimbams
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:30 am
“The Story of the Nimbams” by Alfred (Stone-Heart) and Edward (Wolf) Conley. The brothers are descendants of Chief Daniel Nimbam and are members of the Schanghticoke First Nation. November is Native American month. Much history has been lost regarding the indigenous people of the Hudson and Housatonic valleys where the Waping tribes resided before the American Colonies.
Yorktown Hart Library, 1130 Main St., Shrub Oak.