To Marry an English Lord - a Lecture and Book Signing
Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Preppy Handbook author Carol McD. Wallace lectures on the American heiresses like Anna Gould who went to Europe and traded their wealth for titles. She chronicles the wealthy papas, pushy mamas and beautiful daughters who made this happen. From the wheeling and dealing to the lavish weddings, and the titles. What attracted English lords to American women, included their magnificent wardrobes and well-rounded educations that only plenty of money could buy, plus their animated personalities, prettier looks, and better teeth (Were they looking for wives or a stable of horses?) Wallace will sign her book To Marry and English Lord, which helped inspire Downton Abbey, following her talk. This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Lyndhurst Carriage House.
Lyndhurst Carriage Barn, 635 South Broadway, Irvington, NY
Art of the New Deal
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
FDR's New Deal provided federally funded jobs for millions of unemployed Americans during the Great Depression. These included jobs for tens of thousands of artists including musicians, actors, dancers, writer, photographers, painters and sculptors. While providing a means to live for these individuals, it also served a larger purpose to give all Americans access to art and culture. New Deal artists brought theater, music and dance to every corner of the nation and created hundreds of thousands of paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture. Their work continues to adorn public buildings throughout the country. Scroll through this online exhibition and then visit the FDR Presidential Library and Museum, 4079 Albany Post Road (Route 9), Hyde Park, NY www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu
an online exhibit. Take a moment today to explore these artworks from the collections of the FDR Library
A Gilded Age Christmas
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Much like Ebenezer, you can visit a Christmas past! Come to see lavish holiday decorations and enjoy special programs. A little more than an hour's drive from Yorktown, this resplendent historic site is not to be missed. Open Thursdays through Sundays 12 noon to 4 p.m. from November 21st through December 31st.Additional hours during the last two weeks of December. For more information call (845) 889-8851. There is an admission fee for the tour.
Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Old Post Road, Staatsburgh, NY
Winter Break History Mini-Camp
Monday, December 23, 2013 at 10:00 am
An educational program for children aged five to ten, held during winter school break, with each day focused on a different topic. This is a drop-off program. Reservations are required. Admission is $15 per child; $12 for members of the Friends of John Jay Homestead. Program does not meet on December 25th. For more info call 914 232-5651
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, 400 Jay Street, Katonah, NY 10536
Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys and the Dawn of a New America
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Lecture by Gilbert King. Contact the Friends Office for more information. 914 232-8119
Part of a Scholar's Lecture Series entitled: Long Path to Equality
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, 400 Jay Street, Katonah, NY
Westfield Tower and the Field Family of Mohegan Lake
Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm
A presentation by the Research and Preservation subcommittee of the Board for the Yorktown Historical Society, on the fascinating history of William Bradhurst Osgood Field, his family and properties in Mohegan Lake. The story begins in 1850's when the Fields first established residence in Mohegan. This presentation will discuss the history of Field's properties in Mohegan including, most significantly, Westfield Farm and mansion, later known as Ladycliff Academy/Franciscan School, as well as life in Mohegan in the early part of the 20th century.
This program is free and open to the public.
Yorktown Community and Cultural Center, 1974 Commerce Street, Ground Floor Senior Room, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598