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St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site
897 South Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY

Special free Programs in June 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 1 PM
Our Wednesday concert series features Peter Lawrence playing jazz and swing selections for clarinet, accompanied by keyboard.

Thursday, June 4, First Thursdays at St. Paul’s, open from 1 to 9 PM
At 7 PM, Dr. David Oestreicher, an author and anthropologist, explores the history and culture of the Lenape, the original Indian settlers of the St. Paul’s vicinity.

Wednesday, June 10, 1 PM
A talk exploring the role and history of newspapers in colonial America, spotlighting one of the themes in the site’s current feature exhibit, “Intrigue on the Village Green: The Election of 1733 at St. Paul’s”.

Sat., June 13, noon to 4 PM, Colonial Day
Join us for Colonial era crafts, cooking, music, dancing and arms. Horse drawn carriage rides through the historic cemetery, from 1 to 3 PM. A 2 PM performance on the 1830 Erben pipe organ, and a 1 PM talk exploring colonial political life, reflected through the famous Election of 1733 on the village green at St. Paul’s.

June 17, 1 PM, Custer at the Little Bighorn
A talk about the famous victory of a combined Indian force over the American cavalry unit commanded by George A. Custer at the battle fought in June 1876, including a surprising connection to St. Paul’s N.H.S.