Saint Paul's Church Program Schedule
June - December 2014
St. Paul's Church National Historic Site is open for tours of the site's rich, 340-year-old history, Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM. We are open 1PM to 9 PM the first Thursday of each month, except August. The site is also open the second Saturday of every month, from noon to 4 PM, except October, when we are open the third Saturday of the month, instead of the second Saturday. Parking and admission are free.
View the Saint Paul's Church Spring Music and History Schedule.
View the 'First Thursdays at St. Paul's' Event Schedule.
Wednesday, June 11, 1 PM
Latin Jazz Guitars
Enjoy a robust performance of music for Latin Jazz Guitars, featuring Ricardo Gautreau and Dough Munro.
Sat., June 14, open from Noon to 4 PM
Join us for Colonial era style music, dancing, crafts, games and arms. There are also special tours of the Church Bell Tower and of the colonial section of the historic cemetery, and a recital on the historic pipe organ. Hay rides through the historic cemetery. Talks explore colonial life.
Friday, July 4, starting at 10:30 AM
Independence Day Celebration
A traditional July 4th celebration featuring music, speeches, refreshments, reading of the Declaration of Independence, and tolling of the historic St. Paul's church bell - 13 times.
June 18, 1 PM
Custer at the Little Bighorn
Friday, July 11, 3 PM
Church Tower Walk
Join us for a talk and a walk up the 74 steps of the centuries-old Church tower, leading to the historic bronze bell. (This program will be repeated every Friday, weather permitting, through October.)
Wed., July 9, 10:30 AM
Tour of Pell's Point Battlefield
A walking tour of portions of the Split Rock Golf Course, in Pelham Bay Park, site of the Revolutionary War battle of Pell's Point. Reservations must be made in advance through St. Paul's; space is limited; call 914-667-4116 for details;
Sat., July 12, open from Noon to 4 PM
The Battle of Princeton
At 1 PM, archeologist and historian Wade Catts explores the crucial New Jersey battle of early January 1777, one of General Washington's great victories in the Revolutionary War. Mr. Catts co-authored a major new study of the terrain and battle accounts, providing a more accurate understanding of the engagement. He will also explain how the action at Princeton played an important role in sustaining the American cause. After the talk, enjoy tours of the historic church, Bell tower and cemetery, one of the nation's oldest burial yards.
Wed., July 16, 1 PM
Bayonets, Musket Balls & Ship's Bread
Witness a costumed demonstration about the life of a Revolutionary War soldier; refreshments provided.
Wed., July 23, 1 PM
A Clash of Cultures: Anne Hutchinson's Brief life near St. Paul's Church
A presentation exploring the interface between the local Lenape Indians, the Dutch commercial colony of New Netherland and the bold Puritan rebel Anne Hutchinson near St. Paul's in the 1640s.
Sat., Aug. 9, open from Noon to 4 PM
The Transatlantic World on the Hutchinson River
At 1 PM, Professor Laura Chmielewski of SUNY Purchase explores the influence of the transatlantic world on the original settlers of the Town of Eastchester, which was founded at St. Paul's in 1664. The talk examines the Atlantic world of the 17th century, and illuminates the cultural and social influences on the early settlers of Westchester County, helping to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the town. Professor Chmielewski is co author of the recently published The Atlantic Experience: Peoples, Places, Ideas. There will also be tours of the Church tower and the historic cemetery, one of the nation's oldest burial grounds.
Wed., Aug. 20, 1 PM
The Authors of St. Paul's
A presentation exploring the lives and writings of three authors buried at St. Paul's -- Frederick Whittaker, a leading 19th century dime novelist; Matthew Graham, a Civil War veteran and regimental historian; Lyon Boston, a prominent 20th century lawyer and writer of a personal memoir
Monday, Sept. 1, open regular hours 9 AM to 5 PM
Tours throughout the day recall the various and shifting occupations over the centuries of men and women interred in the historic cemetery. There also will be a 1 PM presentation in the museum about the history of Labor Day. Tours of the Church bell tower offered.Sat., Sept. 13, open from Noon to 4 PM Mary Todd Lincoln At 1 PM, Professor Jean H. Baker of Goucher College explores the life and times of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln, and one of our nation's most puzzling first ladies. Professor Baker is author of the widely acclaimed Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography. There's also a 3 PM tour of the historic church and Bell Tower, as well as the cemetery, one of the nation's oldest burial yards.
Monday, Oct. 13, open regular hours, 9 AM to 5 PM
There will be a presentation in the museum at 1 PM exploring the history of Columbus Day. Children can enjoy special crafts projects related to the Holiday, in addition to scavenger hunts focusing on the historic church and cemetery, with prizes. Tour the historic Bell Tower.
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 10 AM
Tour of Pell's Point Battlefield
Join us for a walking tour of the Split Rock Golf Course, in Pelham Bay Park, site of the Revolutionary War battle of Pell's Point. Reservations must be made in advance through St. Paul's; space is limited; call 914-667-4116 for details.
Fri., Oct. 17, 7 PM
Candlelight Tour & Historic Music Program
Tour the historic cemetery by candlelight, visiting the graves of soldiers and civilians who lived through the American Revolution; hear a performance of 18th century music by Linda Russell & Companie, in the historic Church; refreshments served -- part of the Battle of Pell's Point Encampment.
Sat. Oct. 18, 10 AM to 4 PM
Battle of Pell's Point Encampment
An encampment that commemorates the nearby 1776 Battle of Pell's Point. It includes talks on the American Revolution, musket firing and militia drill, period music and dancing, dramatizations, crafts and cooking, historic children's games and toys, with dozens of costumed re-enactors, representing the armies that fought in the Revolutionary War.
Sat., Nov. 8, open from noon to 4 PM
Renegade Revolutionary: General Charles Lee
At 1 PM, Professor Phil Papas of Union County College explores Charles Lee, one of the most complex and controversial of the American revolutionaries. Based on his new book about Lee, Dr. Papas chronicles the general's radical political outlook, his cross-cultural experiences, his cosmopolitanism, and his confidence that the American Revolution could be won primarily by the militia (or irregulars) rather than a centralized regular army.
Monday, Nov. 11, open regular hours, 9 to 5
Veterans Day Commemoration
Join us for an 11 AM ceremony commemorating Veterans Day, followed by tours recalling the stories of soldiers buried in the historic cemetery. At 1 PM, music historian Robert Cohen presents "Songs of World War I," exploring the history of America during the era of the Great War through contemporary songs and music, helping to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the War to End All Wars.
Monday, Dec. 15, 10 AM - Noon
Bill of Rights Program
An educational program marking the 223rd anniversary of the adoption of the Bill of Rights.
Sat., Dec. 13, open from Noon to 4 PM
Holiday Music & The Holiday of Christmas
Join us for a 2 PM Holiday performance of Holiday music, featuring Harp, French Horn and voice. Arrive early at 1 PM for a presentation about the historical development of Christmas as a holiday in America.
Sun., Dec. 21, 2 PM
Holiday Organ Concert
A recital by acclaimed organist Kathryn Jones featuring classical music on the 1830 Erben (accompanied by soprano), including some traditional carols and Holiday favorites. Refreshments served.
Dec. 22, 23, 24, 26, 29, 30, 31, 10 AM to 4 PM
Family Holiday Program
Historic games, activities, music and demonstrations, designed for children on vacation from school, as well as parents, adults, and others.
Schedule is Subject to Change.
For more information, please call: (914) 667-4116
We are located at 897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550