Saint Paul's Church Program Schedule
September 2013 - December 2013
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 July. 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.
To view the Saint Paul's Church Fall History & Music Schedule, click here.
To view the 'First Thursdays at Saint Paul's' event schedule, click here.
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 other Friday, weather permitting, through October -- July 19, Aug.2, Aug.16, Aug. 30, Sept. 13, Sept. 27, Oct. 11.)
Monday, October 14
Columbus Day Recognition
The site is 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. 15, 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. 18, 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. 19, 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. Special talk on the Hessians of the American Revolution.
Sat., Nov. 9, open from noon to 4 PM
American Indians and the Civil War
At 1 PM, Lawrence M. Hauptmann, a Distinguished Professor of History at SUNY New Paltz, explores the experiences of about 20,000 American Indians who served in the Union and Confederate armies. The talk explains the reasons for the significant presence of so many Native Americans in the Civil War and recounts their significant contributions to combat and to regimental life. Among the Native Americans covered are the Iroquois in New York and Wisconsin, Ojibwes and Odawas in Michigan and the Pequots in Connecticut. The talk is presented through the Speakers in the Humanities program of the New York Council for the Humanities.
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, there will be a performance and sing-along of songs that soldiers would have sung and heard from the 18th to the 20th centuries.
Friday, Dec. 13, 10 AM - Noon
Bill of Rights Program
An educational program marking the 221th anniversary of the adoption of the Bill of Rights.
Sat., Dec. 14, 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. At noon, join the Civil Air Patrol for a special ceremony,Wreaths Across America, remembers American Service members buried at St. Paul's.
Sun., Dec. 22, 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. Arrive early, at 1:15 PM, to enjoy a presentation in the museum of the traditional Christmas play, St. George and the Dragon.
Dec. 23, 24, 26, 27, 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