Saint Paul's Church Program Schedule
September - 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.
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