Program Schedule: July 2020
History from St. Paul’s
E mail, for this program: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays at 2 PM, in July 2020
Join us for a series of five, live presentations, through digital sharing platforms, exploring an interesting array of topics in the history of St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site and our country. These digital presentations, with questions and discussion at the conclusion of each, generally run about an hour. The programs will be available through Google Meet or Zoom, and you should be prepared to join us through either of those two platforms. To be part of this learning experience, please respond by e mail to email@example.com with your name and e mail address, specifying for which of programs you are registering. On the day of the event, one half hour before the presentation begin, we would communicate through e mail with the appropriate link.
Schedule of Presentations:
Wednesday, July 1, at 2 PM: Live, narrated digital tour of St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site. We begin in the 18th century stone and brick church, used as a Revolutionary War field hospital, which maintains its internal appearance of the 1780s. Following that, we enter the museum, a former parish hall, for a look at an exhibition on display that explores Westchester County and the American Revolution. Our third stop is the historic cemetery, among the nation’s oldest burial yards, with legible gravestones dating to 1704. Our discussion and viewing – stones & stories -- focuses on the era of the American Revolution and the colonial period.
Wednesday, July 8, at 2 PM. The Triumph of Woman Suffrage: Commemorating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment. This presentation chronicles and examines the historical background of the campaign to end restrictions on voting based on gender, culminating in the approval of the 19th amendment, 100 years ago, in 1920.
Wednesday, July 15, at 2 PM. The Lincoln Assassination: A Historical & Emotional Passage in American History. An exploration of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in April 1865, with an emphasis on the varied reactions to this tragic event, and a surprising connection to St. Paul’s Church.
Wednesday, July 22, 2 PM. Anne Hutchinson’s Long Journey to St. Paul’s. Tracing the life, times and religious controversies of Mrs. Hutchinson, the Puritan dissident, exiled from Massachusetts Bay colony, who lived near St. Paul’s Church in the final period of her life in the early 1640s.
Wednesday, July 29, 2 PM: The Jewels of St. Paul’s. We return to St. Paul’s for a revealing look at the stories behind some of the iconic features of the church, including the colonial bell, one of the nation’s oldest working pipe organs, a testament to the Roosevelts and a simple but illuminating oak chair from the 17th century.
Schedule is Subject to Change.