January - June 2021
History, and music, from St. Paul’s
These are distance presentations, through a shared platform. Please respond through the contact e mail provided, noting the progam (s) in which you are interested. Prior to the event, you will receive a link to the program.
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Schedule of Presentations:
Sat., Jan. 9, 1 PM
Prof. David Blight of Yale University, explores the life and times of Frederick Douglass, based on his recent Pulitzer prize winning biography of the 19th century civil rights icon, in a talk titled, “Frederick Douglass in His Times and in Our Own".
Monday, Jan. 18, 1 PM.
A talk about the civil rights struggles and triumphs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Prof. Kristopher Burrell of Hostos Community College.
Monday, Feb. 15, President’s Day
At 1 PM, in celebration of President's Day, music historian Robert Cohen explores the interesting & revealing story of Presidential campaign themes songs, throughout American history, with audio samples of the songs and commentary.
Friday, March 12, 1 PM (re-scheduled from Feb. 13)
In a distance presentation, through a shared platform, bass baritone Ronald Campbell, and keyboard accompaniment, will perform oratorio and operatic selections, including spirituals, in recognition of Black History Month.
Sat. March 13, 1 PM
Women’s history month presentation, with Kim Harris of Western History Alive, offering a first person re-enactment, portraying Libbie Custer, widow of the infamous General, George A. Custer, focusing on the years, after his death, when Libbie lived in nearby Bronxville, NY.
Sat, April 10
St. Paul’s historian Maria Byrne explores the topic of Children and the American Revolution.
Richard Forliano, retired History teacher and Town Historian of Eastchester, New York presents “Which Side are You On,” an interactive program, exploring the difficult choices – Patriot, Loyalist, or neutral? -- faced by people in New York at the beginning of the Revolutionary War.
Sat. May 8, 1 PM
Erik Weiselberg, award-winning, chief historian of Revolutionary Westchester 250 explores the pivotal encampment of the American and French armies in the County in the summer of 1781, including the attempt to deceive the British about the army's intentions, leading to the campaign to Virginia and the climatic victory at Yorktown in October 1781.
Monday, May 31, Memorial Day Commemoration
Self guided tours throughout the day will recall the stories of the veterans buried in the historic cemetery at St. Paul's. At 1 PM, Park Ranger Michael Callahan presents -- through a shared platform, requiring registration -- an exploration of the lives and service of several of the Union Army, Civil War, veterans, interred at St. Paul's.
Sat., June 12, 1 PM
Mary V. Thompson, Research Historian at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, explores slavery and George Washington, on the Virginia plantation, based on her recent book that delved into that topic.
Schedule is Subject to Change.