Saint Paul's Church Program Schedule

January - June 2018


St. Paul's Church National Historic Site is open for tours of the site's rich, 340-year-old history. Beginning the first week of October 2016, St. Paul's N.H.S. introduces new operating hours. From early July through late-December, the site will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. From early January through late-June, the site will be open Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. During those months of January through June, the site will also be open the second Saturday of each month, noon to 4 PM.

Saturday, Jan. 13 (open from Noon to 4 PM)

Play about Anne Hutchinson

At 1:30 PM, enjoy a performance by Tutti Bravi Productions of an original, multi-act musical, dramatic play exploring the odyssey of Anne Hutchinson, the Puritan rebel exile, who lived near St. Paul’s Church in the early 1640s.

Monday, January 15, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The site will be open regular hours, 9 AM to 5 PM, with a special talk at 1 PM by Professor Kristopher Burrell of Hostos Community College exploring the civil rights struggles and triumphs of Dr. King.

Saturday, Feb. 10, (open from Noon to 4 PM)

A recognition of Black History Month

At 1 PM, in recognition of Black History Month, Professor Deidre Cooper Owens of Queens College explores the remarkable story of Harriet Tubman, who led scores of enslaved African Americans from the South to freedom in the North and Canada, and served as an effective spy for the Union army in the Civil War. Dr. Owens’ publications include the forthcoming, "Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology”.

Monday, February 19, President’s Day

A recognition of President’s Day

Commemorating President’s Day, join us for a talk by Professor Jacob Kramer of Borough of Manhattan Community College exploring the life and times of President Woodrow Wilson, who led the nation during the First World War. Dr. Kramer is the author of The New Freedom and the Radicals: Woodrow Wilson, Progressive Views of Radicalism, and the Origins of Repressive Tolerance, published in 2015. There will also be re-enactors portraying President John Adams, President Lincoln and President Wilson. The site is open from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Saturday, March 10 (open from Noon to 4 PM)

Women’s History Month Event: Abigail Adams & Ballet Performance

At 1 PM learn about the life and times of Abigail Adams, wife of President John Adams -- who lived near St. Paul’s and attended services at the church in 1797 -- through a talk by Professor Laura Chmielewski of SUNY Purchase. At 2:00, the world renowned Ajkun Ballet Theatre presents a special dance sequence evoking the lives of three prominent American women associated with St. Paul’s – Anne Hutchinson, Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Friday, March 23, 3 PM

We welcome spring with a vocal performance of songs drawn from opera, Broadway and sacred music by baritone bass Ronald Campbell, accompanied by keyboard.

Wednesday, April 4, 3 PM

Join us for a performance by the acclaimed Bronx Opera Company, featuring arias and duets from the classics.

Saturday, April 14

Author and historian T.J. Stiles received the Pulitzer Prize for his 2016 biography, Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America. His talk, based on that book, examines the life and times of the infamous cavalry commander killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, including a surprising connection to St. Paul’s Church. Mr. Stiles’ talk marks the 14th annual Aronson Memorial Lecture, named for a devoted volunteer at St. Paul’s in the 1980s and 90s.

Friday, May 4, 3 PM

Join us for a walking tour to the Split Rock, in Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, NY, a geological oddity connected with historically significant topics from the early history of the St. Paul’s area. Reservations must be made in advance through St. Paul’s; space is limited call 914-667-4116 for details.

Saturday, May 12 (open from noon to 4 PM)

We offer ongoing and continuous guided tours of the 18th century field stone church that was used as a Revolutionary War hospital, and of the cemetery, one of the nation’s oldest continuously used burial yards. Learn about doughboys, liberty cabbage and four minute men, through our feature exhibition on display in the museum, “Over Here, Over There: America and World War I”.

Friday, May 18, 3 PM

Please join us for a presentation exploring the story of the sinking in 1915 of the Lusitania and the role of the loss of the British ocean liner on the American experience in World War I.

Monday, May 28, Memorial Day

Soldiers’ Stories & Songs

The site will be open, regular hours, 9 AM to 5 PM, with walking tours recalling the lives and stories of soldiers interred in the historic cemetery, with an emphasis on World War I veterans. There will also be music, living history demonstrations and talks.

Friday, June 8, 3 PM

Enjoy a performance of various selections of music for flute by Pamela Sklar, accompanied by guitar.

Saturday, June 9 (open from Noon to 4 PM)

Colonial Day

Join us for Colonial era style music, crafts, games and arms. There are also special tours of the Church and of the colonial section of the historic cemetery and a talk by a historian/author exploring social life in colonial America.

Last updated: February 13, 2018

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Mailing Address:

897 South Columbus Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

Phone:

(914) 667-4116

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