Program Schedule: January - June 2020
St. Paul's Church National Historic Site is open for tours of the site's rich, 340-year-old history throughout the year. 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. From early July through late-December, the site will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Sat. Jan. 11, open from noon to 4 PM.
At 1 PM, Robert Marchant, journalist and author of the recently published, widely acclaimed, “Westchester: History of an Iconic Suburb,” explores Prohibition and Women’s Suffrage in Westchester County, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the beginning of Prohibition and passage of the 19th amendment.
Monday, Jan. 20, 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;
Sat. Feb. 8, open noon to 4 PM, recognizing Black History Month.
At 1 PM, a talk about Booker T. Washington, the well-known, significant and controversial African American educator and leader of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, by Professor Mark Christian of the City University Graduate Center, who is currently working on a book about the founder of the Tuskegee Institute.
Monday, Feb. 17, open 9 to 5.
Commemoration of President’s Day. A 1 PM talk about the Presidency of Harry Truman, by Dr. Raymond Geselbracht, former curator at the Truman Prsidential Library in Missouri, and re-enactors portraying General Washington and President Lincoln.
Sat., March 14, open noon to 4 PM.
Commemoration of Women’s History Month, featuring a 1 PM Living History presentation by a re-enactor portraying the inspiring story of Deborah Sampson, the woman who disguised herself as a man and fought credibly for the American army in the Revolutionary War.
Sat., May 9, open from noon to 4 PM
Special gallery talks exploring the site’s feature exhibition, “A Special Role: St. Paul’s Church and World War II”.
Friday, May 22, 3 PM.
Join us for an exploration of the tactics and impact of Operation Drumbeat, the campaign by German U boat submarines to attack American & allied military and supply ships off the coast of New York and New Jersey from 1941 to 1943, by Ranger Mike Callahan, Captain (ret.) United States Army. This campaign created a grave sense of danger and fear among the local New York area population, particularly in the early days of American involvement in World War II. The presentation helps to illuminate themes explored in the site’s current feature exhibition, “A Special Role: St. Paul’s Church and World War II.”
Monday, May 25, 11 AM.
Commemoration of Memorial Day, including a guided walking tour exploring the lives and military service of soldiers buried in the historic cemetery. The program will include the re-dedication of the grave of a Civil War soldier buried at St. Paul’s. There will also be a talk, music and living history presentations. The site is open from 9 AM to 5 PM.
Friday, June 5, 3 PM.
Enjoy an hour of music, with Peter Lawrence on Clarinet, featuring jazz and swing selections, accompanied by keyboard.
Sat., June 13, open from noon to 4 PM.
At 12:30 PM, St. Paul's staff historian Maria Byrne chronicles the conditions that made up the daily lives of the colonists -- the house, the home, family life, health, religion, manners & morals, the invisible world -- to reveal a pre-industrial world that determined the very nature of existence. There will also be a demonstration of a colonial craft. At 2 PM, enjoy "Words into Music." This is Pamela Sklar's ArtsWestchester grant award-winning project culminating in this concert today. Musicians: Pamela Sklar, flute/bass flute/Native American flute; Jim Ferraiuolo, oboe/English horn/alto sax; Enid Blount Press, clarinet/bass clarinet/chimes.
Schedule is Subject to Change.