New exhibit about Colonial political intrigue & Black History Event: February FREE at St. Paul’s Historic Site

St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site
897 South Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY
Special free Programs in February 2015

Wed., Feb. 4, 1 PM
Our lunchtime series features a vocal performance of 20th century popular music, from Sarah Lawrence College
 
Th., Feb. 5, 7 PM
Enjoy a performance of classical music by the acclaimed Westchester Collegium featuring flute, violin and the historic 1830 Erben pipe organ
Wed., Feb. 11, 1 PM
Marking the sesquicentennial of a tragedy. a talk explores the April 1865 assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, including a surprising connection to St. Paul’s
 
Sat., Feb. 14, open from Noon to 4 PM
A recognition of Black History Month
At 1 PM, learn about “Fugitive Art and Fugitive Testimony: Slave Narratives Then and Now”, a talk by Professor Janet Neary of Hunter College, bringing together contemporary “visual slave narratives” and classic slave narratives from the 19th century to examine the way black artists and writers respond to institutional constraints placed on their cultural production, presented through the Speakers program of the New York Council for the Humanities. 
Monday, Feb. 16, President’s Day, open from 9 AM to 5 PM
Opening of New Exhibit, and a recognition of President’s Day
Opening of, “Intrigue on the Village Green: The ‘Great Election of 1733 at St. Paul’s,” a new exhibition in the museum.  At 1 PM, enjoy a talk about President Abraham Lincoln, from a Kentucky perspective.      At 3 PM, author and historian Professor Lisa Keller of SUNY Purchase examines the development of free speech in America, exploring one of the themes of the Election of 1733, held on the Village Green at St. Paul’s. There will also be living history dramatizations by General Washington and Presidents Lincoln.
 
Wed., Feb. 18, 1 PM
The lunchtime series features a presentation exploring Frederick Whittaker  —  immigrant, soldier, best-selling author, suicide?  — who is buried at St. Paul’s
Wed., Feb. 25, 1 PM
Our midweek program series explores early American political life and issues of freedom of the press and religion through a presentation and discussion about the famous Election of 1733 held at St. Paul’s
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