St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site Special free Programs in July 2017

St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site

897 South Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY





Special free Programs in July 2017





Tuesday, July 4, starting at 10:30 AM


Independence Day Celebration


A traditional July 4th celebration featuring music, talks, refreshments, reading of the Declaration of Independence, and tolling of the historic St. Paul’s church bell – 13 times.





Wed., July 5, 10:30 AM


Tour of Pell’s Point Battlefield


A walking tour of portions of the Split Rock Golf Course, in Pelham Bay Park, site of the Revolutionary War battle of Pell’s Point. Reservations must be made in advance through St. Paul’s; space is limited; call 914-667-4116 for details





Sat. July 8, 1 PM


Alison L. Cowan, a journalist and historian, tells the remarkable story of Deborah Sampson, a woman who disguised herself as a man, fought in the American Army during the Revolutionary War, received an honorable discharge upon discovery of her true identity, and years later fought a successful battle to obtain a military pension for her service.




Sat., July 15, 1 PM


A talk explores the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, including his interesting connection to St. Paul’s Church, coinciding with the anniversary of the birth of the founding father.







Sat., July 22, 1 PM


A Clash of Cultures: Anne Hutchinson’s Brief life near St. Paul’s Church


A presentation exploring the interface between the local Lenape Indians, the Dutch commercial colony of New Netherland and the bold Puritan rebel Anne Hutchinson near St. Paul’s in the 1640s.




Sat. July 29, 1 PM


Jack Kelly author of Heaven’s Ditch:


God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal,explores the story of the building and significance of the Erie Canal in upstate New York in the 19th century. The presentation also examines the influence of the Big Ditch from Albany to Buffalo on the Hudson valley region.

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