Old Dutch

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This past Saturday I ventured forth from the Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground to our neighbor, just to the north, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, for a pop-up book club evening held in the Washington Irving Memorial Chapel. Under the auspices of the Warner Library and the Historical Society...

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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Seems the message is really getting around!  The Old Dutch Church Fest is the place to be in October.  Pastor Jeff snapped a photo of this couple in the Bronx recently. We already know that folks from across the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]This season's Old Dutch Fest culminated on Sunday October 27 with a special 10am worship service in celebration of Reformation Sunday.  The congregation was joined by Kent Tritle. renowned choral conductor and organist at the Cathedral of...

The mystery of baby Frederick Van Wart's missing grave marker has been solved. The small marker for the infant son of Rachel and Isaac Van Wart--he was one of the captors of Major John Andre, a turning point in the Revolution--was recently found broken into...