The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Non-GC Events

Professors Taylor and Robertson give talks at the St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site

St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site

897 South Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY



Special Free Programs in February 2016

Th., Feb. 4, 7 PM

Join us for a program exploring the lives of Benjamin and Rebecca Turner, former slaves who established a multi-generational homestead near St. Paul’s in the 19th century


Friday, Feb. 5, 2 PM

“St. Paul’s and the Presidents,” presentation exploring the interesting and varied connection to St. Paul’s of five Presidents, from Washington to F.D.R.


Friday, Feb. 12, 2 PM,

Lincoln Assassination

A talk and discussion about the April 1865 assassination of President Lincoln, including a surprising connection to St. Paul’s Church.


Sat., Feb. 13, open from Noon to 4 PM

A recognition of Black History Month

At PM, 1 PM, learn about the 20th century civil rights movement though a talk by Professor Clarence Taylor of Baruch College whose publications include, “Black Religious Intellectuals: The Fight for Equality from Jim Crow to the 21st Century.”


Monday, Feb. 15, President’s Day, open from 9 AM to 5 PM

A recognition of President’s Day

At 1 PM, enjoy a talk by Professor Andrew Robertson of the CUNY Graduate Center comparing the public careers and lives of President John Adams and President John Quincy Adams, both of whom visited St. Paul’s Church.  Dr. Robertson’s books include, “The Language of Democracy: Political Rhetoric in the United States and Britain, 1790 – 1900”.  There will also be living history dramatizations by General Washington and President Lincoln.