YOUNG MEN’S LYCEUM CLUB HISTORY
Lyceum is a term used to refer to an educational institution (often a school of secondary education in Europe); a public hall used for cultural events like concerts; or an organization that sponsors lectures, concerts and other adult educational programs. The precise usage of the term varies among various countries.
The Chautauqua Movement
It is not necessary to explain to the reading public of to-day what the Chautauqua Assembly is. Suffice it to say that it is the culmination of the greatest popular educational movement of modern times. It brings to the general public the opportunity, formerly denied to all save the favored few, of seeing and hearing the treat speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers and specialists of the day.
History of the Club
Date: Not determined; circa 1985
Author: Not determined; possibly Joseph Arduino, Sr.
The Young Men’s Lyceum is the oldest organization within Tarrytown and North Tarrytown (Sleepy Hollow today). It was established on June 22, 1866 as a reading and debating club.