Rebecca Turner Elementary School & Benjamin Turner Middle School




Join the National Park Service in a  recognition of the renaming of the nearby public schools in honor of Benjamin and Rebecca Turner, former slaves who established a family homestead in the shadows of St. Paul’s Church in the 19th century.   The event includes music on the historic Erben pipe organ, student presentations, and a floral tribute at the grave of Rebecca Turner.  The event helps to celebrate the centennial of the Park Service, appreciating a more complete understanding of our nation’s history and urging a more inclusive future.

Location : St. Paul’s Church N.H.S., 897 S. Columbus Av., Mt. Vernon, NY
Contact : David Osborn, 914-667-4116