Lincoln Speech Commemoration: February 18, 2017
Photos by Maryann McCarra
What a great day we had Saturday February 18 for the Lincoln Society in Peekskill and the Lincoln Depot Museum! Began with our ceremony at the Lincoln Exedra on South Street and then a small parade to the Lincoln Depot Museum where we re-created Lincoln's February 19th, 1861 Speech there. Refreshments and viewing of our Museum exhibits followed with a wonderful program by Prof Charles Strozier (standing room only). The whole event was attended by well over 100 citizens! The hearty ones then proceeded across the street to the Peekskill Brewery to begin our much publicized LINCON Pub Crawl ("Drinkin with Linkin"). I was tasked with guarding our 16th President and protecting him throughout the day at the 5 different pubs on the tour! TOUGH DUTY!