Save the date: Saturday, February 17, 2018: Lincoln Remembrance Day at LDM:
Be honest! Come celebrate local history and go on a pub crawl with the Lincoln Society in Peekskill!
We will have a parade down South St. We will re-enact the speech Lincoln gave when he stopped in Peekskill in 1861.
We will hear about the history of this area from city historian Frank Goderre.
We will make 5 stops on our pub tour of the Peekskill Riverfront!
Dress like Lincoln 🎩
12:30 Lincoln Exedra program, then parade down South St. to Lincoln Depot Museum.
1pm In front of the Lincoln Depot Museum - Re-enactment program.
1:30 Inside Lincoln Depot ($10 suggested donation) City historian Frank Goderre details the historical Peekskill that Lincoln saw when he stopped here in 1861. LinCon! LinCon! LinCon!
2pm Peekskill Brewery: 3pm Dylan’s Wine Cellar: 4pm Taormina: 5pm Taco Dive Bar
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!