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Welcome to LincolnSociety.com


The Official Website of the

Lincoln Society in Peekskill

Founded 1903

William A. Walsh, Esq. President
P.O. Box 2097
Peekskill, N.Y. 10566

William A. Walsh

 

"Dedicated to perpetuating the name, ideals, and memory of Abraham Lincoln and to foster and encourage patriotism"






UPCOMING EVENTS
Lincoln Exedra and Lincoln Depot Museum Ceremony: February 21, 2015

Annual Dinner Dance: March 7, 2015: Special Keynote speaker: James McPherson

Lincoln's Funeral Remembrance: April 24-25, 2015, Lincoln Depot Museum

 

 

Please contact us for more information.
Details below.

 

Thank You!







111th Anniversary Annual Presidential Banquet,
Mach 7, 2015
 
LOCATION: The Hollow Brook Golf Club 1060 Oregon Road Cortlandt Manor, NY.
 
6:00 PM
 
Keynote Speaker: James McPherson
 
followed by a Q&A session with Mr. McPherson,

Lincoln and Civil War Painting Art Exhibit, by
Paul R. Martin III

Lincoln Sculpture Exhibit, by
Richard Masloski



Cocktails 6:00 - 7:00
Dinner and dancing to follow.

$100.00 per guest,
Black tie invited
RSVP by January 29, 2015

ALL Funds will support the Lincoln Society in Peekskill!

Special pricing for Re-enactors attending the dinner dance in period clothing or uniforms. Please contact Paul Martin, 914-245-8903.

email Paul Martin

or CONTACT: Will Walsh, Esq., 914-714-4427
email Will Walsh 

 RSVP: January 29, 2015 (Limited capacity @ this event; reservations will be processed on a first come/ first served basis)
 
Click here for photos of Celebration 2007

PARADE 2006 Click here for photos of Parade 2006

CELEBRATION 2005 Click here for photos of Celebration 2005


 
 




2015 Guest Speaker, Professor James McPherson

SAVE THE DATE FOR DINNER WITH Prof. James McPherson

SATURDAY, March 7, 2015

Join us as we celebrate Abraham Lincoln's visit to Peekskill at the historic 111th Annual Presidential Banquet of THE LINCOLN SOCIETY IN PEEKSKILL

to be followed by a Q & A session with Prof. McPherson

Location The Hollow Brook Golf Club 1060 Oregon Road Cortlandt Manor, NY.

Cocktail Reception 6:00 – 7:00 PM Dinner & Dancing

Silent Auction B & N Book Station (featuring books by Prof. McPherson)

Dessert Buffet with Coffee, Tea & Cordials Black Tie Optional •

RSVP by January 29, 2015

Send payment ($100. per person) to: THE LINCOLN SOCIETY IN PEEKSKILL P.O. Box 2097 • Peekskill, NY 10566

James M. McPherson is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University. He has published numerous volumes on the Civil War, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom, Crossroads of Freedom (which was a New York Times bestseller), Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution, and For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War, which won the Lincoln Prize.




110th Anniversary Parade and Celebration

 



2010 Parade (above).

click here for photos of 2010 Parade

CONTACT: Will Walsh, Esq., 914-714-4427
Email Will Walsh
 

Re-enactors, Please contact Paul Martin, 914-245-8903 for more information.
email Paul Martin

click here for photos of 2010 Parade

Click here for photos of
Celebration 2008

Click here for photos of Celebration 2008

Click here for photos of Celebration 2007

PARADE 2006 Click here for photos of Parade 2006

CELEBRATION 2005 Click here for photos of Celebration 2005


2007 Speaker, Debbie Applegate
 

 





GRAND OPENING! Lincoln Depot Museum: October 18, 2014: 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM

UPCOMING EVENTS
Lincoln Exedra and Lincoln Depot Museum Ceremony: February 21, 2015

Annual Dinner Dance: March 7, 2015: Special Keynote speaker: James McPherson

Lincoln's Funeral Remembrance: April 24-25, 2015, Lincoln Depot Museum

Please contact us for more information.
Details below.

 

Thank You!





NEW Lincoln Statue in Peekskill

An original sketch (left) by Paul R. Martin III and sculpture of Abraham Lincoln. by
Richard Masloski. (right)

Both of the artists' images were inspired by the historical writings describing Lincoln's visit to Peekskill. Martin's sketch was used for the LSIP's 2005 invitation card and is currently available as a limited edition fine art print. Masloski's sculpture will soon be on permanent display at the new Lincoln Train Depot Museum along the Peekskill waterfront. COMING SOON!










On SATURDAY October, 27, 2007 at 11:00 AM, the Lincoln Society in Peekskill dedicated the new Lincoln statue and monument at the Lincoln Train Depot Museum in Peekskill. Former Governor George Pataki, Peekskill mayor John Testa, Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer, sculptor Richard Masloski and other dignitaries and citizens were on hand as a beautiful sculpture of our 16th president was unveiled and dedicated to commemorate president elect Lincoln's stop and speech in Westchester County in 1861.

Click here
to see more photos.

Bugler and SUV member Bob Frese and members of the 79th NY Infantry Regiment help dedicate the Lincoln Statue. (L-R) Lt. Gary Lehning, Tom Bierly, Ralph Langham and Lenny Witrock.




Lincoln Depot Foundation Civil War Encampment

Upcoming 

watch for for more info or visit www.lincolndepotmuseum.org






"That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."




Lincoln was elected President in November of 1860. During his trip from Illinois to Washington for his inauguration, he traveled by train east to Albany and then south through the Hudson valley to NYC, Philadelphia and Baltimore. At his stop in Peekskill NY , at the Peekskill Train station, Lincoln addressed a supportive crowd from a specially prepared platform erected on a baggage car. There, he sensed the difficult times the nation appeared to be heading towards, when he said:

“In regard to the difficulties which lie before me and our beloved country, if I can only be as generously and unanimously sustained as the demonstrations I have witnessed indicate I shall be, then in my management of public affairs, I shall not fail: Without your sustaining hands I am sure that neither I nor any other man can hope to surmount these difficulties. I trust that in the course I shall pursue, I shall be sustained not only by the party that elected me, but by the free, intelligent and earnest support of the patriotic people of the whole country.”

Michael E. Griest as Lincoln, recites Lincoln's address to the people of Peekskill.






“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The Mystic Chords of Memory, stretching from every battlefield, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”

Historical Artist, Paul R. Martin III
recites part of Lincoln's First Inaugural Address at The Lincoln Society's Annual Dinner in February of 2001.





“With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan-to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves and with all nations.”

Lincoln' Second Inaugural Address.

Peeksill Mayor John Testa addresses the crowd at the rededication of the Lincoln Exedra Monument on South Street with LS board member John Rainey.





“When those little gray eyes and face were lighted up by the inward soul on fires of emotion, then it was that all those apparently ugly or homely features sprang into organs of beauty. Sometimes it did appear to me that Lincoln was just fresh from the hands of his creator.”

William H. Herndon

Peekskill Train Station and Lincoln Portrait by Paul R. Martin III





LINCOLN SOCIETY IN PEEKSKILL
(Founded 1903)
William A. Walsh, Esq., President
P.O. Box 2097
Peekskill, N.Y. 10566

914-739-0381




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