Welcome to LincolnSociety.com
The Official Website of the
Lincoln Society in Peekskill
Laura Lee Keating, President
"Dedicated to perpetuating the name, ideals, and memory of Abraham Lincoln and to foster and encourage patriotism"
THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
Join us at the only re-enactment event in Westchester County
This "living history" program will feature a
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Organized by The Lincoln Society in Peekskill in partnership
PRECEDING THIS EVENT, THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO A WREATHLAYING
For more information contact:
Paul Martin: 914-980-5267 or 914-245-8903
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
109th Anniversary Parade and Celebration
2010 Parade (above).click here for photos of 2010 Parade
And the 152nd Anniversary of
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Our Annual parade
Commemorating the 152nd Anniversary of Lincoln’s Inaugural Train Journey
has been cancelled this year due to circumstances beyond our control.
We apologize for any inconvenience!
Please join us again next year when we resume our parade
BUT JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL DINNER!
Saturday, April 6, 2013
April 6, 2013
Lincoln and Civil War Painting Art Exhibit, by
Paul R. Martin III
Lincoln Sculpture Exhibit, by
Open Bar all evening.
Cocktails 6:00 - 7:00
Dinner and dancing to follow.
$95.00 per guest,
Black tie invited
RSVP by February 1, 2013
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: Janice Molloy, 914-739-0381
RSVP: April 1, 2013 (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
2013 Guest Speaker, Dr. James Oakes
Dr. James Oakes is an American historian, and Distinguished Professor of History and Graduate School Humanities Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York where he teaches history courses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, Slavery, the Old South, Abolitionism and U.S and World History. He and his family live in New York City.
"A great American tale told with a deft historical eye, painstaking analysis, and a supple clarity of writing."—Jean Baker
Order your tickets NOW for a wonderful prize! Need not be present to win!
2 Nights accomodations at the Fabulous EQUINOX HOTEL in Manchester, Vermont. $500.00 value.
2 passes to HILDENE, Robert Todd Lincoln's Historic Home in Manchester Vermont, plus a years membership in the Friends of Hildene Society. $100.00 value.
Tickets just $25.00 each, no limit!
Call Robert McFarlane at 914-472-4770 to purchase tickets.
NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN!
All funds will support the Lincoln Society 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.
Saturday, September 12, 2009, 10AM-4PM and 7PM-10PM
for more info 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
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