DAR Program: President-elect Lincoln's visit to Peekskill 1861 - John C. Hart Memorial Library
1130 Main Street - 914-245-5262
Shrub Oak, NY 10588
Description: By Anthony J. Czarnecki, past President of the Lincoln Society of Peekskill. During Lincoln's historic 12-day train journey from his home in Springfield, IL to his Inauguration in Washington, DC in Feb. 1861, Lincoln participated in 100 speaking stops or public events along the way. His only speaking stop in Westchester County was at the Peekskill train depot, because he knew the local Congressman, William Nelson (they both served in the 30th Congress from 1847-1849). Program is appropriate for school-age children through adults. No registration necessary.