The Lincoln Depot Museum in Peekskill will kick-off of their 2019 season with three days of events April 26-28, 2019, including lectures by nationally known historians, an encampment of Civil War reenactors, demonstrations and drills by the troops, and a visit from General U.S. Grant on Friday and Sunday.
On Friday, April 26, at 7:30 pm, professional reenactor Kenneth J. Serfass will provide a first-person portrayal of General Ulysses S. Grant and will present a rare glimpse into the personal relationship that developed between Grant and President Abraham Lincoln. Serfass will return as General Grant on Sunday to be on the museum grounds all day to review the troops, spend time in the camp and be on hand for small group or individual discussions and photos with visitors.
On Saturday, April 27, Historian at Appomattox Court House National Park, Patrick A. Schroeder, will offer a series of presentations. As a Civil War historian and author, Schroeder will provide insight into the various Zouave units that served during the war, including the famous unit formed by Lincoln favorite Elmer Ellsworth. On both Saturday and Sunday, Schroeder will present his research on the facts and myths associated with Lee’s surrender to Grant at Appomattox. Other presentations include Elmer Ellsworth and Abraham Lincoln at noon; Lincoln and the Surrender at Appomattox at 2 pm; and Zouaves and Peekskill connections at 3 pm.
On Sunday, April 27, Historian Patrick Schroeder returns to the Lincoln Depot Museum to continue his fascinating research and insight to the Civil War Zouaves and Lee’s surrender to Grant. Lincoln and the Surrender at Appomattox will be held at 1 pm, and Zouaves, America’s Forgotten Soldiers at 2 pm. General Grantwill be on site from 1-4 pm for small group/individual interaction and photographs.
Admission for Friday’s event is $5, Saturday and Sunday’s admission is $10 which includes all events of the day. A special discounted weekend pass can be purchased for $20 on Friday evening or online at the Lincoln Depot Museum website. Admission for museum members is free to all events and $5 each day for Children under 12.
The Lincoln Depot Museum is located at 10 S. Water Street in Peekskill, NY. For further details of all events or to purchase a discounted Weekend Pass, click here.