Dr. Martha Hodes, Professor of History at New York University and author of Mourning Lincoln, will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Gala Dinner of the Lincoln Society in Peekskill on Saturday, April 13th.
Her book was awarded the prestigious Lincoln Prize by the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History in 2016.
The event will take place at Victoria’s on the Lake, 489 E Main Street in Jefferson Valley (formerly Ceola Manor). Hodes is a national authority on how Lincoln was mourned by everyday Americans, using 19th century letters and diaries. [Read more…] about Lincoln Prize Winner to Headline Gala Presidential Banquet