The Peekskill Museum
Peekskill Museum presents
Art, Industry and Scientific Innovation in 19th Century Peekskill:
The Lincoln Depot As An Eyewitness to Change
at the Lincoln Depot
Water Street at Central Avenue, Peekskill, NY
Kirk Moldoff, The Peekskill Museum
Peekskill, in the years before, during and after the “Age of Lincoln” was a nexus for artistry, innovation and invention in the fields of communication and manufacturing. Its scenic location at the entrance to the Hudson Highlands made it a favorite for painters of the Hudson River School, the best-known local artist being Frank Anderson. This talk looks at the development and interrelationships of this community of manufacturers, innovators, inventors, artists and artisans that existed within a stone’s throw of the Depot, a constant through the rise and fall of industrial Peekskill.