Posts Tagged ‘Civil War’

Grant Reconsidered: The Man and Monument

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

On Sunday, September 3rd, The Lincoln Depot Museum is pleased to kick off our Fall Lecture Series with noted scholar and author Francis “Frank” Scaturro who will discuss U.S. Grant’s evolving place in history, from General to Politician and President. Mr. Scaturro is the author of the 1998 book President Grant Reconsidered and spearheaded the restoration of Grant’s Tomb in Riverside Park, NY. Mr. Scaturro will also have copies of his book for sale at the event.

Doors open at 1 PM with presentation beginning at 1:30 PM

Admission: $10 per person

Francis “Frank” Scaturro

head shot (cropped)Frank Scaturro is an author, attorney, and public advocate. He served as Counsel to the Constitution for the Senate Judiciary Committee from 2005 to 2009, where he played a key role on President Bush’s nominations of Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. Afterwards, he taught courses at Hofstra Law School on Constitutional Law and the Legislative Process. The founder and president of the Grant Monument Association, Frank fought a failed government bureaucracy and pushed for a $1.8 million restoration of Grant’s Tomb. Frank has published a number of books and articles in the area of history and law, including President Grant Reconsidered (1998), a reassessment of Grant’s presidency; The Supreme Court’s Retreat from Reconstruction (2000), an exploration of a key chapter in the history of civil rights; and Public Companies (2002), a book he co-authored on how to be a responsible public company in the wake of the corporate scandals of a decade ago. He is a former associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham, and Taft, a partner at FisherBroyles LLP, and most recently special counsel to the House Select Investigative Panel.

 

Presidential Visits at Gettysburg: Author Jay Jorgensen

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

The Lincoln Depot Museum is pleased to continue our Fall Lecture Series on Saturday, September 30th with noted scholar and author Jay Jorgensen.

Presidential Visits at Gettysburg, begins with an in-depth look at Lincoln’s visit and the newspaper coverage around the nation.  Jay will conclude with a discussion on a number of the more interesting visits to GB by various post-Civil War presidents. Mr. Jorgensen will also have copies of his books for sale at the event.

Doors open at 1 PM with presentation beginning at 1:30 PM

Admission: $10 per person • Member Free

Jay Jorgensen

JorgensenJay Jorgensen graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a BA in history, from Villanova University School of Law with a JD, and from American Military University with a MA in military history – Civil War Studies. He is a Superior Court Judge in New Jersey. Jay is the author of Gettysburg’s Bloody Wheatfield, which won the prestigious Bachelder-Coddington Award for best new book on Gettysburg in 2002. He is also the author of The Wheatfield at Gettysburg: A Walking Tour, Edward Porter Alexander: Confederate Cannoneer, and Gettysburg’s Leadership Lessons for Lawyers (and Non-Lawyers too!).

Lincoln’s Other War: WWII and the Re-birth of NEW Freedom!

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

The Lincoln Depot Museum is pleased to continue our Fall Lecture Series on Saturday, October 28th with noted scholar and author Brian Snee.

Brian Snee will discuss how Lincoln was re-born to support the War effort, anti-isolationism and sell war bonds. Culled from Brian’s forth coming book:  “The Lincoln Blitz”, Mr. Snee will explore how Hollywood’s use of Lincoln’s image in WWII pro-war propaganda films helped bring about Victory.   Some films referenced will be Darryl F. Zanuck’s Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) and Robert E. Sherwood’s Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940), both anti-isolationist attacks on the “America First” movement. Included will be a display of WWII artifacts incorporating Lincoln’s words and image onto home-front propaganda and morale boosting slogan items.  Copies of Brian’s book, “Lincoln before Lincoln:  Early Cinematic Adaptations of the Life of America’s Greatest President,” will be sold at the event.

Doors open at 1 PM with presentation beginning at 1:30 PM

Admission: $10 per person • Members Free

Brian Snee

Shee HeadBrian Snee was born and raised in Scranton PA.  He earned a BA from the University of Scranton, and a MA and PhD from Penn State University.  He is Professor of Media Studies and Director of the First-Year Program at Manhattanville College, where he created the Department of Communication and Media. He is the author of Lincoln before Lincoln (University Press of Kentucky), and the editor of Michael Moore and the Rhetoric of Documentary (Southern Illinois University Press) and The Rhetoric of the New Political Documentary (Southern Illinois University Press).  His research has been published in numerous academic journals and scholarly anthologies, and he has presented research at academic conferences from Boston to San Diego and from Orlando to Seattle. He is currently researching a book about two Lincoln films (Young Mr. Lincoln, 1939, and Abe Lincoln in Illinois, 1940) that were produced in order to influence the outcome of the 1940 presidential election and to change American public opinion about intervening in WWII. He lives in Peekskill, NY, with his wife, Janell Borrison and three children.

Annual Fundraiser with the Class Action Band

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Come celebrate another successful season and help us raise funds for 2018!

Also included:
“A Taste of Peekskill”
Many local restaurants will be providing sample dishes from their popular menus.

Lincoln Depot Museum, 10 S. Water Street, Peekskill, NY 10566
Admission: $75.00 per person • $55 for LDM Members

• Silent Auction     • Sponsorships Available

Platinum Sponsor: $1000 • Gold Sponsor $500

LDM Featured in Cortlandt Living Magazine

Friday, January 13th, 2017

The January 2017 edition of the Cortlandt Living magazine by Best Version Media includes a wonderful 2-page article on the Lincoln Depot Museum as the “Charity Spotlight” for the month. See the article below: