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Opening Weekend 2021 – Grant Returns, New Exhibit

Friday, April 23rd, 2021

Lincoln Depot Museum 2021 Opening Weekend

New Exhibit: “Women and Children of the Civil War, from Patriotism to Combat”
Special Weekend Guest General Ulysses S. Grant will be on site

For Immediate Release
Friday, April 23, 2021
Contact: John G. Testa, Board President, at 914-760-9773

The Lincoln Depot Museum is excited to announce the start of the 2021 season with an Opening Weekend event on May 1st and 2nd, 2021.

After not being open to the public in 2020 due to the global pandemic, the board of directors are pleased to be able to once again welcome members of the public to the award-winning museum and Visitor’s Center. All COVID-19 protocols will be followed, including requiring masks and social distancing.

New for 2021:
A new exhibit entitled “Women and Children of the Civil War, from Patriotism to Combat” will be unveiled that contains numerous artifacts showing the life and influence of women and children during the American Civil War era. Artifacts will include vintage photos and games of the period.
The Lincoln Depot Museum is also looking forward to launching its new Children’s Interactive Zone (“the Zone”). This was made possible by a generous donation from The Rotary Club of Peekskill. The Zone will be a place to engage and entertain our child guests. In the Zone, children will be able to play Civil War era games like dominos, try on period costumes such as a Union Officer’s uniform, and read books about President Lincoln, the Civil War and trains. Children will also be able to entertain themselves by playing with our beautiful train table and toy trains, all while staying in the waiting room of a historic train depot! The Lincoln Depot Museum is looking forward to making the Zone available to children as soon as Pandemic conditions allow.

Special Weekend Guest:
General Ulysses S. Grant will be the weekend guest of the museum. Back by popular demand, Ken Serfass as General Grant will be on hand as part of a living history weekend that will have military reenactors of various local civil war units. General Grant will be available to answer questions from the public and will close each day with a formal review of the troops. All living history activity will be held outdoors on the museum grounds.

The doors of the museum and Visitor’s Center will open at 1 PM each day. Admission will be $10.00 per person with children 12 and under and museum members free.