Peekskill joins Abraham Lincoln journey re-enactment, honors 150th anniversary of visit

History buffs and enthusiasts of Abraham Lincoln may want to head to Peekskill this month.

The city long has celebrated the 16th president’s speaking stop in Peekskill, one of many on his 12-day railway journey from his Springfield, Ill., home to his inauguration in Washington, D.C., in 1861.

But this year, on the 150th anniversary of his whistle-stop visit, the Lincoln Society in Peekskill plans unique and noteworthy commemorations.

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