124 Union Ave. Peekskill, NY 10566

Since 1946

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Peekskill Museum is a community supported cultural organization. Begun in 1946 with the acquisition of the former Herrick family home of 1878, this house-museum has been offering various exhibits and programs since 1976.

Our primary focus is local history. People, events and objects of past times in Peekskill and Cortlandt are highlighted at Peekskill Museum in several ways.

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2 weeks ago

Peekskill Museum

2019 marks the 9th year of our annual tea party. This year, with an Alice in Wonderland theme, many members dressed up with the theme! Catered by Kathleen's Tea Room, complete with tea cups, scones, tea sandwiches, and desserts.

Thank you to the many members and guests who joined this year. Please tag and share any photos, and if you took your own photos please tag the Peekskill Museum.

Special thanks to the many businesses and patrons for your donations to make today possible.

Thank you to the board members, especially Robin and Lori for planning today’s event!2019 marks the 9th year of this annual event. Thank you to all the museum members and guest that attended, a great success!

Please tag and share any photos. If you took photos at the event, please tag the Peekskill Museum.

Thank you also to all the wonderful donations that made today possible. And to Kathleen’s Tea Room got catering with the beautiful tea cups, tea sandwiches, and scones.
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I love seeing the Peekskill Museum so open to the community. When I was a kid it was so staid and it opened its door infrequently. Well done!

So sad we missed it!

3 weeks ago

Peekskill Museum

One week from today is the 9th Annual Peekskill Museum Tea Party.

We are pleased to announce, our annual Tea Party is at capacity! All tickets have been sold out.

Thank you to members and guests who signed up, we are looking forward to a great event next weekend!
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1 month ago

Peekskill Museum

Today’s tour at Assumption Church Catholic Peekskill, check out some photos and the gorgeous view, courtesy of museum member Marianne Oros.

Thank you to everyone that came out today. And especially to Frank Goderre, Father Esteban, and Father Carlos for leading the tour!

If you missed the tour and would be interested in the next one, please fill out this form to be the first to hear about it: docs.google.com/forms/d/1QIopJdr2nuy5OJy3FW_-fYw3dAvQfkHDXO2bILmVcrk/viewform?edit_requested=true
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Today’s tour at Assumption Church Catholic Peekskill, check out some photos and the gorgeous view, courtesy of museum member Marianne Oros. 

Thank you to everyone that came out today. And especially to Frank Goderre, Father Esteban, and Father Carlos for leading the tour!

If you missed the tour and would be interested in the next one, please fill out this form to be the first to hear about it: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QIopJdr2nuy5OJy3FW_-fYw3dAvQfkHDXO2bILmVcrk/viewform?edit_requested=true

 

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Looking forward to the next tour. I heard it was great !!

Nice to see This is my hometown and the church I gre up in

Beautiful

1 month ago

Peekskill Museum

Today at 2pm is the Assumption Church Catholic Peekskill historical walking tour. Meet your tour guides pictured here, Father Esteban, Frank Goderre, and Father Carlos.

Must have reserved your ticket in advance. Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in at the Peekskill Museum (124 Union Ave, Peekskill)

If you were not able to get a ticket before the tour sold out and are interested for next time, please be sure to give us your contact information in the link below.
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Today at 2pm is the Assumption Church Catholic Peekskill historical walking tour. Meet your tour guides pictured here, Father Esteban, Frank Goderre, and Father Carlos. 

Must have reserved your ticket in advance. Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in at the Peekskill Museum (124 Union Ave, Peekskill)

If you were not able to get a ticket before the tour sold out and are interested for next time, please be sure to give us your contact information in the link below. 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QIopJdr2nuy5OJy3FW_-fYw3dAvQfkHDXO2bILmVcrk/viewform?edit_requested=true

 

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Too bad you don’t accept people the day of the tour.

2 months ago

Peekskill Museum

Thank you to everyone for the tremendous response to the historical walking tour of Assumption Church, scheduled for May 19th. The tour is at capacity!

If you are interested, but were not able to get a ticket, please fill out the form in the link below and we will contact you first when we schedule another tour:
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Thank you to everyone for the tremendous response to the historical walking tour of Assumption Church, scheduled for May 19th.  The tour is at capacity!

If you are interested, but were not able to get a ticket, please fill out the form in the link below and we will contact you first when we schedule another tour:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QIopJdr2nuy5OJy3FW_-fYw3dAvQfkHDXO2bILmVcrk/edit

 

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Maria Josefina Matijevic lets go!

Hi Karen and Maria, the tour for May 19th is full. However, please provide your contact information in the link and you’ll be the first to hear about the next tour! docs.google.com/forms/d/1QIopJdr2nuy5OJy3FW_-fYw3dAvQfkHDXO2bILmVcrk/viewform?edit_requested=true

Lets go ! 😍😍

Exhibits

Baseball Exhibit

We have a great display of old photographs, uniforms, equipment, signed balls, programs, from Peekskill Military teams, to 20th century Twilight League company/organization teams to Professional Minor League teams at the turn of the 20th century to the Peekskill Highlanders from 1946-49.

Peekskill’s Iron Age

We have more than 20 examples of cast iron stoves made in Peekskill over the years. There were over 30 different manufactures with as many as 7 operating at any one time over the more than 100 years when the industry was the primary source of our economy. The photo shown is a picture of a cast iron toy called “Little Eva”. It is an exact, functional, example of a full sized stove made by Southard-Robertson. In essence, it is the forerunner of the “Easy Bake Oven”.

Peekskill History Summary

Peekskill was established as a distinct locale by travelers from the Hudson River in the 1600s. The English sea captain and explorer, Henry Hudson sailed up and down the river in the autumn of 1609 onboard the Dutch ship Half Moon…

Revolutionary War Jacket

This jacket was worn by a local young man who chose to be a Tory in support of the British. The British forces welcomed the Torys since they knew the area and the population but they seldom integrated them into their actual, highly trained, fighting forces. The Torys were often used as messengers, cooks, maintenance men, etc. The jacket we have was actually a British Band jacket. They probably gave it to the local man to make him feel like he was one of them. Actually it identified him as a follower of the British and local residents loyal to Gen. Washington were capturing and hanging Torys. He left the jacket behind and borrowed some civilian clothes to escape.

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