Lincoln and New York

April 06, 2014 —June 15, 2014


When:   April 6 through June 15, 2014
                Wednesdays through Sundays, 12-4 pm

History Center galleries, 20 Zukor Road, New City


a panel exhibition from the New-York Historical Society, probes the myths and controversies surrounding Abraham Lincoln. 

Starting with the iconic Mathew Brady image of Lincoln without his beard, the panels follow Lincoln's earliest efforts to gain the blessing of the political and journalistic leaders of New York for a presidential run. Original research explores New York’s influence on the Civil War, the impact of emancipation, and the promotion of Lincoln’s persona as he evolved from an obscure Illinois politician to a national martyr. 

Visitors who think they know everything about Lincoln will be startled to see so much that is new! 

The panels will be complemented by items from the HSRC’s permanent collection, together with artifacts on loan from other local history organizations. These rarely seen objects will highlight Rockland County’s connection to Lincoln and illustrate Rockland’s contribution to the Civil War. 

LINCOLN AND NEW YORK has been made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

The following special programs will be held in conjunction with the exhibition: 

All programs take place at the HSRC, unless noted otherwise. Dates and times are are subject to change. All programs except the encampment require reservations.

For more information, contact the Historical Society of Rockland County at (845) 634-9629 or email us at 
[email protected].


Special Program: Mount Moor Cemetery Commemoration

In observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Ellis Camp 124 Department of New York, and the African American Historical Society of Rockland (AAHS) will be hosting a commemorative event to honor the service of African Americans in the Civil War.

When: April 12 at 1:00pm
Where: Mount Moor Cemetery, West Nyack
Admission: $FREE, but reservations are required

Guest speakers include Captain David Smith and representatives of the 26th USCT organization. Reservations can be made by calling James Meaney at (917) 453-8573 or emailing 
[email protected]


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