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.
We offer seven large display rooms. We provide examples of previous industrial activities in finely cast iron cooking and heating stoves. We have reminders of the former Stands Brands, Fleischmann Company products. The former Peekskill Chemical Company was forerunner of Binney and Smith Company that now markets Crayola brand products. We have one set piece Victorian style bedroom.
Another exhibit room contains seven large historic maps. Our children’s room features some curious items such as a 1936 soapbox racer, a giant high wheeler Velocipede of the late 1800s, and a memorable giant strong ball.
Peekskill Museum recently spearheaded the discovery of information that strongly suggests this area’s “yellow brick road” contribution to the world OZ literature.
These items and topics are why we are worthy of your time and membership support. We are located on a residential street, Union Avenue, near the downtown Peekskill.
Open Saturdays Year Round - 1 to 4 pm
Other times by Appointment
$5 Adults | $2 Children | Members Free