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Bannerman Island: Castle on the Hudson

Bannerman Island

Just north of Cold Spring, on a small island in the middle of the Hudson River sits an old abandoned Castle referred to as Bannerman’s Island. Have you ever wondered what it was or how it was built or who lived there? Have you heard rumors swirl that Bannerman Island was once a thriving arsenal storage? Have you ever heard the story that the castle exploded in early 1920 and people felt the blast all the way to New York City? Is that even true? Is the name of the island even called Bannerman’s Island? if you have ever thought about these questions, then this is event is just for you!

This Saturday, October 7th at 2:00 pm as part of their First Saturdays at the Museum series, the Lincoln Depot Museum presents: Bannerman Island: Silent Sentinel on the Hudson with historian, author and  photographer Thom Johnson. Event cost is $10 and museum doors open at 1 p.m.

Local Hudson Valley resident, Thom Johnson will delve into the past and teach participants everything he has learned and researched about the island over the past few decades. He will also discuss the Great Fire of 1969, how the island was bought by the State of New York and how the Bannerman Castle Trust was created and what it does today. Join Johnson and the Friends of the Lincoln Society on Saturday to learn more!

The Lincoln Depot Museum is located at 10 S Water St, Peekskill NY 10566

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About the Contributor
Dave Mueller
As a Peekskill native, Dave is thrilled to be working with the Peekskill Herald showcasing featured calendar events. A 1999 graduate of PHS, he remembers reading and enjoying the original weekly print edition of the Peekskill Herald every Thursday. He especially liked the political stories, local features and sports coverage when it was written by Peekskill Runner columnist Jack Burns who always managed to weave history into the running times. An avid hiker, he enjoys exploring the local trails as well as the concrete ones in his job as a conductor for Metro North Railroad. He’s a former teacher and co-founder of the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park, where he frequently can be found with his Koda. He’s happy to be part of the Herald’s growth as the source of local news for Peekskill and looks forward to highlighting a few of many of the events and happenings in Peekskill and the surrounding communities. Reach Dave at [email protected]