Peekskill: In Plain Sight, Yet Unseen

See, through the camera of Joseph Squillante, into a magical and enchanting town, his love of the history, people, places and things will be brought to light through photography. Pictured are a potpourri of places we may walk right by and never notice, people we may not meet, and historic artifacts.

Represented in the show will be a group of my classic Hudson River photographs of grand views at Peekskill Bay to the inside of intriguing places like the Underground Railroad and the Meeting Room atop the Elks Lodge. Buildings like Centennial Hose 4 firehouse, Saint Mary’s Chapel and the Lent House can also be seen. Artists in their “Open Studios,” musicians and craftsmen living and working here are shown.

Historically rich Peekskill will be brought to light with Revolutionary War artifacts retrieved from Fort Hill Park, three post office mile makers from Benjamin Franklin’s time and much more.


Please come to the Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14, 2-4 pm.

For information: 914-737-0010.


Field Library Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9 am – 9 pm, Wednesday 11 am – 9 pm

Friday 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday 10 am – 2 pm, Sunday Closed

About Joseph Squillante

I am committed to the fine art of photography, practicing since 1973.  I’ve been photographing the Hudson River for over 40 years and have exhibited widely from Manhattan to the Adirondacks.  My mission is to raise awareness of the beauty of the Hudson through photography.

My goal in teaching is to facilitate a discovery of what it is that attracts a student to a subject and moves the student to make a picture. Students sense my enthusiasm and come away informed and inspired along with an understanding of their personal processes and concerns. Students are the future generation of fine artists who will contribute to our culture, society, and evolving traditions.

I exhibit, sell note cards and prints, and teach photography privately and in group settings.  Portrait photography is available upon request.  My photographs are in the permanent collections of the Hudson River Museum, New York Historical Society, The Museum of the City of New York and the Albany Institute of History and Art.