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40th Anniversary Celebration

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BHS Veterans' War Memorial

The Beacon Historical Society invites you to share in the honoring of Beacon's soldiers that were either killed in action or later died from their wounds or related illnesses in battle.  We have also dedicated a page those those citizens of Beacon who have also served. Join Us.

Become A Member

If our history is not preserved today, it surely will be lost tomorrow. Our members are an integral part of our Society's existence and mission to save Beacon's history. Either by their generous donations or their equally valuable time and experience, our members and volunteers ensure the continued success of the Beacon Historical Society towards that goal. Visit our Members page to join or simply make a donate. Please note that our the Members Section.


News & Events

Quick List


The topic presented at the May meeting of the Beacon Historical Society will be:

The women's right to vote, saloons and the Great War.

Bob Murphy will give an interesting talk called The Determinative Year of 1917. Join us for an enlightening discussion and delicious refreshments.


About the St. Andrew's Church Parish House... negotiations between the lawyers for the church and the Beacon Historical Society about the lease are continuing.


We have many new and exciting plans in the works for 2017.

Check out our Volunteer Section to see how you can

help the Beacon Historical Society grow!

Check out the highlights of our very successful Hats Off to the Beacon Historical Society initiative with local artists supporting the BHS with their amazing artwork and helping to raise funds for our new home.


40th Anniversary >>

BHS Treasurer's

Report 2016  PDF >>



Our Collections

Our extensive collections of maps, artifacts, documents, paintings and photos could fill a museum!  A portion of these collections are on display at our current location in the Howland Center on Main. The remaining vast inventory of historical items are in storage until we are able to acquire a museum location--more than enough to have an extensive showing of Beacon's past, over 300 years of history! Stop in to discuss our collections with our Historians and staff.  If you have any items to donate to the BHS call or visit our Donations Page.  Also take a moment to visit our New Home section to see how you can help.


Artwork Maps Artifacts Documents


P. O. Box 89

Howland Cultural Center

477 Main Street

Beacon, NY 12508



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