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The BHS President, Robert Murphy to be honored at the Awards Reception at Vassar College by the Dutchess County Historical Society!!  See details if you would like to attend >>

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Postcard Tour 2017

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.

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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.

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News & Events

Quick List

SOCIETY NEWS

 

July 8 from 11am-4pm:  Vintage Postcard Show and Sale

 Memorial Hall Building, 413 Main Street, Beacon NY

 

July 15 at 7:30pm:  Movies on the Mountain - Silent Film Program featuring Cary Brown as piano accompanist.  Song of the Wildwood Flute (starring Mary Pickford on Mt. Beacon) and Perils of Pauline

Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon NY

 

October :  Ghost tour - Columbus Day Weekend - Details to come

November 9:  Gala to honor Clara Lou Gould and Hudson Beach Glass

The Roundhouse, 2 East Main Street, Beacon NY

 

 

 

 

 

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.

HATS OFF

40th Anniversary >>

Stay in the loop! Upcoming events, volunteers needed and other BHS news

BHS Treasurer's

Report 2016  PDF >>

MORE INFO >>

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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.

 

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Official Home of the Beacon Historical Society

 

P. O. Box 89

Howland Cultural Center

477 Main Street

Beacon, NY 12508

 

Hours

Thurs.10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sat.      1:00 pm -   3:00 pm

(845) 831-0514

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