Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
P. O. Box 89
Howland Cultural Center
477 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
Hats Off To The Beacon Historical Society
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A fun time will be had by all. Our meeting will be Tuesday, August 23, at 7 pm at the Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street in Beacon.
HAPPY SUMMER 2016!!
Have a question about Beacon's past??
We love when visitors and community members stop in and visit us at the Howland Cultural Center on Main street. (First door on the left) Share your stories or browse our current collections on display. Our room is small, our history is large! All creative ideas on improving Beacon's Historical Society welcome!
Newburgh-Beacon Ferry Exhibit
June 17, 2016 6 PM – 8 PM Join the Newburgh and Beacon historical societies for the opening of their collaborative exhibit on the 240-year story of the ferry that connected their communities. Featuring documents, photographs and objects, this show will be up in the Stone Floor Gallery throughout 2016. Curated by Newburgh Historical Society
News & Events
We need volunteers to help man our information booths at various city events and locations. If interested, please contact us.
June 14, 2016
Help perform the organizational activities that keep the society running on a day-to-day basis such as research, bulk mailings, publicity, and projects utilizing personal computer and/or office skills.
Gordon Ticehurst Memorial
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.
Shop Our Store
Our books and collections are available for purchase at the BHS. Check back soon as our on-line store will be opening soon.
Beacon History Books
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 of our website will become active in January 2016.
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.