Welcome to our on-line "museum" slideshow of our artifacts collection. Browse through a few samples of the extensive collection we currently have in our archives.
Souvenir, Mount Beacon, NY
Arrows and Quivers -- Made by Sportsman Accessories, Beacon, NY c. 1960
Beacon Police Memorabilia - Before they joined and became the City of Beacon, Fishkill Landing and Matteawan each had their own Police Department
Peter H. Schenck - born 1779 - established the Matteawan Manufacturing Company in 1812.
Items sold in Samuel Beskin's Department Store - Located on Bank Square, it was three stories and sported on of the area's first elevators. Beskin was a Russian immigrant who started by selling notions, became a successful businessman and became Mayor of Beacon
Glass bottles - Beacon Historical Society has a collection of bottles used for medicine, beverages
Hat Mold: Beacon was once New York State’s hat-making capital; second only to Danbury, Connecticut in hat production.
Faux Beaver Hat made at the Matteawan Manufacturing Company donated to Beacon Historical by Bill Way.
Label inside of the hat.
Advertisement from 1899.
The Matteawan Manufacturing Company as it looked in 1914. Also known as Mase Hat Shop. This former hat factory became the Braendly Dye Works during a period of sweeping manufacture change in Beacon in the 1930s.