Beacon Celebrates Margaret Fuller

The City of Beacon, NY will hold a dedication ceremony to install the Margaret Fuller Marker at Beacon’s Visitor Center/Polhill Park located at the intersection of 9D and Main Street on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 11:00 am.  This marker commemorates the historic visit of women’s rights activist Margaret Fuller to then Fishkill Landing in 1844.  Fuller, the most respected woman in American literary circles, wrote her seminal book “Woman in the Nineteenth Century,” while staying at the Van Vliet boarding house, located somewhere near Main Street, within walking distance of the river. Her “pamphlet on women” profoundly impacted the women’s rights movement, inspiring the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York.

Margaret Fuller Display at Howland Library

Local Business Hosts

Museum Display

for the

Beacon Historical Society

Special thanks goes out to Brenda Murname of Beacon Bath and Bubble for hosting our exhibit: The East End of Main - A Journey into the Past. 
Hundreds of visitors enjoyed the photographs and ephemera from Beacon’s early days. In case you missed the exhibit, enjoy a virtual tour of the East End of Main Street (left) or join us for a real walking tour during the Taste of History Month in October. More details to follow on our website and on our Facebook page.

If your business in interested in hosting a display, please contact the Beacon Historical Society.

Beacon Bath & Bubble

East End of Main - A Journey Into The Past


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