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Abiel T. LaForge
 Portrayed by:
Alexander Ullian Abiel T. LaForge was a 
hidden treasure in the history of Beacon, found 
on the Alleghany Historical 
Society Website.
 Abiel. T. LaForge Letters and Diaries >> Read about Beacon through the eyes of a young civil war captain born on the mountain, fought in the war, became a partner in Macy's Department store, and visited our town for fun and family! 
 Nancy Lamont Portrayed by: Mary Bryne

Captain Abiel T. LaForge & Margaret Getchell LaForge

Josiah & Sophia Fuller Home

Old Fuller Farm

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In 1965, the author moved into a house on Pancake Hill. Jodi Sykes discovered her ability to communicate with the dearly departed at the age of three. Throughout her childhood, she was visited on an almost a nightly basis from the world of Spirit.

The House on Pancake Hill chronicles her journey of shielding her abilities from her friends and family, to suppressing them completely over the course of twenty years. She finally came to terms with her gifts and has embraced them.


Madam Catheryna Brett Written and Portrayed by Emily Murname
Alexander Hamilton Chris Cring--Hamilton Researcher Thank you to Researcher Christopher Cring for his extensive research and discovery of the valuable time Alexander Hamilton lived in Fishkill Landing, working with General George Washington on his staff at George Washington Headquarters in Newburgh, NY and at the Depeyster House working on the Federalist Papers, and honeymooning with Elizabeth Schuyler. Chris's tour along the Madam Brett Trail provides a fascinating description of Fishkill during the Revolutionary War. Join Chris on future tours through ADK Adventure Tours >>

Born in Beacon, Nancy Lamont spent 35 years as the librarian at the Howland Library, built and donated by General Joseph Howland.  Thank you to the Howland Cultural Center >> for providing their auditorium for Nancy's stage and our Ticket Table space.

The Evening Enterprise, May 11, 1916

Tour Guides Becky Varrone
Robin Lucas Beacon Historical Society Board Trustee and author of Hamilton, LaForge, & Lamont scripts and general ghost tour creation.

Robin is a partner in Tour Sponsor-- with her husband and board Treasurer, Mark Lucas. Robin and Mark designed and maintain the society's website and technical needs. Robin's family traces back to Dutchess county since the early 1700s and she loves sharing our beautiful city's history with both visitor and residents.


Becky Varrone is a local tour guide who enjoys sharing Beacon's history with our society in our new and positively received tours. 

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Madam Brett Homestead Museum Thank you to the staff of the Madam Brett Museum for providing the house and gardens for our resident ghosts and the beautiful period costumes and research information. Hear the full story of our Madam Brett and her Dutchess County Adventures every Second Saturday in Beacon
Thank you to our Volunteers!
Diane Lapis, Beacon HIstorical Society Trustee Diane's amazing management skills in working with our many volunteers, advertising and running the Welcome Table made our tour a great success!! As a teacher and author Diane contributes to the Historical Society in writings, event planning and collections management.
Our Volunteers Trevor LaGoy Tanya Daley Diane Murphy Robert Murphy Peter Lapis Sandy Moneymaker Theresa Kraft Rosanne Phillips Cindy Gould Jean Noack Kathleen Mazza Miranda Haggerty Kevin Steger




Official Home of the Beacon Historical Society


P. O. Box 89

17 South Ave.

Beacon, NY 12508



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Sat.      1:00 pm -   3:00 pm

(845) 831-0514

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