Beacon Historical Society
The Beacon Historical Society welcomes interns to participate at our history center. Established in 1976, the Society has grown exponentially in terms of programs and collections that pertain to the history of Beacon. We are currently located at the former rectory of the St. Andrew’s Church on 17 South Avenue (off of Main and 9D) in Beacon NY, within walking distance from the train and bus and close to the Newburgh Beacon Bridge.
We are currently developing our collections management program and need assistance in cataloguing our archives into the Past Perfect database. Interns would be required to handle materials, measure, describe, and record information into the program. In addition, many items need proper archival housing. An assessment needs to be made as to the appropriate materials required for each object.
We are also seeking to develop our exhibition spaces to include a permanent display of the history of Beacon and areas for changing exhibits. We have three gallery spaces available in which to develop these concepts. We would appreciate input from interns from concept development, design, production, and promotion.
Depending on the student’s knowledge and skills, our volunteers are open to learning about the latest research and procedures in the museum studies field.
Schedule: Thursdays, 9 a.m. — noon; and/or Saturdays, 1:00 — 4:00 p.m.
They are also willing to work with your schedule.
Beacon Historical Society Mission Statement
The purpose of the Beacon Historical Society shall be to discover, procure, and preserve whatever may relate to the natural and cultural history of the district now included within Beacon and its antecedent communities and any area relating to them. The further purpose is to establish and maintain collections of books, record, manuscripts, newspapers, pamphlets, maps, genealogies, portraits, relics, letters, journals, surveys, field books and all artifacts which may establish or illustrate such history of the growth of the population, education, trade and commerce in said territory and to foster an awareness, appreciation, and interest thereof.
Contact: Diane Lapis, President dlapis@firstname.lastname@example.org