Howland Cultural Center


477 Main St. Beacon, NY 12508


(845) 831-4988

Howland Cultural Center's Gallery in the Great Room is a well-established resource for visual and live arts providing year-round artistic programming and supporting local artists and community organizations. Richard Morris Hunt, the preeminent American architect of the 19th Century, designed the Jewel of Beacon as the Howland Circulating Library in 1872. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and reopened as the Howland Cultural Center in 1979. It's also available for rentals.

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