Monday, December 24, 2018

It's not too late to earn your wings

Become a Friends of Beattie-Powers Angel and Support Quality Arts Programming You've Come to Love

Dear Friends,
With a few days left before we say good-bye to 2018, we wanted to appeal to you to consider supporting the Friends of Beattie-Powers by becoming
an Angel!  

To be sure, it's our Angels who have been responsible for much of what we do as a volunteer-run organization. Everything from our continuous work on the house, to our expanding roster of cultural programming is possible thanks to you. That's why your status as an Angel is so important to us. 

Please consider making a year-end gift to our Angel Campaign today, before the year closes - and you'll be recognized for the next twelve months in our entrance hall! 

Here are our levels:

          $5,000 and above

          $2,500 - $4,999

          $1,000 - $2,499

          $251 - $999

          Heirs to the Estate

To donate by check, mail to: 

          Friends of Beattie-Powers
          P.O. Box 453
          Catskill, NY 12414

Thank you for your support of our work and your enthusiasm for our programming. 

To a great year ahead!
All the best,

Bob Hoven
President, The Friends of Beattie-Powers  

Sunday, December 9, 2018

In a season of sparkle, you shine most of all!

To all our friends, we were delighted to share some holiday spirit (and spirits!) with you on Saturday, December 8th. And once again, our heartfelt thanks for your unfailing support. Without it, we couldn't offer many of our concerts and lectures free to the public. Nor could we keep up with the restoration and maintenance of Beattie-Powers Place, so we can assure that this exceptional early 19th-century house remains a Catskill landmark for years to come. Happy Holidays, and we look forward to seeing you in 2019!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Ted Hilscher talks Historic Preservation Law in New York, Sat., Dec. 1, 2pm. Free admission

Join us for an exploration of Historic Preservation Law, presented by Catskill attorney Ted Hilscher. This informative talk will focus on the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act, and the Zoning Law of the Village of Catskill, which contains historic preservation language typical of many local municipalities. A must for owners of historic buildings and anyone interested in heritage preservation.

Please reserve at
Ted Hilscher has spoken on Historic Preservation Law on behalf of the New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, and the Saratoga Historic Preservation Forum, and is the author of an article on Historic Preservation Law in Westlaw’s treatise on Zoning.  He serves or has served as attorney to numerous local municipalities, and is a former Catskill Village Trustee. 

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Our Angels Make It All Possible

November 17, 2018

Dear Friend,

Another year is coming to a close and Beattie-Powers Place hasn’t been busier! This year we not only exceeded the number of events we’ve offered to the community for free, by including a 6 part poetry series, 4 sustainable gardening lectures and launching 4 lectures on historic preservation. Attendance has vastly increased and we are most often filled to capacity.  At the same time we’ve embarked on a major reconstruction of our historic porch steps, thanks to the generosity of Richard Philp, retaining their architectural character and ensuring their utility for years to come. 

Last year your support of our Angel campaign made all the difference. And this year, we’ll be earmarking some of your support for the renovation of a new space at Beattie-Powers, on the garden level across from the dining room. We’re now inspired to tackle that challenge recognizing the potential to increase the working space within the house. We envision a series of hands-on workshops for gardening and historic preservation with the renovation of this room.
You can get a glimpse of the space in the image to the right.

Your legacy gift in one of the categories noted below will be recognized in a meaningful wayfeatured in the entry of the house throughout 2019. 

Friends of Beattie-Powers Angel Supporter Levels

Super-Friend                     Legacy                  Leasehold 
    $5,000 and above        $2,500 - $4,999       $1,000 - $2,499    

                                                                              Grantor                 Heirs to the Estate                                                                         $251 - $999                    $250      

Thank you for supporting the Catskill village treasure that is Beattie-Powers Place and helping us to sustain our legacy as Mary Deane Beattie, our founding benefactor, intended.

All that we do is possible because of you!


Robert Hoven
President, Friends of Beattie-Powers

Please make checks payable to Friends of Beattie-Powers and mail to:
     Friends of Beattie-Powers
     P.O. Box 453
     Catskill, NY 12414
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