The Howland Cultural Center is a Beacon NY-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a multifaceted nature.

We promote arts and culture!

By producing our own events and by presenting those sponsored by others, we continue to preserve and operate the historic 1872 Howland Circulating Library building designed by Richard Morris Hunt as a center for arts and cultural activities. We support the Howland Cultural Center through public participation and volunteers. The center relies on a mix of sources 
for income and funding; from individuals, foundations, corporations, grants and active fundraising events.

Every ticket purchase helps sustain the Howland!

The Hudson River City of Beacon continues to enjoy a revitalization and has become a magnet for artists and creative people of all kinds. The Howland Cultural Center helped pave the way beginning in 1979 and has continuously played a role in this evolving scene. Here at the Howland Cultural Center, Beacon's cultural diversity is embraced and celebrated. Our mission is to promote and encourage local artists of the Hudson Valley and to provide a space where they can exhibit, perform and showcase their unique artistic talents.

Your support is important! 

The 1872 Howland Circulating Library was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.


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