Our mission: Preserve. Protect. Promote.    

The Friends of Beattie-Powers Place is dedicated to preserving and protecting the natural beauty and historic integrity of the Beattie-Powers grounds and circa 1840s house, while making it accessible to the public.

In 1990, Mary Deane Beattie bequeathed Beattie-Powers Place to the Village of Catskill "for the benefit of the community." However, she left no endowment for its care.

Beattie-Powers Place fell into disrepair until 2005, when The Friends assumed day-to-day management and financial responsibility for the property, thus  relieving village taxpayers of  operating costs. 

Today, the grounds are a park open to all, and the house has been reimagined as an event space, broadening its role within the community. 


As a non-profit, 501(c)(3), your donation helps us  to fulfill our mission. Your generous support enables us to not only maintain the house and  park, but to help  us present a diverse calendar of concerts and lectures, all open to the public for free or at nominal ticket prices. If you would like to learn how to contribute, please click here.

While the house's in-person events have been modified due to the pandemic, the park is open every day, sunrise to sunset. Please come visit! 

Board of Directors

Robert Hoven, President

Richard Philp, Vice President

Tom Gibson, Treasurer

Cindy Putorti, Secretary

Teresita Echaniz

Rita Landy

Margaret Nowack

Greg Powell

Traci Terrick

Todd Whitley

With thanks to former Board Members:

David King

Alyson Milbourn

Nina Sklansky


The Friends of Beattie-Powers Place is a registered New York State non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3). Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.