Our mission: Preserve. Protect. Promote.    

The Friends of Beattie-Powers Place is an all-

volunteer organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the natural beauty and historic integrity of the Beattie-Powers grounds and historic building, 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 to maintain it.

Beattie-Powers Place fell into disrepair until 2005, when the Friends assumed day-to-day management and financial responsibility,  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), it is only through  donations that we are able to fulfill our mission. As our sole source of funding, this support is critical. If you would like to learn how to contribute, please click here.

Your financial 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.

While the house's in-person events are being reconfigured during the pandemic, the park remains open every day, from 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

Todd Whitley

Our thanks to former Board Members:

David King

Alyson Milbourn


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.