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Along the Mt. Beacon Incline Railway: Past, Present & Future

Along the Mt. Beacon Incline Railway: Past, Present & Future

The exhibition explores the initiative to bring back the Mt. Beacon Incline through the lenses of a historic narrative and an eye towards the future. As Beacon continues to transform and revitalize, the Incline’s restoration provides a unique opportunity to connect the past with the future in a way that is meaningful to the city’s heritage and relevant to the community of today.

Through the use of large format photography, digital renderings, animations, and info-graphics, the exhibit explores the Incline’s early origins in shaping the city through its connections to the river-front, mass-transportation, Main Street, and the many river-towns along the Hudson River.

As the “Gateway to the Hudson Highlands”, the vision for a restored Incline calls for a design that is environmentally responsible, economically sustainable, and provides a unique “public-common-space” that is accessible, shared and enjoyed by people of every age and ability.

The exhibition endeavors to have visitors leave with an appreciation for the city’s heritage, an enthusiasm for the restoration, and an understanding of how it relates into to the surrounding Hudson Highland State Park, how it helps revitalize the city, and how it fits into the region as a whole.


October 10th, 2015 - November 6th, 2016
Sat..: 11AM - 3PM / Mon-Thurs: 9AM-5PM / Fri.: 9AM - 1PM
Beacon Institute for Rivers & Estuaries, Clarkson University
199 Main St. Beacon NY 12508

Earlier Event: October 9
Opening Night & Book Signing Event
Later Event: November 6
Celebrating the Living Classroom