Last updated: 12/12/2011
Brewster, New York
Street Address
67 Main Street
Brewster, NY 10509
Mailing Address
67 Main Street
Brewster, NY 10509
phone: 845-279-7500
fax: 845-279-1992
e-mail: info@southeastmuseum.org
web: www.southeastmuseum.org
Hours
April through December
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Description

Established in 1963, the Southeast Museum offers exhibits on the history of the Town of Southeast, including the early American Circus, the Harlem Line Railroad, the Tilly Foster Mine, the Borden Milk Condensery, and the Croton Reservoir System. In addition, the museum presents various changing exhibits, drawing on its extensive collection of antique farm and household implements, quilts, clothing and assorted Americana reflecting 19th century material culture. The museum is located on Main Street, Brewster in one of Putnam County's largest landmarked buildings, the 1896 Old Town Hall, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

History

The Southeast Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the material artifacts and culture significant to the history of the Town of Southeast and its environs.

Educational Programs

  • The Southeast Museum presents a wide variety of educational programs and special events in conjunction with its exhibition program. Activities include tours of area historic sites, house tours, lectures, film presentations, interpretative tours of Putnam County, craft workshops and family programs.
  • The museum offers a wide variety of educational programs for local school groups, from Pre-K through fifth grade. Presentations on 19th-century life, mining, railroads and folklore are among the many subjects offered. Programs are available at the museum or can be brought to your school group or after-school program. Contact the museum for further information on fees and programs.
Governance

The Southeast Museum is a non-profit educational institution established in 1963.

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