1802 Blogs

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    Mary and Violets

    BY:Mary Beekman

    Mary Beekman is a four-year-old ghost who resides in The Beekman Mansion, and considers Brent and Josh her “imaginary friends.” Follow Mary Beekman’s Diary to learn what it’s like to be a young child in early 19th century America I could see them from my window this spring morning.  I have been searching each morning […]

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    5 Beautiful Things

    BY:Andrew

      This new feature is designed to inspire you to look at the world around you, to take note of the season at hand and to capture it – in memory or on film – for posterity. I will be choosing five photos each week for Beekman1802.com with this aim in mind. We’re calling the […]

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    Revolutionary

    BY:History Boys

    Breadbasket of the American Revolution   Schoharie is an Iroquoian word for “floating driftwood.” The Schoharie Creek drains out of the Catskill Mountains and runs 93 miles northward, reaching the Mohawk River near the hamlet of Fort Hunter, NY. The greater Schoharie Valley – much of which became designated as Schoharie County in 1795 (the […]

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    Formulas for Success

    BY:Dr. Brent

    When we first mentioned the idea of opening a business in upstate NY, the very question asked by a local was:    “Are you sure you want to do that?” ‘Why?” we asked. “The Mohawk Valley formula,” he said. “What is that?” “Open a business here and you will see.”   How could we not […]

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    Homegrown chicken noodle soup

    BY:Deborah Niemann

      Nothing compares to the taste of homegrown chicken noodle soup made with an old-fashioned stew hen and homemade noodles. If you are lucky enough to have your own backyard hens, they truly make the most amazing broth when they get to be three or four years old. Almost three decades ago, Julia Child lamented […]

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    A Cut Above

    BY:Josh and Brent

    The formal flower garden right outside the back door of the farm house is one of our favorite places to take a walk in the summer gloaming, and nothing makes decorating for a dinner or a guest as easy as having a cutting garden. Our friend, artist and gardener, Frances Palmer, has shared her list […]

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    The Sunken Island

    BY:History Boys

      Sharon Springs, home of Beekman 1802, is of course famous for its various mineral springs – containing sulphur, magnesia and chalybeate – and Native Americans frequented them for centuries for their healing properties. Other such springs exist throughout upstate New York, and other municipalities are named for them, such as the city of Saratoga […]

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    The Chatter for March

    BY:Josh and Brent

      We’ve lobbied really hard for Garrison Keillor to give up life in Lake Wobegone and move to Sharon Springs,  but thus far he has not answered our letters or returned our calls. Sharon Springs has beautiful people and above-average children, too, so on to Plan B. What is a small town village without a […]

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    5 Beautiful Things

    BY:Andrew

    This new feature is designed to inspire you to look at the world around you, to take note of the season at hand and to capture it – in memory or on film – for posterity. I will be choosing five photos each week for Beekman1802.com with this aim in mind. We’re calling the feature, […]

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    Tenonanatchi Tales

    BY:History Boys

      Greetings from the Beekman 1802 history bloggers Chris and Carl. Since we’re calling our blog “Tenonanatchi Tales,” we thought we’d start with something about a Native American. We might call her a local celebrity since, although she dates back to the 17th century, she recently made the news! The Iroquoian name Tenonanatchi means “river […]

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