1802 Blogs

  • Mary and the Storm

    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 each week to learn what it’s like to be a young child in early 19th century America We are excited today because we are going to have a new little girl […]

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  • Mary and Making Hay

    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 each week to learn what it’s like to be a young child in early 19th century America The sun is hot in this early morning.  We have all been moving […]

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  • Let’s Go to the Hop

    BY:Josh and Brent

      Around the middle of the 19th century, hops was one of the most important agricultural crops in upstate NY and people from urban areas would come to Schoharie County on vacation for the sole purpose of helping with the hop harvest.  No doubt, part of the draw was the fun and frolicking in the […]

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  • Mary and Laundry

    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 each week to learn what it’s like to be a young child in early 19th century America When it is laundry day, I have to stay far out of the […]

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  • A Walk around the Garden

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

    It’s not you, it’s me. I’ve been a little quiet on “the Social Medias” lately, because, well, because all my spare time has been spent socializing with vegetables. (And the occasional bee and cabbage moth.)  Most everyone knows that the Beekman 1802 Vegetable Garden is my favorite spot in the whole world, and this time […]

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  • Mary and Blackcaps

    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 each week to learn what it’s like to be a young child in early 19th century America Step, step, march, march, in and out, up and down.  I am trying very […]

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  • Bee-ginning and End

    BY:Dr. Brent

    Photo credit: Keatley Garvey I heard a fly buzz when I died; The stillness round my form Was like the stillness in the air Between the heaves of storm.   In high school, when first introduced to Emily Dickenson, I remember thinking how sad that the end-sum of an entire life, no matter how graceful […]

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  • Wining & Dining

    BY:Josh and Brent

      Dining al fresco is one of the real pleasures of the summer season, and if all is timed just-right, the last crumb is consumed and last drop drank just as the sun sinks beneath the western hills. Pot-luck dinners instill a sense of camaraderie and community like no other occasion (and insure that no […]

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  • Mary and the Palm

    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 each week to learn what it’s like to be a young child in early 19th century America Nell and her Mother and Grandmother visited us at home today.  Nell’s grandmother came […]

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  • Mary and Strawberries

    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 each week to learn what it’s like to be a young child in early 19th century America Mother calls it sunshine in a jar.  Whatever berries we cannot eat up, Mother […]

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