1802 Blogs

  • Where Are They Now?

    BY:Dr. Brent

    Not too long ago, the director of the library in the neighboring village of Middleburgh sent us a photo of the Beekman Mansion from the turn of the 19th century. Always interested in how the house has changed over the years, we immediately focused on a structure that seemed to be perched on the roof.  […]

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  • A Bumper Crop

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

    Anyone who read my most recent memoir, The Bucolic Plague, knows that late 2008 through mid 2009 were a pretty tough time for Brent and I. We both lost our jobs, our savings were dwindling, and we were trying to pay for two mortgages with soap. All of these misfortunes were pretty horrible. But then […]

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  • Mary’s Spring House

    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 older boys and the men who work on the farm are gathering large […]

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  • The Boys of Summer

    BY:Noelle Weaver

    There is something about late summer that I really love. The nights begin to cool down. The locusts call to one another in the overgrown grasses. Airplanes fly overhead and the sound is somehow deeper and more distant. By now gardens are in the throws of giving us sweet corn, green beans, carrots, new potatoes […]

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  • Beekman Goes International!

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Now the rest of the world can see how wonderful life in small town America can be.  If you have friends or relatives living in the far reaches of the world, let them know that they too can become Beek-Geeks! In AUSTRALIA The Fabulous Beekman Boys can be seen on ABC2 In NEW ZEALAND on […]

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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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  • Finale Recap

    BY:James Frey

    Dare to dream. When I was a little kid, I used to hear it all the time. Dare to dream. You can be a lawyer or a doctor or even the President of the United States. I dared to dream. And I became me. Hahahahahaha. Sometimes though, if you dare to dream, things can work […]

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  • The Supporting Cast

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Recently Patricia Carlson, a long-time summer visitor to Sharon Springs and the Glimmerglass Opera, stopped into the Mercantile with a lovely verse.  It pretty much captures the entire season (and gives Doug and Garth their well-deserved props) The Supporting Cast Garth and Doug have long been known For rescuing the past. But now they and […]

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  • Raise Your Glasses!!

    BY:Josh and Brent

    To enhance your viewing pleasure and to make each and every episode of The Fabulous Beekman Boys as fabulous as possible, we’re going to encourage the playing of a nice parlor game. Each week, we’ve posted a new Beekman 1802 elixir recipe for you to use and give you a new reason to “raise your […]

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  • The Stars of the Show

    BY:Angela Rae Berg

    It’s very bittersweet for me to see the first season of The Fabulous Beekman Boys come to an end.  As you’ve watched Brent, Josh, and Farmer John go through the seasons on the farm, I have watched the last year of my own life (behind the camera) go by in 22 minutes + commercials every […]

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