Opening reception on Oct. 9

The Mount Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society will open a six-month exhibit on Oct. 9 at the Beacon Institute. Titled “Along the Mt. Beacon Incline Railway: Past, Present & Future,” the installation will explore the initiative to bring back the railway, which is located primarily on land owned and preserved by Scenic Hudson.

The exhibit, which includes large-format photography, digital video, animation and renderings, is constructed around themes found in a recently published book, Along the Mount Beacon Incline Railway, such as “river transportation and how it and the street trolley service ultimately connected all three components of the city, the river, the mountain and Main Street,” explained Jeff McHugh, president of the society. Another is “how a restored Incline would make it possible for people of all abilities to experience the summit and view the breathtaking vistas.”

The exhibit runs through March 6, with an opening reception and book signing at the Beacon Institute, 199 Main St., on Oct. 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. It will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mondays to Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More information is available at

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