Margaret Fuller’s Legacy

Display at library; marker to be dedicated

The Beacon Historical Society and the Howland Public Library have mounted a display at the library about the writer, editor, journalist and early women’s rights advocate Margaret Fuller that continues through May 31.

A daguerrotype of Margaret Fuller taken in 1846

A daguerrotype of Margaret Fuller taken in 1846

Fuller (1810-1850) stayed in Fishkill Landing in the fall of 1844 to begin her seminal work, Woman in the Nineteenth Century. A historic marker in Fuller’s honor will be placed at Polhill Park in Beacon at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 21.

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