Arts, Culture, and Humanities

MT Beacon Incline Restoration Committee Inc

  • Beacon, NY
  • www.inclinerailway.org

Mission Statement

Restore, operate and maintain the Incline Railway on North Beacon Mountain, in
the City of Beacon, New York and the Town of Fishkill, New York.

Main Programs

  1. Interpretive Hikes of the Railway Site
  2. Educational Presentations

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Service Areas

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New York

The Society serves the Hudson Valley, the New York tri-state region, southern New England and eastern Pennsylvania.

ruling year

1999

Principal Officer since 2012

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Mr. Michael John Colarusso

Keywords

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visitor's center, nature park, incline, railway, Beacon

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Also Known As

Mount Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society

EIN

16-1523103

 Number

1637663867

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Parks and Playgrounds (N32)

Land Resources Conservation (C34)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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In 2011 the Incline Society completed a marketing and business feasibility study and a detailed restoration concept plan. Based upon this information, we were able to revise restoration cost estimates as well. We are now in the preparation phase for a major capital campaign.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Interpretive Hikes of the Railway Site

The Society conducts several tours of the Mount Beacon Incline Railway each year, which are open to the general public. These tours provide the background and history of this National Historic Register property, interpreting both the artifacts of the railway, as well as providing the history of the surrounding area.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$2,000.00

Program 2

Educational Presentations

Each year, the Incline Society presents makes several meticulously researched multimedia presentations on the history of the Mount Beacon Incline Railway

Category

History & Historical Programs

Population(s) Served

Adults

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

The Society serves the Hudson Valley, the New York tri-state region, southern New England and eastern Pennsylvania.

Affiliations + Memberships

Association of Railway Museums (ARM)

American Association of Museums - Member

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MT Beacon Incline Restoration Committee Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Michael John Colarusso

BIO

A member of the Society since 2009, Mike served as Chief Operating Officer for two years before becoming President in 2012. A retired lieutenant colonel, his professional background includes a tour of duty as the Director of Operations and Plans for the United States Military Academy at West Point. Mike is also an American industrial-era historian who served as an Assistant Professor of History at the Academy, with a BA from St. John’s University and an MA from the Pennsylvania State University.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"We envision a restored incline railway
that:

- Is Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)(http://www.ada.gov/)
compliant

- Integrates sustainable design and historic
preservation

- Operates in complete harmony with its natural
setting

 Restoring the railway allows
us to achieve other ends, as embodied by our core values of Education, Community Service, Philanthropy,
Historic Preservation, and Environmental Protection."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Michael John Colarusso

U.S. Army Office of Economic and Manpower Analysis

Term: Mar 2012 - Jan 2013

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