Spencertown Academy. A landmark 1847 Greek Revival, the Spencertown Academy evolved from a two-room schoolhouse, to a coed teacher training facility.
In 1972 it was founded as The Spencertown Academy arts and cultural center serving Columbia County, the Berkshires and Capital Region.
The Festival of Books on Labor Day weekend, the mid-winter Revels, Hidden Gardens in June, and Handmade Holiday in December are highlights of the annual events calendar.
The Academy showcases local, national and internationally known artists, and is the rehearsal and performance center of smaller cultural organizations.
In addition to onsite, the Academy sponsors extensive arts-in-education programs within the Community. artsVoyage brings rich artistic experiences to children in public schools.
The influential American painter, sculptor and print maker, the great Ellsworth Kelly, made Spencertown his long time home, and his studio continues his legacy.
Across from the Academy is St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church built in 1771. Its architecture is similar to those of New England, as were many of the settlers. In 1826 it was moved across the street to its current location andexpanded with only slight changes since.
The Spencertown Cemetery sits alongside with graves dating back to 1760. In 2002, the Church and Cemetery were added to the National Register of Historic Places.