The concept of membership is not foreign to Troutbeck.
On November 11th, 1848 the Young Gentlemen of Leedsville Society was formed having “for its direct object; improvement in literature and forensic discussion.” Myron Benton served as its first President, his son Joel, its first Secretary and, amongst its founding and longtime members was Henry Beecher.
Their handwritten constitution, bylaws and meeting minutes offer a record of a group with wide-ranging interests and firmly rooted ideals. Their last recorded meeting was on January 31st, 1851.
Membership today is diverse in all respects, without exception, including object. We add hospitality, the arts, the sciences, recreation and community to our conversation and discourse. And, of course, family. Our members represent a broad spectrum of professions and interests and are together a vital element of what makes Troutbeck so completely unique.