The Beebe Estate was renovated by the City of Melrose, Massachusetts in 1996 with the intent to operate the Beebe as a self-sustaining amenity to house non-profit or city departments, provide a place for event rentals, and to operate lyceum-style events such as lectures, demonstrations, exhibits, and classes for the benefit of the public.

Over the years a successful mix of these activities has occurred, and the Beebe is currently home to the offices of the Council on Aging, the Melrose Alliance Against Violence, and the Friends of the Fells. A dedicated group of volunteers curates a series of monthly art exhibits featuring local artists, and there are a variety of regular meetings and scheduled events that occur on site. In between these functions, the Beebe is well used for a broad variety of rental functions including wedding receptions, corporate parties, showers, family reunions, christening and confirmation celebrations, fundraisers, and classes.