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March 2017

Maine Folklife Center exhibit – “Threads of Our Lives: Maine Folk Fiber Art”

March 7 @ 10:00 am - March 31 @ 4:00 pm
Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, Broad Street
Bethel, Maine 04217
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This traveling, four-panel display developed by the Maine Folklife Center (MFC) at the University of Maine, Orono, will be on view at the Robinson House during the month of March (opening March 7), Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. The exhibit highlights the diversity of folk fiber arts in the Pine Tree State, and is made possible through a National Endowment of the Arts grant the MFC received in 2015. It features four 3 x 7 freestanding…

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Women’s History Month program and book signing

March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Based on her book ,Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse & Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage, Anne B. Gass will present a lively account of Maine native Florence Brooks Whitehouse’s efforts to win women voting rights in the decisive final years of the campaign (1914-1920).  Considered radical for picketing the White House, Florence Brooks Whitehouse helped win women suffrage against a backdrop of conservative views of women’s roles, political intrigues, WWI, and the 1918 influenza epidemic. Anne Gass is…

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June 2017

Lecture: “A Century of the White Mountain National Forest in Maine”

June 24 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

To mark the 100th anniversary of the first land purchase in Maine for what, in 1918, would become the White Mountain National Forest, join us as we hold a joint program with the Gilead Historical Society at the Town Hall in Gilead. Lunch will be available (as a fundraiser for GHS) starting at 11:00 am, followed at 1:30 pm by "A Century of the White Mountain National Forest in Maine," a lecture presented by David Govatski of Jefferson, New Hampshire. David…

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exhibit opening – “They Took to the Woods: Life and Leisure in Northern Oxford County”

June 29 @ 1:00 pm

Our major summer/fall exhibition will explore how nineteenth century communities and wild-land townships north of Bethel developed their unique character through the efforts of loggers, farmers, land speculators, hunters, fishermen, and other outdoor enthusiasts. On view Thursday - Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, through mid-October at the Dr. Moses Mason House.   Members: FREE   Non-members: Donation

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