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July 2017

Yankee Brass Band Concert

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, Broad Street
Bethel, Maine 04217
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Every three years, we have the great pleasure of hosting the Yankee Brass Band for a concert of old-time music played on authentic 19th century instruments. They return once again on Saturday, July 29th, for a 2:00 pm performance on the side lawn of our Dr. Moses Mason House.  (Please bring a chair or blanket.) Admission is free, but donations to support this and our other summer programs are always welcome and much appreciated!

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August 2017

“Rugs: 1790 to 1850” Program and Workshop

August 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A textile structuralist for the last 30 years, Rose Ann Hunter will speak on “Rugs, 1790 to 1850.” She will discuss the earliest rugs, bed rugs, hearth rugs (also called yarn-sewn rugs), shirred, and hooked rugs, to combining techniques with rug hooking, as shown in the Augustine Phillips rug (photo). Lots of samples of these techniques will be shown, and a hands-on demo during the second portion of the event will provide visitors with a chance to try their hand…

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