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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
Gilead Town Hall, Depot Street
Gilead, ME 04217 United States
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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 – Small-Town Motion Pictures: The Jay S. Hoar Collection of 1930s Movie Posters

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, Broad Street
Bethel, Maine 04217
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Featuring twenty 1930s window card posters from the "Golden Age" of Hollywood films, this exhibit recognizes the generous donation of this collection by Jay S. Hoar, a Rangeley, Maine, native who taught for nearly 33 years in the English Department of the University of Maine at Farmington for many years. Professor Hoar grew up in the life of the small-town theater, beginning at the age of five by tipping up all the seats mornings after for a nickel. As soon…

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Opening Day for Guided Tours of the Dr. Moses Mason House

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, Broad Street
Bethel, Maine 04217
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June 29 through September 2, 2017; Thursday through Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 PM; other times by appointment.  Tour features nine rooms, including the two-story front stair hall with Rufus Porter School murals.

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July 2017

Annual Community Picnic & Concert

July 4 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, Broad Street
Bethel, Maine 04217
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Featuring a free concert (rain or shine) by the Portland Brass Quintet.  Side lawn of the Dr. Moses Mason House, 14 Broad Street, on the village common.  Starts at 11:30 am.

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“Mapping Murder” Book Launch & Signing

July 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, Broad Street
Bethel, Maine 04217
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Mystery fans are invited to join William Andrews for the official launch of Mapping Murder on Saturday, July 15, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, Broad Street, Bethel. The event will be held on the side lawn of the Dr. Moses Mason House as part of Molly Ockett Day—a homecoming festival named for a famed Native American woman and healer who resided in the Bethel area until her death in 1816. Enjoy the festival and then…

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