Gould Through the Years: Selections from the Academy Archives

Robinson House:

second-Gould-Academy-classroom-building-built-1881.-Photo-1907In 2014, Bethel Historical Society entered into an important collaboration with Gould Academy that will result in the long-term preservation of the “Gould Archives” — a wide-ranging collection of documents, photographs, books and objects significant to the history of the school, founded in 1836 as “Bethel Academy.” The archives have been placed on long-term loan to the Society which will monitor and maintain the collection while also making it available for display and study purposes. To mark this important preservation effort, the Society mounted an exhibition of selected items from the archives.

Photo: The second Gould Academy classroom building, erected in 1881 and razed in 1934.