In the Field & On the Homefront: Bethel During the Civil War

Robinson House (through 2016):

monument dedicationCommemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, this exhibit makes use of rarely seen artifacts and images from the Society’s permanent collection to explore the effects—profound and poignant—of the Civil War on the western Maine town of Bethel, once known as “the Athens of Oxford County.” Although the War years resulted in the loss of many of Bethel’s loyal sons (some of whom, having survived military service, chose not to return to Maine), they also witnessed the town’s development as an important inland Maine center of commerce, industry and tourism.