Celebrating Sunday River’s 60th Anniversary

The Ski Museum of Maine’s Oxford County Committee is presenting a guest exhibit at the Museums of the Bethel Historical Society to celebrate the founding of Sunday River Ski Resort the winter of 1959/60. The exhibit opens Friday, November 29, at 10:00 am in the Valentine Gallery at MBHS Robinson House, 10 Broad St., Bethel. The display will be open free to the public thereafter Tuesday through Saturday from 1-4 pm through December 21 and throughout the winter season by appointment (207-824-2908).

The 60th Anniversary exhibit features photos from Sunday River’s first season, trail maps, large panels outlining the ski area’s development, artifacts, and memorabilia. The exhibit has been made possible through the support of the family of Sunday River developer, former owner, and manager Les Otten, plus the families of Sunday River’s founders: Avery and Mary Angevine, Howard and Ginny Cole, Paul and Jean Kailey, Addison and Emily Saunders, Mike and Connie Thurston, and Jack and Margaret Trinward.

FMI: Executive Director, Ski Museum of Maine – director@skimuseumofmaine.org – 207-265-2023 or Associate Director, MBHS – director@bethelhistorical.org – 207-824-2908

Sunday River Skiway in the 1960s