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September 2018

Exhibit Opening – “Gould Through the Years: Selections from the Academy Archives, Part II”

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In the spring of 2014, the Bethel Historical Society entered into an important collaboration with nearby Gould Academy to assure 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” and, until the fall of 1968, the town’s high school. Society staff and volunteers coordinated with James B. Owen, retired head of the Academy’s art department, and Matthew Ruby, then Head of…

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October 2018

Maine in World War I

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, Broad Street
Bethel, Maine 04217
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To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of the "Great War"—which occurred on November 11, 1918—Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., former director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission and Maine's state historian since 2004, will present an illustrated program on Maine's involvement in World War I. The event will begin at 2:00 pm in the Mason House exhibit hall (14 Broad Street). With the same patriotic fervor as Maine's response to a call for troops in the Civil War, more than…

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December 2018

Christmas at the Mason House

December 1 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, Broad Street
Bethel, Maine 04217
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Celebrate the season with traditional holiday refreshments, decorations, and live music in the first floor period rooms of the 1813 Dr. Moses Mason House. This popular annual event is free and open to the public; donations always welcome.

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