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July 2018

Mornings at the Museum

July 5 @ 9:30 am - July 26 @ 11:30 am

Every Thursday morning during July, from 9:30 to 11:30, we're welcoming children ages 5-10 for some special and fun educational activities (one adult is requested to remain on site for non-Mahoosuc Kids participants). This season's themes are: July 5 - Museum Exploration Day July 12 - Home and Hearth Day July 19 - Old-Fashioned Communication Day July 26 - Entertainment Day with a Punch 'n Judy Show The month-long program will also include watching a post-and-beam building raised, hands-on artifact…

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August 2018

Sir William Phips, the Invasion of Quebec, and the Origins of Sudbury Canada

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This year's annual Stanley Russell Howe Lecture by Dr. Emerson W. Baker celebrates the 250th anniversary of Bethel's founding in 1768. Although Bethel was first established 250 years ago in 1768, its origins can be traced back to 1690 and the massive invasion fleet Sir William Phips (portrait, below) led in hopes of conquering Quebec. Little known in the United States but an iconic moment in Canada, the invasion was one of the worst military disasters in American history, led…

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Rediscovering the White Mountains of Maine

August 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Randall Bennett, Executive Director of MBHS and the author of two books on the White Mountain region, will discuss how, over time, marketing efforts to promote the White Mountains as being located solely in New Hampshire have diminished an understanding of, and appreciation for, the region's history, landscape, and culture as a whole. In his illustrated talk, he will cover how many nineteenth and early twentieth century guidebook writers, railroad promoters, historians, mountaineering enthusiasts, and (notably) artists defined the White…

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September 2018

Annual Meeting of the Bethel Historical Society

September 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Bethel Historical Society's Annual Meeting will begin with a traditional 6:30 pm pot-luck supper (open to the public); following a brief business meeting and presentation of the Marjorie MacArthur Noll Volunteer Service Award at 7:30 pm, a special program marking the 50th anniversary of the opening of Telstar Regional High School in 1968 will take place.

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