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May 2018

Exhibit Opening – White Mountain National Forest: A Centennial Exhibition

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, Broad Street
Bethel, Maine 04217
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Learn how the forested highlands of northern New Hampshire and western Maine came to be appreciated by millions for their scenic and health-giving qualities, only to be devastated by uncontrolled commercial logging and widespread fires in the final decades of the 19th century. The story of how a large portion of the White Mountain region of Maine and New Hampshire was eventually saved and set aside in 1918 for the public’s benefit will be told through paintings, historic photos, vintage…

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Opening of Art Exhibition & Sale – “The White Mountains: Alps of New England”

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, Broad Street
Bethel, Maine 04217
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Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the White Mountain National Forest, this art exhibition & sale features award-winning landscapes by nationally-recognized plein air artists Lauren Sansaricq and Erik Koeppel of Jackson, New Hampshire. During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, numerous artists—including many from the Hudson River School—captured the awe-inspiring summits and verdant glens in the White Mountain region of northern New Hampshire and western Maine. Today, Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq create masterful works in the Hudson River style based on their…

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June 2018

Maine Fare: Indigenous Foodways

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, Broad Street
Bethel, Maine 04217
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Karyn Marden (Abenaki descent), Ann Pollard-Ranco (Penobscot and Abenaki) and Alivia Moore (Penobscot) of Gedakina -- a multigenerational endeavor to strengthen and revitalize the cultural knowledge and identity of Native American youth and families from across New England, and to conserve traditional homelands and places of historical, ecological and spiritual significance -- will give an overview of the history of indigenous food systems in Western Maine. Sponsored by the Maine Farmland Trust, the presentation will cover indigenous food system recovery work happening…

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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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