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July 2019

Open House at the Twitchell Education Center

July 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The recently completed Twitchell Education Center, a replica of Dr. Moses Mason's 19th century library building, will be open before and after the annual 4th of July Concert & Picnic on the side lawn of the Mason House (14 Broad St.). The interior of the 16-by-20-foot structure has been left unfinished so that the traditional timber frame donated by J. Scott Campbell of Maine Mountain Post & Beam can be examined closely and used as a teaching tool. Named for…

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4th of July Community Concert & Picnic

July 4 @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm

Celebrate the anniversary of American Independence in the center of Bethel's National Historic District by bringing a picnic lunch and enjoying a concert by the Portland Brass Quintet on the grounds of the 1813 Dr. Moses Mason House (14 Broad Street, Bethel). Please note that this year's event will begin slightly earlier than usual, at 11:15 am. Free, but donations welcome.

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“ART AS ANTIDOTE: White Mountain Landscapes” – Preview Reception

July 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a special preview of this summer's major exhibition at Museums of the Bethel Historical Society: "ART AS ANTIDOTE: White Mountain Landscapes" Visual art encourages us to reflect, to consider, to wonder, to imagine, to ponder, and to remember. In this exhibition of more than 50 White Mountain landscapes—the most extensive public display of its kind in Maine in 2019—visitors are invited to break from the distractions of modern technology, to challenge the pessimism of a restless world,…

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Exhibition Opening – “ART AS ANTIDOTE: White Mountain Landscapes”

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

As the only historical organization devoted to collecting, preserving, and sharing the history of the entire White Mountain Region of New Hampshire and Maine, the Museums of the Bethel Historical Society will officially open "ART AS ANTIDOTE: White Mountain Landscapes" on July 6th in conjunction with the Bethel Art Fair. Featuring more than 50 landscapes in oil and watercolor of the famed "Alps of New England," this will be the most extensive public art display of its kind in Maine…

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“Mornings at the Museum” children’s program

July 11 @ 9:30 am - July 25 @ 11:30 am

Over three Thursdays in July, from 9:30 to 11:30 am, the Museums of the Bethel Historical Society will offer FREE activities for children ages 5-10. This season's programming will take place on July 11, 18, and 25, and the general theme will be "Art and Entertainment." Here are just a few of the activities being planned: Painting Rufus Porter School style murals Making and using natural dyes Tours of the Dr. Moses Mason House period rooms Outdoor games Mr. Drew…

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Mill Brook Craft Series

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - August 29 @ 1:00 pm

Thursday afternoons this summer, from July 11 through August 29, highly skilled craftspeople will lead workshops in the newly-completed Twitchell Education Center -- a close replica, on the exterior, of Dr. Moses Mason's 19th century library building. Each week, a different craft will be highlighted, with historical background, demonstrations, and opportunities for hands-on experience provided to participants. Although admission to individual sessions is free, seating is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged (207-824-2908 or info@bethelhistorical.org). Workshops will begin at 1:00 PM;…

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“The Once and Future C.A. Stephens: Reflections on the Krohn’s Gift of Stephens and Verrill Collections to the Bethel Historical Society”

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us in the Gibson Room of the Bethel Inn for a program by Larry Glatz, entitled "The Once and Future C.A. Stephens: Reflections on the Krohn’s Gift of Stephens and Verrill Collections to the Bethel Historical Society." Following the lecture, which will begin at 6:00 pm, selected portions of the Stephens and Verrill collections generously donated by William and Ellen Krohn (Bill is expected to attend; Ellen passed in April) will be on display in the Spidell Reading Room…

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