Society Mission

Because an understanding of how people lived in the past enriches our lives and community, the Bethel Historical Society fosters a sense of place, centered in western Maine and the White Mountain region, by collecting, preserving, displaying and interpreting historically significant artifacts and documents for residents, visitors, students, and scholars.

Through its exhibits, programs, events, and publications, the Society makes the region’s history meaningful, accessible, and enjoyable to inspire others to treasure and preserve this rich heritage.

Approved by the Society’s Board of Trustees 27 April 2009