Museum Shop


The Museum Shop is located on the first floor of the 1821 Robinson House and features items inspired by the Bethel Historical Society’s museum and research library collections, as well as books, gifts, and special publications associated with past and current exhibits. Many of the books currently in stock relate to the history of area towns, logging and lumbering, architecture, decorative arts, Native Americans, the White Mountains, railroads, the Civil War, art, and crafts. Among our gift offerings are DVDs; maps; postcards; cross-stitch kits (including a reproduction of an 1841 sampler in the Society’s collection); children’s activity books, old-fashioned folk toys and Roy-Toy log building sets; Sunday River covered bridge souvenirs, notecards, and magnets; folk art paintings and prints in the style of Rufus Porter and Jonathan D. Poor; paintings by local artists; and craft work by local artisans. An area of the Shop is also devoted to books and gifts on sale at substantially reduced prices.


The Museum Shop is open Memorial Day to the 3rd Friday in October, Tuesday through Friday, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; also Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm during July & August. If you have questions, please call us toll-free at 800-824-2910 or email us at

To Order by Mail

Print out an order form, include payment (check or money order) or credit card information, and mail to the Bethel Historical Society. Members of the Society receive a 10% discount on all purchases. For information about becoming a member, please visit our Membership page. To call us: 207-824-2908 or 800-824-2910.

To Order Online

Browse our products below or use the search box or categories to the right. Add the desired items to your cart and then go to the checkout page and follow the instructions. We accept payment through PayPal or credit card, or a check by mail. If you choose to pay by check, items will not be shipped until payment is received. Members of the Society receive a 10% discount on all purchases. To claim this discount, enter the coupon code “member” on the checkout page.

Your purchases support the Bethel Historical Society’s mission to preserve this region’s past through programs, exhibits, and research activities. Thank you!


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