BETHEL – Visitors from several parts of New England were among the guests at the Bethel Historical Society’s 30th annual Heritage Day Feb. 21 at the society’s Regional Historical Center. Hot Indian pudding with whipped cream was served from the hearth of the winter kitchen in the Dr. Moses Mason House by Amy Davis. Judy Haskell provided tours of the Dr. Mason House museum.

At the O’Neil Robinson House, Grace McKivergan demonstrated weaving, Jackie Cressy quilting, and Jan Todd spinning. A number of historical videos were shown through the afternoon. The exhibits on Bethel and “Wood and Woods” were also open for viewing. Jean Owen operated the museum shop.

The newest society winter/spring course, “Four Centuries of Canada and Northern New England,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11, and continue on March 25, April 15 and April 29 at the society’s Robinson House.

The course will focus on the long relationship between these two regions, which were not always peaceful. A number of colorful characters on both sides of the border are part of the story as well. Director Stanley R. Howe, who holds a Ph.D. in Canadian history and has written and lectured widely on New England and Canadian history, will be the instructor.

The four session course is open to everyone. The course fee for nonmembers of the Society is $20 and for members $15. The fee can be paid at the first session of the course. Anyone wishing to enroll should call the society office at (207) 824-2908 or (800) 824-2910 or e-mail: [email protected]

Further information about the society and its activities can be obtained by calling (207) 824-2908 or (800) 824-2910 or e-mailing: [email protected] Additional information can also be obtained by checking its Web site: www/ The mailing address is P.O. Box 12, Bethel, ME 04217-0012.

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