BETHEL – Fund-raising to support the appearance of the Portland Bass Quintet at the Community Picnic on July 4 and the Yankee Brass concert on July 31 is continuing at the Bethel Historical Society’s Regional History Center.

Anyone wishing to make a tax deductible contribution in any amount to the Bethel Historical Society for these two concerts should send it to P.O. Box 12, Bethel, ME 04217.

Nearly 1,200 members strong, the Bethel Historical Society, founded in 1966, is western Maine’s largest full-time historical agency, dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the regional past for present and future generations.

For more than 35 years, the society’s activities have included lectures, exhibits, special events, heritage festivals, workshops, conferences, school and educational programs, and publications.

Since 1974, the society has operated from its 14 Broad St. headquarters, the Dr. Moses Mason House, a period house museum and research library. In 1999, it opened the O’Neil Robinson House (next door at 10 Broad St.) to the public for an expanded exhibit program, museum shop space, and administrative offices. Through the years, the Society’s achievements have been recognized by a number of state and national organizations.

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

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