BETHEL – A special film on the history of ski clubs and winter carnivals, focusing on Pineland in Andover and Chisholm in Rumford, was featured at the 33rd annual Bethel Historical Society Heritage Day on Feb. 17 at the society’s regional history center.

This film, produced by society life member John G. Howe of Gettysburg, Pa., who was a ski jumper growing up in Bethel.

At the Dr. Moses Mason House, special tours of the museum were conducted by Steve Seames and Kathy Kunkel while warm Indian pudding and whipped cream were served from the hearth of the winter kitchen.

At the O’Neil Robinson House, there were exhibits, traditional craft demonstrations by Jane Peterson, weaving, and Grace McKivergan, spinning and knitting. An exhibit of mineral specimens from antique collections on loan from Jim and Anne Mann and Larry T.P. Stifler and Mary McFadden was on display for the first time that weekend.


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