BETHEL — The Bethel Historical Society’s Dr. Moses Mason House is included in a new book, “Historic Maine Homes: 300 Years of Great Houses,” published in late 2009.

With text by architect Christopher Glass and photography by Brian Vanden Brink, the book features a variety of styles including Colonial, Federal, Georgian and Italianate. Glass is a practicing architect with a masters degree in architecture from Yale University and has long been active in Maine historic preservation activities.

Vanden Brink has been photographing architecture for more than 25 years and has been featured in a variety of publications including “Architectural Digest,” “Down East” and the “New York Times Magazine.” Glass and Vanden Brink also collaborated on a book in 2004, “At Home in Maine: Houses Designed to Fit the Land.”

Four photographs relating to the Dr. Moses Mason House, a Federal Period structure built in 1813, along with some interpretive text, focusing particularly on its Rufus Porter murals, are featured in the book.

The book is available from Down East Books. For more information about the Bethel Historical Society, visit, call 824-2908 or 1-800-824-2910 or e-mail [email protected]

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