BETHEL — The Ski Museum of Maine is teaming up with the New England Ski Museum and the Bethel Historical Society for an exhibit that highlights Maine’s skiing history.

“The Mountains of Maine: Skiing in the Pine Tree State,” will kick off on June 24 at the Bethel Historical Society’s Robinson House and will be on display until the spring of 2017, Ski Museum of Maine President Wende Grey said. 

Grey said the exhibit has been on display at the New England Ski Museum in Franconia, N.H., for the past year. She said that the museum agreed to loan the display to the Ski Museum of Maine for its exhibit.

The exhibit features around 60 photographs of Maine’s skiing history, ranging from the arrival of Swedish immigrants in Aroostook County in the late 1800s to the modern era.

“The principal focus of the photo collection is the development of commercial and nonprofit ski areas, both large and small,” Grey said. “Many of these ski hills, particularly the smallest ones, disappeared decades ago — but others, such as Sunday River, Mt. Abram, Black Mountain and Shawnee Peak, remain important to Maine’s skiing lifestyle.”

The exhibit will be open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays throughout June, July and August.

For more information, call the Bethel Historical Society at 207-824-2908.

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