The Bethel Historical Society seeks out, collects, interprets and displays materials, artifacts, records and information that are related to the history of Bethel, Vermont, and the surrounding area. The Society partners with other community and educational organizations in order to encourage the value of this history and preserve it for the future. The Society produces and presents a yearly series of lectures on topics relevant to the history of the area. It also publishes a quarterly newsletter. The society is funded through membership dues, donations, grants and several fundraising events throughout the year. There are currently over two hundred and fifty dues paying members. As always, we appreciate the volunteer spirit and willingness to assist that our members show at events sponsored by the Society.