Bethlehem Historical Association

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The museum remains closed and all events are cancelled until our town buildings can be safely opened again. While abiding by Governor Cuomo’s guidelines, we continue to work on new exhibits and to plan for the day when we can resume gathering again.

If you are new to the Bethlehem Historical Association, we hope you will consider supporting us with your membership. Members receive three newsletters a year, and those who choose to be on our e-mail contact list get early notification of upcoming events. As a volunteer organization, we depend on each other to maintain the museum and handle the many facets of a vibrant historical association, so if you also are interested in becoming active, we would love to hear from you.

In the meantime, stay safe and enjoy exploring this site!

Drive-It-Yourself Tour

Tired of sitting home?  Want to go some place but don't know where?  

Try a Drive-It-Yourself Tour of historic places in the Town of Bethlehem.  The tour was developed in 2010 -- but after a decade, even if you have driven in before, 

it's time to revisit. 

Tour directions can be found in Out and About 

Since the Spring 2020 Newsletter was mailed, changes have been made to this website.  You can now find the proposed changes to the Bylaws by clicking here.

Looking for Something to Do?

Now might be the perfect time to do some historical research. While everything is closed up, the National Archives has an online site that contains a wealth of information and activities for the whole family.  Check out the link below and begin a new journey into the past!  National Archives

Past Perfect 

Recipes that Withstood Time 

Passed Down from Generation to Generation

The Bethlehem Historical Association has compiled a fine book with an impressive collection of recipes. The cookbook is being sold for $10 at the Museum. Please note that you can also purchase it at our generous bookstore here in town I Love Books. 

We appreciate the support of all those who contributed recipes and helped to get this book together.

Books by Town Historian 

Susan Leath

Available at local bookstores


The Town of Bethlehem 
Historical Association
P.O. Box 263
1003 River Road
Selkirk, NY  12158

The Cedar Hill Schoolhouse Museum, home of the Bethlehem Historical Association, is open Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 PM May through October, and by appointment. 

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