Bethlehem opens museum

BETHLEHEM — The Cedar Hill Schoolhouse Museum, home of the Bethlehem Historical Association, is now open Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. 

“Finally, after months of shut down, you are invited to come and see our building improvements and new exhibits,” says a release from the association. “The back room of the schoolhouse has been completely renovated. The dingy and dated drop ceiling has been removed and the windows opened up bringing the room back to the look of a classroom again. Both rooms have been freshly painted, and new and improved exhibits installed.

“Come explore how transportation formed Bethlehem history with Rivers, Roads & Rails. Step into an early classroom and see how our formal education system developed. Go Around the Mulberry Bush with early 20th-Century housewives as they go about their weekly chores. Get acquainted with the Wilke family who farmed on Beaver Dam Road. Learn about events that took place right here in Bethlehem that led to the passage of the 19th Amendment 100 years ago. A new scavenger hunt will help lead you through the various exhibits.”

COVID-19 precautions are in place. Face coverings are required at all times on the property. Only 10 people will be allowed inside the schoolhouse at one time and each must complete a brief contact-tracing form. The restroom and kitchen are closed. High-touch surfaces will be sanitized on a regular basis.
The museum is located at 1003 River Road in Selkirk. You can also arrange to visit by appointment by calling Dawn Pratt, 518-767-2285.  Questions? Visit our website, Bethlehem

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