Bethlehem Historical Association Planning 1940s Business Exhibit
The Bethlehem Historical Association is planning an exhibit at the Cedar Hill Museum that captures Bethlehem in the 1940s. As historians research that decade, they find businesses that still exist in town today! Some businesses have changed ownership or location, but they nonetheless played an important role in Bethlehem’s history. To maintain a business over 70 years is really something special, and the historical association would like to highlight them with a special exhibit.
Items for the exhibit may be loaned or donated and photocopies can be made if owners prefer not to let go of originals. (Permanent donations must meet museum guidelines for acceptance.)
The exhibit is scheduled to be completed by early December 2022 in time for our Holiday Open House. It is expected to be in place for approximately two years. It is important that historians collect the information and material now so they can design the exhibit in the coming months.
"Our goal is to obtain material for both this upcoming exhibit and to fill gaps in our permanent collections," said Historical Association President Karen Beck. "We want to record the history of the businesses and to be able to illustrate them with related photos, advertising material and pertinent memorabilia."
Contact: Karen Beck 518 439 9260 or John Smolinsky 518- 439-7559