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2024 School Vacation Week Museum Open Days

February 20, 21 and 22

Drop in between 1 and 3 p.m.


Hands-On History Activities for children and their adults.

Explore the exhibits and enjoy a variety of hands-on activities themed to local Bethlehem history.


Free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Saturday Family Time


The Bethlehem Historical Association offers small groups of families and friends a safe option for an interesting cultural enrichment outing. You may reserve the Cedar Hill Schoolhouse Museum for your group’s exclusive use. A group might be as few as two persons or as many as ten or twelve persons, depending on the ages of the children and the number of adults.

There are exhibits to explore and activities for children to do alone or with adults. The activities are best suited for children above 2nd grade.


There are two sessions available each Saturday. They start at either 10 AM or 1 PM. The sessions can last up to 90 minutes. You decide how long to stay.


There is no charge, but donations are gratefully accepted.


To make a reservation or to request more information, just e-mail us:

Young Historians

Each year, our Young Historians program reaches second and fourth graders in the Bethlehem Central and Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School Districts. Two experienced teachers, Deborah Croscup and Linda Davies, have developed local history lessons that feature hands on activities using actual historic artifacts. 


BHA also participates in child focused community events such as those recently organized by the town library, the school district and Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy.

Children who visit the museum will find a scavenger hunt and other activities designed just for them.

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