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Throughout the year we enjoy a variety of social events and fundraisers such as teas, ice cream socials,

Beer and Pretzels, and the annual meeting. 

2023-2024 Events

Volunteer Reception 

Sunday afternoon October 15, 2023
2 to 4 p.m.

Cedar Hill Schoolhouse Museum 
1003 River Road, Selkirk NY 


Enjoy a glass of wine and a nibble of cheese as you mix and mingle with BHA members. You’ll also have a chance to learn about BHA volunteer opportunities. New members are encouraged to attend!

2022-2023 Events

Annual Meeting -- May 18, 2023 Featuring the Lost Radio Rounders

Winter Lights -- Holiday Open House  Dec. 11,12, 13 2022. 

Ice Cream Social Sunday, June 12, 2022


 2021-2022 Events 

Holiday Open House (formerly called Silver Tea)  Sunday, December 12, 2021.

Bethlehem Memorial Day Parade, Monday May 30, 2022. 

For pictures of previous events click here

2019 Events

2019 Cedar Hill Schoolhouse Museum Schedule and Exhibits

Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 PM.

Exhibits include All in a Day's Work and Bethlehem's Native American Connections. Plus displays of hats from our collection and schoolhouse memorabilia. And don't forget the toll gate and outhouse!

What did we use before plastic?

highlights the many different kinds of containers found in our collection. 

Annual Ice Cream Social:

Sunday June 9, 2019 1 - 4 PM

A Spring Afternoon Tea

Saturday, April 13, 2019 1 PM

Cedar Hill Schoolhouse Museum

A fundraising event featuring

Fashion Hats and Bonnets

By Phyllis Chapman of Vintage Visitors Productions

Followed by a selection of tea sandwiches and fancies.

2018 Events

Afternoon Tea Fundraiser featuring the talk Wedding Dresses and Their Stories by Connie Frisbee Houde. April 14, 2018

Ice Cream Social and Town of Bethlehem 225 Birthday June 10, 2018

Beer and Pretzels Fundraiser Richard Muggeo gave talk on beer brewing in Beverwyck October 4, 2018

Annual Silver Tea: Over the River and Through the Woods Dec.2, 2018

2017 Events

World War I Table Top War Games, July 23 and September 24, 2017

"Sammy Doughboy Remembers" A Beer and Pretzels Fundraising, September 28, 2017

Silver Tea & Christmas Open House - Twas the Night Before Christmas, December 3 & 4 2017

2016 Events

Annual Membership Meeting May 19, 2016

Business includes the election of officers and trustees, presentation of the president's annual report and presentation of the budget for the upcoming year. Enjoy a special dessert buffet after the meeting!

Summer Exhibit Opening Day and Ice Cream Social – June 12, 2016 1-4 PM

The Bethlehem Historical Association celebrates the opening day of our summer exhibit Parade of Fashion 1860s to 1960s with a free ice cream social.

Blacksmith Shop Visit with Jim Moran Saturday June 25, 2016 10 AM

Blacksmith Jim Moran will be demonstrating at the forge at Norman's Kill Farm Park. Last fall he gave an excellent talk at the schoolhouse which left us all anxious to see him in action.

Annual Holiday Silver Tea -- Walking in a Winter Wonderland Sunday, December 4, 2016 1 – 4 PM

Members and Friends of the Bethlehem Historical Association are invited to our annual Silver Tea which features a full hot tea service as well as coffee, punch, and a wide assortment of holiday goodies. As a special treat, Sinterklaas will join us between 1 and 3.

Holiday Open House Monday evening, December 5 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Every year for more than 20 years, the creative volunteers at BHA have transformed the The Cedar Hill Schoolhouse for the Christmas season. This year our theme is Walking in a Winter Wonderland . All are welcome to experience the lavish decorations and enjoy the generous refreshments.

2015 Events

Antique Appraisal Day - April 18, 2015 10 to 2


Genealogy Workshop 2015 - May 12, 7 PM at the library


Dinner & Annual Meeting at the Mansion at Cedar Hill – May 21, 2015


First Day of Museum Opening and Ice Cream Social - Sunday, June 14, 2015 1-4 PM


Summer Exhibit 2015 -

  • Circa 1965 looks back at the Town of Bethlehem during the era in which the organization was founded.

  • One Hundred Years Difference: Clothing from 1865 to 1965 explores 100 years of changing clothing styles.

  • What’s All the Buzz, a look at bee keeping. .

  • Mid Century Bethlehem exhibit at the library Celebrate BHA's 50th anniversary

  • Annual Silver Tea is Sunday Dec 6 and Monday Dec 7

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