When in Bethel you must make a visit to the Bethel Historical Society,   It lets you step back into time.  They do a wonderful job at bringing the past back to life.   It is a gem in the rough waiting to be discovered.  The staff works hard to  bring in  new exhibits on a monthly basis.  They also bring in guest speakers, with book signings.  Taking a walk through the old Mason house is always something to see.   The building is amazing in itself.  Usually in period dress and always very enthusiastic  of the history of the building, the area,  and the people who made up this wonderful little town.    It is easy to find located across from the common, next to the library.   History is meant to be visited, to remember a time gone by.