Bethlehem Historical Association

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Circa 1965 

Thank you for your interest! We had a successful exhibit in 2015.  Enjoy the pictures below.

Call for 1960s Era Photographs


What was Bethlehem like 50 years ago?  Certainly a lot has changed since the Bethlehem Historical Association was organized in 1965. 

As part of our golden anniversary celebration, BHA is creating a photo display of 1960s era Bethlehem.  And we need your help. Do you have snapshots taken in Bethlehem from the 1960s?  We’re looking for pictures from all over town including Delmar, Slingerlands, Elsmere, South Bethlehem, Glenmont, and Selkirk.

Digital scans are preferred, but a high quality copy will work as well.  Please do not send us originals as your photo will not be returned to you.  Include your name, address and email and a short description of where and when the photo was taken.  Identify any people and include any other info you would like to share.

Email digital copies to [email protected]  Paper copies can be mailed to the Bethlehem Historical Association, P.O. Box 263, Selkirk, NY  12158. You can also bring them to our regular meeting on Thursday March 19, 2015   7 pm

The display entitled, Bethlehem Circa 1965, will premiere at our regular meeting on April 16, 2015  at the Cedar Hill Schoolhouse Museum. From then on, it can be viewed by appointment until we open for the summer season on June 14.  The museum is open Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 June 14 through Labor Day September    . 


Tri-Village Nursery School,  c.1966

BHA Silver Tea c.1965

Schrafft's Motor Inn, c.1966

Little League players, c.1961