The Bethel Public Library welcomes everyone to come in and enjoy the art and collectibles on view now!
On the first floor…
In the Morton Gallery, visitors will appreciate the whimsical paper-and-stitching art pieces created by Diane Pollack. (Diane’s unique work is shown at left.)
In the Maria Parloa Community Room, enjoy the inspired watercolors of Janet Beote. (Janet’s colorful birds are shown at right.)
In the first-floor display case, check out some fascinating local history from the Bethel Historical Society’s collection.
On the second floor…
In the Reference Area, take some time to enjoy the intricately decorated chairs by FaDana Mudge.
Wait, there’s more!
In the Seelye House, come see our very special permanent P. T. Barnum collection, generously donated by Laurence Gibson and Cynthia NeJame, and carefully and lovingly assembled over many years. On view are important letters and correspondences, many of which highlight significant personal and pivotal events of the great showman’s life. Also included are rare broadsides, photographs, and cartes-de-visite, as well as artifacts from General Tom Thumb, Jenny Lind and Commodore Nutt.