Bethel’s Town Historian Returns to Byrd’s Books

Historic Tales of Bethel
Bethel’s Town Historian, Patrick T. Wild, is returning to Byrd’s Books to give a slide show. BOTH NIGHTS OF THIS EVENT ARE FULL Thank you for your interest.
Armed with new photos of Bethel’s history, we will hear the stories behind the images. Please join us for a relaxing evening of pictures and the tales behind them.

Because space is limited, we ask you to register to save a spot (below).

Patrick’s book, Historic Tales of Bethel, is available for pre-order at a special price.

About the book: Bethel, Connecticut, was settled as early as 1700 in the rolling hills of northern Fairfield County. Rooted in hat manufacturing, the town offered many residents employment in the factories of the Hickocks, Judds and Benedicts. Bethel is also the birthplace of celebrated showman P.T. Barnum, who became an international celebrity yet never forgot his hometown. Now most noted for its picturesque downtown, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bethel retains its small-town appeal while still offering accessibility to both New York City and Hartford. Join town historian Patrick Tierney Wild as he recounts the trials and triumphs that have given this New England town its charm, from the tumultuous days of the American Revolution to the early decades of the fast-paced twentieth century.

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