Any profits from Bethel Colony events go toward ongoing preservation and maintenance of Colony buildings, many on the National Register of Historic Places.
Pictured is a current project underway on Main Street which we could use your help in funding. We contracted for brickwork on a section of the “Bower Stores” building, but before the work could be completed a heavy windstorm took down a section of bricks.
If you have a connection to Bethel or just a love of history and are able to donate financially toward this project, it would help us be able to finish this one and move on to the next. To donate or share our fundraiser with your friends, use the link below. 
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Historic photograph of D.& A. Bower’s store on the east side of Main Street across from George Kraft’s store (now the Fest Hall Restaurant). At the bottom of the photograph the people are identified are Edna Winget (left) and David Bower (right). Bethel, Missouri, circa 1910.