News & Events
We are disappointed to announce that our Adult Fiddle Camp previously scheduled for October 2021 had to be cancelled. Thank you to everyone who enrolled; hopefully we'll be able to be back in 2022. -The Fiddle Masters
Who's ready for spring?!?! Historic Bethel welcomes The Northeast Missouri Spring Pickers Market on April 17-18, 2021. The Pickers offer vendors from throughout the Midwest with Art, Craft, Vintage and Antique booths to fill the Colony Barn and a big outdoor Market...
Contact us for information about the 2021 Bethel Youth Fiddle Camp scheduled for June 6-11, 2021! Limited number of students will be accepted. Fill out the application below, phone Wendy at 573-822-9498, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. REGISTRATION Submit $350 check...
Membership was about 650 in 1855 when Keil, fearing Bethel too subject to outside influence, led a group west and established Aurora Colony in Oregon. Their expedition over the Oregon Trail is unique for it was conducted as a funeral cortege. Keil’s son, Willie, died before he realized his father’s promise to lead the group and was carried instead in the head wagon in a metal box, alcohol-filled. After six months and over 2000 miles, he was buried at Willapa, Washington.
Keil never returned to Bethel, directing affairs there by letter. When the colonies disbanded, 1879-1881, they held property in common valued at $109,806. Bethel supplied $64,328 of this and owned 4267 acres.