Bethesda Historical Society

January 23, 2024 - Bethesda's 153rd birthday!

Bethesda Celebrates Its 150th Birthday on January 23, 2021

Be a Bethesda Birthday Booster!

Next year will be Bethesda’s 150th birthday!  One hundred and fifty years ago on January 23, 1871, our community, then called Darcy’s Store, was renamed Bethesda. To celebrate this milestone, the Bethesda Historical Society is planning events throughout 2021.

It would be wonderful to have you as a booster of this special Bethesda celebration! 

The Bethesda Historical Society is requesting donations of $50 or more to become a Bethesda Birthday Booster. Boosters will be listed on the Bethesda Historical Society website and included in the publicity for all 2021 birthday celebration events. You will also receive a special Bethesda Birthday Booster decal to display.

To become a Bethesda Birthday Booster, please complete the form below. You will then be directed to a page with instructions about paying now through PayPal or by mailing us a check.  

The Bethesda Historical Society is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. You can contact us at

Thank you for considering  this opportunity to support Bethesda history!