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  Makens Bemont House

Our oldest museum is the Makens Bemont House built in 1761 by Edmund Bemont and home to his son's, Makens', family into the 19th century. Makens was a fairly prosperous saddle maker and his home and the furniture in this house reflect this late 18th and early 19th century Connecticut River valley prosperity. The Historical Society opens this historic building in Martin Park for visiting during the summer months.