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Bedford County Historical Society, Inc.

6441 Lincoln Highway, Bedford, PA 15522
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The mission of the Bedford County Historical Society is to document, preserve, protect and promote the history and heritage of Bedford County, Pennsylvania.

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Activities and News


September 20, 2014

Precious Life of Bedford County will hold its annual Walk for Life on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Registration, at the Bedford High School parking lot, begins at 9:15 am, and the Walk will begin at 10:00 am. Walkers will follow a 2 mile walk through town, and all ages are welcome. For more information or pledge forms to raise money, call 276-3085 or 494-0069.

Precious Life of Bedford County is located at 215 S. Juliana St, Bedford, and can be contacted at 494-0069. Precious Life is committed to providing services without regard to an individual's race, creed, national origin, age or handicap. They offer a 24 hour hotline, free pregnancy testing, information about pregnancy, abortion and alternatives, and sexually transmitted diseases, confidential counseling, adoption counseling and referrals, post-abortion counseling, material needs such as maternity clothes, baby clothes, and baby furniture when available, and housing. Precious Life does not offer, recommend or refer for abortions or abortifacients, but they are committed to offering accurate information about abortion procedures and risks. An appointment can be set up by calling 1-800-452-5433. Precious Life also has locations in Blair and Cambria Counties.

The Walk for Life supports the work of Precious Life of Bedford County, because every life is precious.


Quilt Show
Registration: September 26 and 27, 2014
Show: October 4 thru 12

The Bedford County Historical Society will be holding registration for the Quilt Show on Friday, September 26, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, and Saturday, September 27, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Society, 6441 Lincoln Hwy, Bedford, 1st Floor.

There is still time to complete your Pioneer Challenge quilt. The theme for this year is `Bedford County Covered Bridges`: please include a brief summary of about your quilt. The Challenge Quilt should measure no larger than 30 inches x 30 inches and be made in the quilter`s choice of colors and design.

There is no fee to enter items in the Quilt Show & Sale. There is a limit of 12 items per entrant; there will be a charge for any items over 12. All items must be quilted, and your quilts and quilted items do not have to be judged. Categories for submission are: bed quilt, wall quilt, miniature, baby quilt, home accessories, clothing & accessories, first piece entry, group entry, junior division (18 & under), Pioneer Challenge, and antique or heirloom (for display only). You may enter them just for display. Awards will be given for the Pioneer Challenge Quilt, People`s Choice, Best of Show Hand-quilted, Best of Show Machine-quilted, and Judge`s Choice. You may also sell your quilts at the Show.

The Quilt Show & Sale will be held October 4 thru 12, open weekdays from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm and weekends from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm; Sunday, October 12 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. Quilts can be picked up on the final day at 5:00 pm.

New Clippings Added

2,700 new clippings have been added to our 'Old Photo Album Collection'. To view the indexes and purchase information, browse the `Genealogy Research' area in the Menu on the left.

New Obituaries Added

Over 5,700 new Obituaries have been added to our files. To view the obituary indexes and purchase information, browse the `Genealogy Research' area in the Menu on the left.

Book on Sale

The Forest And The Fort by Hervey Allen

The Forest And The Fort by Hervey Allen - $29.95 reduced to $19.95 + tax, S/H. Click image for details.

Volunteers Needed

Have you recently retired or found yourself at loose ends? The Society needs a few more volunteers to work one Saturday a month. Please give us a call at (814) 623-2011.