The Bedford County Historical Society (BCHS) operates the Pioneer Library and the Hall at Kinton's Knob.
The Pioneer Library houses the county's most extensive collection of
historical and genealogical materials. It serves as a repository for all types of historical information
and welcomes donations of materials. We provide the resources and facilities for a broad spectrum of
historical and genealogical research with knowledgeable staff to assist. We also sponsor numerous
programs, activities, exhibits and seminars throughout the year to highlight areas or events of
historical significance to the county and surrounding regions.
The Hall at Kinton's Knob is located above the Pioneer
Library in our bank‑barn building and provides a unique venue for meetings, showers,
parties, and receptions.
Fund Raising Campaign
Late in 2012, we initiated a fund raising campaign to pay for our new home, the historic bank-barn that
we have been renting since August, 2010. We encourage members and the community to support our campaign.
Library Activities and News
Indoor Yard Sale
The Bedford County Historical Society will be holding an indoor yard sale in the second
story of the barn (6441 Lincoln Hwy, Bedford), on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7, 2013.
If you would like to donate items to the Yard Sale, contact Gillian Leach at (814)623-2011 or stop by the Society.
Proceeds from the yard sale benefit the Bedford County Historical Society.
BCHS is accepting nominations for ....... `HISTORIAN OF THE YEAR`
The Bedford County Historical Society (Old Pioneer) is seeking
nominations for `Historian of the Year` for 2013. The nominee will be honored at the Annual
History Banquet on Saturday, March 29, 2014.
5 Year Commemoration of the Civil War
In April 2011, the Bedford County Historical Society and other historical organizations in Bedford
County began a commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. Over the next 5 years until 2015
there will be re-enactments, lectures, exhibits, and events to commemorate our ancestors that fought to
preserve the Union.
As a part of this commemoration, the Bedford County Historical Society had a special medal produced to
commemorate the 150th anniversary of the war.