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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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Bedford County Historical Society, Inc.

6441 Lincoln Highway, Bedford, PA 15522
Phone: (814) 623-2011
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Activities and News

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Tour To The Valley Forge National Park & The Site Of The Paoli Massacre
May 8, 2014

Painting by John Ward Dunsmore, published in 1907

The Bedford County Historical Society is sponsoring a bus tour to the Valley Forge National Park & the site of the Paoli Massacre on Thursday, May 8, 2014. The bus will depart the Bedford Walmart parking lot at 7:00 am and we will stop for breakfast at the Middlesex Diner in Carlisle. Then, we will tour the park beginning at about 11:00 am, with a tour guide from American Heritage Landmark Tours. After touring the park, we will have a late lunch (you are responsible for your meal) at the General Warren Inne, and should return to Bedford around 7:00 pm.
To make reservations or for more information, contact the Society at (814) 623- 2011 or email The cost is $70 for members and $75 for non-members; the fee includes bus, admission, and tour guide fees. You are responsible for all meals. Payment is due when making reservations. Seats will go fast, so call us as soon as you can.

America's Past Preserved

Painting by John Ward Dunsmore, published in 1907

The Bedford County Historical Society is hosting its first ever 18th Century Artisan Show & Conference on Friday, April 11th from 12 pm to 8 pm & Saturday, April 12th from 9 am to 5 pm. Handmade crafts and goods of Colonial America will be presented to you by the craftspeople who make them.
Throughout the event there will be demonstrations and talks about the different crafts. There will be paintings, floorcloths, bent wood boxes, engraved silver, leather work, powder horns, furniture, jewelry, copper ware, pottery, fraktur, and more.
The Show will be held at the Hall at Kinton`s Knob (Bedford County Historical Society, 2nd floor); parking and entrance in the rear. Admission is $2 per person; children 6 & under are free. For more information or to see a sampling of the crafts, stop by the Society, 6441 Lincoln Hwy or call (814)623-2011.