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Events of 2022


BEDFORD COUNTY HISTORIAN OF THE YEAR 2021
KEVIN L. MEARKLE

The Historian of the Year Committee is pleased to announce that Kevin Mearkle of Breezewood, Pa is the awardee for the Historian of the Year for 2021. Mr. Mearkle is a resident of Bedford County and an 8th generation descendant of a Bedford County family. He is a member of the Bedford County Historical Society and the Bloody Run Historical Society of Everett.

He has been involved for several years in the research for his book "Civil War Soldiers of Bedford County, Pennsylvania". The contents of his work will be a long-standing invaluable source of reference for Civil War scholars whose focus is on Bedford County. His work not only brings to light the personal side of the war but also presents the basic battle/campaign facts relative to each soldier's story in an appealing manner. This project is an incredible achievement, representing hours of labor to bring the military records for these Bedford County men's dedication to the nation.

Kevin will be honored at the Annual History Banquet on Saturday April 23rd at 6:00 pm at the Hall at Kinton's Knob (2nd floor of Bedford County Historical Society). Tickets are $30.00 each and may be purchased at 6441 Lincoln Hwy, Bedford, Pa or by calling (814)623-2011.

Historian Ticket

To order this book click -> Civil War Soldiers of Bedford Co.


William Roy Mock of Pleasantville presentation is entitled, "Efforts to Ensure the Future of History."

In addition, chances will be sold throughout the evening on one of the last remaining medals, program booklet, and ribbon from the 100th Anniversary & Re-dedication ceremony of the Pennsylvania Monument at Andersonville, Georgia. Each chance is $10. and there is no limit on the number of chances. Winners will be determined that evening.

Anderson Metal Program Red Ribbon Front

All proceeds will go toward the Mary Alice (Hall) Mock Memorial Scholarship Fund. It is managed by the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies on behalf of the Bedford County Historical Society. It is made available each year to a graduating high school senior in Bedford County.

Wonderful Lady
Yard Sale

Yard Sale
Friday and Saturday February 25th and 26th 2022