Exhibits and Programs
The Bedford Counnty Historical Society has many exhibits, both permanent and rotating, that are on display
in our museum. They are available for viewing to our members and to the public free of charge.
We have also have exhibits and programs that are available to loan for educational purposes.
We take educational materials to schools in the county and make presentations
on various topics of interest. Programs are available for senior
citizens, civil groups, organizations such as the Rotary Club, Lions, churches and
Scouts. Please contact us if you are interested in taking advantage of one of our
John E. Duffy Collection of Indian Artifacts
Included in the exhibit are celts, pestles, mortor, pipes, effigies, tools, arrowheads, eating utensils,
game pieces, knives, necklaces and more in our museum. They are available for viewing to our members and to the public free of charge.
Revolutionary War Exhibit
The Treaty of Albany 1754
In July 1754, agents representing the Penn family traveled to Albany, New York. This was the site
of a Congress ordered by the British Board of Trade to negotiate a new peace treaty with
the Indians and to discuss matters of importance to the colonies.
Three historical interpreters present a discussion about the Juniata Valley and "becoming
Pennsylvanians." You'll hear from John Frazier, a trader, gunmaker, and blacksmith;
Anne Baxter Drenning, the wife of Bedford County's first judge; and a coureurs de bois,
a runner of the woods.