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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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250th Anniversary

Activities and News

Silent Auction
and Pig Roast

The Bedford County Historical Society is holding a Pig Roast & Silent Auction on Saturday, July 25, 2015, from 6:00 until 8:30 pm at the Hall at Kinton`s Knob, 6441 Lincoln Hwy, Bedford (BCHS, 2nd Floor). Doors will open at 5:30 pm for the Silent Auction, and dinner will be served at 6. Parking and entrance are in the rear.

Advance tickets are $15.00 each, and tickets purchased at the door will be $20.00 each. Take out only is $15.00 each.

Many of the items and gift certificates have been donated from local businesses, as well as by members.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call (814)623-2011, email

New Book!

Forbes Road
Through Bedford and Neighboring Counties
by James Hostetler

BCHS is excited to announce James Hostetler's newest book, Forbes Road - Through Bedford and Neighboring Counties. The book can be found in the “Store” on the Menu. You can also click on the photo of the book to get more information and to purchase.

Forebes Road, by James Hostetler

Forebes Road


We have over 100,000 obituaries in our indexes and in 2015 we have already added 1,650 new obituaries. The indexes are found in the “Genealogy Research” section on the Menu.