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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

Toys for Tots
Johnstown Marine Corps Reserve
Toys for Tots Sign-Ups
Dec. 4th - 10 until 5 pm and
Dec. 5th - 10 until 4 pm

It`s time for Toys for Tots again! Toys for Tots provides a toy for children 14 and under. Signing up is easy! There will be 2 sign up events at the Bedford County Historical Society. The first sign up is December 4th from 10 AM to 5 PM. The second sign up is December 5th from 10 AM to 4 PM. Please contact Sgt. Waldrep, Toys for Tots Coordinator at (814)241-2084 with any questions.

Applicants must provide proof of:
*Current Address
*Current Photo ID
*Public Assistance Number (Food Stamp Card) or WIC card or Access Card
*Social Security Cards for all family members

Want to donate to Toy for Tots? Donations are being accepted until December 15th in front of the Children and Youth Office. All toys must be new and unwrapped.

Indoor Yard Sale
Dec. 4th - 10 until 5 pm and
Dec. 5th - 10 until 4 pm

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 4 and Saturday, December 5, 2014.

If you would like to donate items to the Yard Sale, contact Gillian Leach at (814)623-2011 or stop by the Society. Items can be brought in beginning, Monday, November 23.

Proceeds from the yard sale benefit the Bedford County Historical Society.

Christmas Tea
Dec. 13th
at The 1788 Inn

The Bedford County Historical Society is sponsoring a Christmas Tea on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the 1788 Inn. There will be five tea times: 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00 pm. Reservations are required.

The 1788 Inn, located at 16200 Lincoln Hwy, Breezewood, has graciously opened their public rooms for the tea. Please arrive 30 minutes before your tea for a tour of the inn.

The tea will be supplied by “Everything Tea”, a local tea shop on Pitt Street in Bedford. There will be tea sandwiches, scones with cream and lemon curd, and desserts. Other beverages will be available for those that don`t drink tea.

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Christmas Tea 2015