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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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New Book

Edward Northcraft: a Revolutionary War Story by Betty Ledbetter Skousen and Shirley Ledbetter Fee


Edward Northcraft: a Revolutionary War Story by Betty Ledbetter Skousen and Shirley Ledbetter Fee

This book is about a 17-year-old young man who joined General George Washington`s army to fight the British during the Revolutionary War. It includes descriptions of his injuries, battles, victories, and defeats. This book includes, in addition, history and genealogy of the Northcraft, Buxton, and Trail families.


Raffle Quilt for the 'Quilt Challenge'


Raffle Quilt

“HONOR ABIDES HERE” is the 2017 raffle quilt for the Bedford County Historical Society. 'Calico Quilters' of Blair County pieced the quilt and Libby Goulionis quilted it. This quilt has won four awards. First Place in the Historical Society Quilt Show. First Place in the Redbud Quilt Show in Huntingdon PA. Second Place in the Schoolhouse Quilters Quilt Show in Cumberland MD and best longarm machine quilting. Raffle tickets are available by calling the Historical Society at 814-623-2011