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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

It's not to late to renew your yearly Membership.

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1918 Hospital Ward

Find out more about the 1918 Influenza Pandemic on Jan. 20th at the Quarterly Meeting. For more information, click on the “Upcoming Event” above.

Mary Alice (Hall) Mock Memorial
History Award Scholarship Fund

2016 Historian of the Year

From left, beside Bill Mock are Paula Hencel and Kay Reynolds; both representing the Community Foundation of the Alleghenies.

Established by William Roy Mock as a “special remembrance” to his wife, Mary Alice (Hall) Mock; a Pleasantville nurse who was a history buff.

Managed by the Community Foundation of the Alleghenies, this award is made available yearly through the Bedford County Historical Society to a graduating senior from any high school in Bedford County, PA.

The purpose of this fund shall be to support graduating seniors in Bedford County, PA pursuing a post-secondary education at an accredited institution. The intent of the fund is to further the education of a young mind in developing valuable skills, either through a history major in college or a trade or vocational school utilizing and applying those talents in a profession dealing with preservation of American history.

Each year, the funds shall be used to award $750.00 or the income of the fund, whichever is greater, to a qualifying Bedford County, PA high school senior who has demonstrated academic excellence in the study of American history.

A special invitation to help grow the award: You are invited and encouraged to build upon the foundation of the fund by visiting the following link of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, which allows for any organization, business or individual, if they are so inclined, to make a contribution to the fund.


go to the home page of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies; then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Funds. A dialog box is seen: Find a Fund: Type in: Mary Alice (Hall) Mock Memorial History Award Fund. In addition, donations may be made to the Bedford County Historical Society, 6441 Lincoln Highway, Bedford, PA 15522. Please indicate that your donation is for the “MAHM Memorial History Award Fund.”

Everyone has a place in history. Your place might be helping a Bedford County, PA high school student to attain theirs.

250 Anniversary Book...
Bedford County, Pennsylvania ~ Two And One-Half Centuries in the Making.