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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

We will now be opened every thrid Saturday of each month. Come in and see us!

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The Bedford County Historical Society
Sponsors A Pioneer Quilt Challenge For
The 25th Annual Quilt Show & Sale
Whiskey Rebellion Logo Whiskey Rebellion Flag

The Bedford County Historical Society is sponsoring a Pioneer Quilt Challenge for the 2015 Quilt Show & Sale in October. The challenge theme is “The Whiskey Rebellion”. Your quilt may feature any aspect of the Whiskey Rebellion that you choose: something from the logo or flag, a still, the Espy House, Jean Bonnet Tavern, etc.. Please include a small summary explaining your quilt.

The challenge quilt should measure no more than 30” x 30” and can be made in the quilter`s choice of colors. A special ribbon is awarded to the winner of the Pioneer Challenge.

Quilt Registration for 2015 will take place at the Society, 2nd Floor, on September 25, 1 - 4 pm and September 26, 10 am - 1 pm. All quilts must have a sleeve on the back.

The Quilt Show will be Saturday, October 3 through Sunday, October 11; weekends 10:00 am until 5:00 pm and weekdays 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.

For more information, contact the Society at 6441 Lincoln Hwy, Bedford, PA 15522, (814)623-2011,

Pioneer Lineage Volumes 1-5
Have Indexes on the Website

These books have the lineages of some of the early settlers of Bedford County, Pennsylvania. The books can be found in the Store ” on the Menu.


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.