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250th Anniversary

Upcoming Events

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October 22 at 2pm:
1767 Formation of Townships program
at the Bedford County Courthouse
November 1-5:
Wed–Fri, 9-2; Saturday 12-7; Sunday 1-4
Vietnam Veterans Exhibit
December 2
Christmas Tea
More details coming soon.



The Bedford County Historical Society invites you to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the Formation of the Five Townships with a special program at the Bedford County Courthouse on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at 2:00 pm.

The program will be a re-enactment of the 1767 October Quarter Sessions with petitioners from the western part of Cumberland County requesting the formation of Five new Townships. Patriotic music will be presented by a flute trio consisting of Ellen Espenshade, Shelby Kaiser, and Robyn McMakin.

For more information, contact the Society at (814)623-2011 or bedfordhistory@embarqmail.com.

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