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Bedford County Historical Society, Inc.

6441 Lincoln Highway, Bedford, PA 15522
Phone: (814) 623-2011
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Mission Statement

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

have visited our site since Feb 12 2014.

Activities and News

Aug 18-22

The Bedford County Historical Society will be open from 9 am to 3 pm.


September 20, 2014

Precious Life of Bedford County will hold its annual Walk for Life on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Registration, at the Bedford High School parking lot, begins at 9:15 am, and the Walk will begin at 10:00 am. Walkers will follow a 2 mile walk through town, and all ages are welcome. For more information or pledge forms to raise money, call 276-3085 or 494-0069.

Precious Life of Bedford County is located at 215 S. Juliana St, Bedford, and can be contacted at 494-0069. Precious Life is committed to providing services without regard to an individual's race, creed, national origin, age or handicap. They offer a 24 hour hotline, free pregnancy testing, information about pregnancy, abortion and alternatives, and sexually transmitted diseases, confidential counseling, adoption counseling and referrals, post-abortion counseling, material needs such as maternity clothes, baby clothes, and baby furniture when available, and housing. Precious Life does not offer, recommend or refer for abortions or abortifacients, but they are committed to offering accurate information about abortion procedures and risks. An appointment can be set up by calling 1-800-452-5433. Precious Life also has locations in Blair and Cambria Counties.

The Walk for Life supports the work of Precious Life of Bedford County, because every life is precious.

New Clippings Added

2,700 new clippings have been added to our 'Old Photo Album Collection'. To view the indexes and purchase information, browse the `Genealogy Research' area in the Menu on the left.

New Obituaries Added

Over 5,700 new Obituaries have been added to our files. To view the obituary indexes and purchase information, browse the `Genealogy Research' area in the Menu on the left.

Book on Sale

The Forest And The Fort by Hervey Allen

The Forest And The Fort by Hervey Allen - $29.95 reduced to $19.95 + tax, S/H. Click image for details.

150th Anniversary of the Civil War Commemorative t-shirt


$15.00 + tax, S/H. These t-shirts are in limited quantities. Please contact BCHS for additional details and to place an order.

Volunteers Needed

Have you recently retired or found yourself at loose ends? The Society needs a few more volunteers to work one Saturday a month. Please give us a call at (814) 623-2011.