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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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Events of 2019

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Book Signing
with William Roy Mock
`A Final Salute: Gloves On / Safety Off`
December 7th @ 2pm
Book Signing - A Final Salute

The 'Fort Bedford Honor Guard` of Bedford County, Pennsylvania is considered to be one of the oldest veteran volunteer honor guards in the nation; based upon composition and the number of continuous years in operation, since its inception in June of 1946. The group will formally commemorate its 75th Anniversary in 2021.

Their mission is simply stated, yet powerfully enacted, `We honor the dead, by serving the living.` One of the most satisfying activities in the fulfillment of life is volunteering one`s services, based upon love and loyalty to each other, as well as, providing a sense of peaceful closure to family and friends. Quite possibly, this historical narration will provide insight, as well as, understanding of what might be involved, regarding the reasoning behind an individual`s participation.


6th Annual Vietnam Veteran Exhibit
October 30th - November 3rd
6th Annual Vietnam Veteran Exhibit

Left to right; kneeling: John Imler, Jim Hartsock, Bill Wertz, Bill Mock, Edwin Knisely; second row: Eugene Way, Ron Curtis, Larry Lape; back row: Roger Smith, Don Sylvester, Gary Welsh, Gary Koontz, Paul Shaffer, Jim Cottle, Jim Williams, Frank Carney. Absent participants: Jim Barton, Larry Garlock, and Dave Ollman


Quarterly Membership Meeting
and `The Legacy Of Indian Eve`
October 19th
Indian Eve Lecture
Annual Quilt Show & Sale
Oct. 5th - 13th
Annual Quilt Show & Sale
Judith Redline Coopey
Book Signing
`Don't You Cry For Me`
Sept. 15th at 2pm
Don't Cry For Me Judith Coopey's Book Signing 1 Judith Coopey's Book Signing 2
Silent Auction and Pig Roast
Aug 17th
Silent Auction and Pig Roast
Annual History Banquet
April 27th
Annual Banquet
History Scholarship for High School Seniors
The Mary Alice (Hall) Mock History Award

Bedford County Day
March 9th
Bedford Co Day Poster 2019
Blacksmith Demonstration
March 9th

Indoor Yard Sale
Feb. 22nd & 23rd
Yard Sale 2019 Yard Sale 2019
Bus Tour of Vikings Exhibit
at the Franklin Institute
in Philadelphia
Jan. 24th