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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 2017

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Pig Roast & Silent Auction

Annual History Banquet

Bedford Co. Day

Indoor Yard Sale

Book Signing
The Last Station: Underground Railroad of Quaker Corner
by William Roy Mock
Feb. 11th at 2:00pm

William Mock


Doris Dibert and Kathy Williams of Everett recently presented the Bedford County Historical Society with a copy of their newly published book, “Descendants of John (Stair) Stayer (1761-1825) and Margaret (1761-1858) of Snake Spring Valley, Bedford Co., PA.” The book was printed in collaboration with Robert A. Longbottom of Mogadore, OH, who provided the information on the nine generations, naming over 5,600 descendants.

Stayer book donated

Pictured above (l-r): Kathy Williams, Ellen J. Espenshade-Secretary of BCHS and Pioneer Editor, and Doris Dibert.


Nominations for “Historian Of The Year”.

Quarterly Meeting

Events of 2016

Book Signing for
“Honoring Our Heroes:
Veterans of Southampton Township”
by Michele Miller

Christmas Tea

Five of Bedford County`s 4-H groups decorated Christmas trees for the Society`s first ever “Christmas Tree Contest”, held during our Christmas Tea on Saturday, December 10th. The theme was “Down on the Farm”, and the winner was chosen by those attending the tea. A People`s Choice ribbon was given to the winner. Tree #5, the overwhelming favorite, was decorated by the group “Allegheny Foothills”, led by Judy Felix.

Christmas Tree Contest Winners
BCHS Gun Raffle

Book Signing - “Badger Bravo Six: Wolfhounds in the Midst”

Vietnam Veterans Exhibit

Book Signing - “Full Circle”

Food /New Merchandise Auction

Tour of Independence National Historical Park

Pig Roast and Silent Auction

Book Signing - “A Bowl With Gold Seams”

Plaque Dedication for John Lukens

Bus Tour to Boalsburg, PA

Annual History Banquet

Artisan Show

Book Signing - “Gone Fishing”

Farm-to-Table Chef Showcase & Whiskey Rebellion

Bedford County Day

Quarterly Meeting

Historian of the Year Nominations