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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 2018

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Christmas Tea
Dec. 1st at 2pm

Gun Raffle

Vietnam Veterans Exhibit
Oct. 31st through Nov. 4th
Weekdays, 9 am - 2 pm; Saturday, 12-5 pm; and Sunday, 1 - 4 pm.

`Gangsters of the Lincoln Highway`
BCHS Quarterly Meeting
Oct. 20th @ 2pm

Quilt Show and Raffle
October 6th through 14th
weekends 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and weekdays 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Quilt Raffle

Raffle Quilt Winner

Congratulations to the Raffle Quilt winner, Margaret Hostetler from West Salisbury, Pa.


2018 Quilt Show Winners

(Click the photos to see enlarged lists and quilts.)

2018 Quilt Show Winners Page 1 2018 Quilt Show Winners Page 2 2018 Quilt Show Winners Page 3


Pioneer Challenge Award

Pioneer Challenge Winner, `Ghost Soldier` by Nancy Hershberger

Judge's Choice Award

Judge`s Choice Winner, `Still Life with Bowl & Apple` by Nancy Hershberger

Best of Show Hand Quilted

Best of Show Hand Quilted & Peoples Choice Winner, `Lone Star` by Sandra Millin

Best of Show Machine Quilted

Best of Show Machine Quilted Winner, `New York Beauty` by Suzanne Reiter

Pioneer Challenge Quilts

Pioneer Challenge Quilts


Chicken BBQ Fundraiser
September 15 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Citizens Of The Year

The 2018 Bedford Rotary & Bedford Elks `Citizens Of The Year Recognition Banquet` was held at the Bedford Elks Country Club on Monday evening. `Citizens Of The Year` went to the Director of the Bedford County Historical Society - Gillian Leach and the Mayor of Hyndman - Robert Walls.

Citizens Of The Year


Pig Roast/Silent Auction
July 14
6-8:30 pm

Annual History Banquet
April 28th

Annual History Banquet Bertha


History Award (Scholarship)
Deadline March 31th

Indoor Yard Sale
March 16 & 17th

Bedford County Day
March 4th

Bedford Co. Day


Bus Tour of the
American Swedish Historical Museum
Feb. 15th

Quarterly Meeting
“The 1918 Influenza Pandemic”
Jan. 20th

1918 Hospital Ward


Nominations being accepted for
“2017 Historian of the Year”
by Jan. 19th