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The Museum showcases Bedford's history, including early Native American life through the War Between the States, and further into the Twentieth Century.  The Mission of the Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library is to develop and maintain files for genealogical and historical research as well as collecting, preserving, and interpreting objects of historical significance to the Town of Bedford and Bedford County, Virginia.  
  

                                                                  

 

                                                                                                                        


 

Living Liberty Returns for a Memorial Day Event 2019

 

The Bedford Museum is proud to announce the Grand Opening of our new War Between the States Museum on the third floor.

 

In Celebration of this event we will be hosting a series of events throughout the weekend.

 

Friday Night at 5:00 at the childhood home of General William R. Terry Join us in a historic wedding and cake to follow.

Saturday Morning will present a Facebook live event of the dedication of the War Between the States Museum

To follow at 10:30 for a meet and greet with the Generals.

Reenactments and encampment to be held during the day with a period dance to close the night on Saturday

Sunday marks the end to the weekend with a Memorial Day Service on the Courthouse steps at 2:00pm

 

 

Click HERE to check out our Facebook page for more information and update information for this weekend.

We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

                                              


 

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May 2014 Newsletter

 

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  Weekly Bluegrass Music

Jam sessions for the community to enjoy on Friday nights.

 

Further Information

New Additions to the Online Gift Shop

We now offer a selection of our gift shop items on our website. Instead of just books

and maps, we have a small selection of knick knacks and gifts that make our gift

 shop a place to consider when buying for that history buff in your family.

Gifts and Knick Knack

 

Fridays at the Museum

The Fridays at the Museum children's program returns for 2017. For a schedule of events click the link below

 

Bedford Black History: 250 Years

Price: $59.95

S&H: $7.00

Bedford Black History: 250 Years, tells the story of African - Americans living in Bedford County from the time the county came into existence. It provides a look into the ways the black people of Bedford have thrived and made a glowing impact on the town and county of Bedford.

 

*NEW BOOK!!! *

The Pathway Home

Price: $19.95

S&H: $4.00

 

The Pathway Home is a  historical fiction that takes the reader from the bloody battlefields of Gettysburg, through the burning of Lexington, Hunter's Raid into Liberty, the defense of Lynchburg, and ultimately to the surrender at Appomattox. Experience the war through the journal entries of a Union officer forced to participate in the destruction wrought upon Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 10AM to 5PM; Open on Saturday from 10AM until 5PM. Closed Sundays, and National Holidays. The Museum and Genealogical Library is free and open to the public, however a $5.00 donation is suggested per adult.

Telephone: 540-586-4520 Postal address:  201 East Main Street Bedford, VA 24523 Email: bccm-info@BedfordVAMuseum.org

Associations: Virginia Association of Museums, American Association of Museums, American Association for State and Local History, Virginia Genealogical Society, American Alliance of Museums

Bedford, Virginia Informational sites:

A History of Bedford County, VA http://www.tommymarkham.com/BedfordCounty/BCV.htm

Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce   www.BedfordAreaChamber.com

Bedford Welcome Center   www.visitBedford.com

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