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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.  
                                                                     

 

            

Fridays at the Museum

 

 

 

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VIP Jones Memorial Tour Behind the Scenes

This event is by reservation only! You must be on the list in order to attend the tour! For more information click HERE or call the museum at 540-586-4520

 

 


 

 

 

*Join our monthly forum! For only $10.00 you can attend all

our forum related events and receive our bi-annual newsletter.

Click the link below for a free sample of our bi-annual newsletter!*

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