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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.  

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May 2014 Newsletter


   Weekly Bluegrass Music

Jam sessions and hosted Bluegrass bands 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

The Fridays at the Museum children's program returns for 2014. For a schedule of events click the link below

Fridays at the Museum

Carl Overstreet: U2 pilot

Price: $10.00

S&H: $2.50


Carl Overstreet: U2 pilot shows what happened at the meeting of "The Bedford Museum Genealogy History Forum." Carl Overstreet presented his life's story of being born and raised in Bedford, VA and how he was chosen to be the first pilot to fly over the Soviet Union.


Sketch Book of Liberty, VA

Price: $15.00

S&H: $2.50

Many of the buildings described in this Sketchbook of Liberty of 1887 have been preserved and may be seen today. The natural beauty and character of the area continues to attract visitors who return again and again.




Bedford Museum Special Offer. If you buy both of James Morrison's books we will pay the postage.

Combined Price: $35.95

S&H: Free



Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 10AM to 5PM; Open on Saturday from 10AM until 3PM. 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