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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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.
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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