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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 City of Bedford and Bedford County, Virginia.


The Bedford Museum is proud to present

Weekly Bluegrass Music


Every Friday night from 7pm - 9pm the third floor of the Bedford Museum will fill with the sounds of good ol' homegrown music. On the first, third, and fourth Friday's of each month the evening will be a jam session that anyone and everyone can attend for free. On the second Friday of every month we will be hosting local bands and asking for a $10.00 donation for attendance to help cover our costs.


May 9, 2014 - Country Proud Blue Grass Band





Upcoming bands are:


May 9, 2014 - Country Proud Blue Grass Band - confirmed

June 13, 2014 - Schreechum Hollow - confirmed

July 11, 2014 - "The Blankenships"

August 8, 2014 - "Reed Creek"

September 12, 2014 - Plank Road Express

October 10, 2014 - Deep Blue Express - confirmed

November 14, 2014 - Open

February 13, 2015 - Common Ground

March 20, 2015 - Down 2 Earth






All space in the parking lots are available after 5pm even the ones marked 'reserved'. The parking lots on the sides of the municipal building next door are also available (the ones behind the building are reserved for the local police). There is a public parking lot behind the First Citizens Bank diagonally across the street. There is also a public parking lot at the bottom of the hill behind the museum but it is a brisk walk up the hill.