The Bedford Historical Society

The Keepers of History...

Old Ways School - Spring 2014

  The Bedford Historical Society is located in Bedford Ohio. The Society maintains four historical structures: A general Americana museum, 12,000 volume library and archives is located in the 1874 Town Hall; the 1832 Hezekiah Dunham House is furnished to reflect three critical periods of occupancy; the 1892 former Baptist Church has a restored sanctuary reflecting the early Protestant Sunday School design of architect Jacob Snyder. These three structures are owned by the Society and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Additionally, the Bedford Historical Society maintains a 1920s passenger rail station in restored 1882 train depot.
  The educational programs of the Bedford Historical Society include a monthly adult Lyceum series and occasional special Open Houses. Children's programs include tours and hands-on activities. Special tours are always welcome and are customized to the group.
  The Society publishes a quarterly newsletter and has several books in publication.
  The Society receives its main funding through membership dues and fundraisers including the annual Strawberry Festival held on the second weekend of June each year.

Membership in the Bedford Historical Society is open to anyone with an interest in history.
Yearly dues are $10 for an individual;
$20 per family;
$25 contributing member;
$150 Life member.

The Town Hall Museum is open to the public on:
Monday & Wednesday evenings 7:30 - 10:00pm
Thursdays 10:00am - 4:00pm
Second Sunday monthly, 2:00 - 5:00pm
Tours may be arranged by calling 440 232-0796.

Director Notes:
  From the president,
  Hi Members,
  The Board of Trustees is pleased to introduce Dana Best-Mizsak as the new director of the Bedford Historical Society. Janet Caldwell has served for the past 11 years as both director and curator. Several months ago, Janet let the Trustees know that she would like to retire from the director's position. Trustees formed a search committee and interviewed several candidates.
  Dana began her duties on March 1st. Janet will continue as curator of exhibits. Trustees have given her the honorary title of Director Emeritus.
  Dana is looking forward to meeting you at the annual dinner. I know you will give her your support as we continue our efforts to preserve the history of our region.

Bob Schroeter, Sr.
Bedford Historical Society


· Updated Museum Store catalog Dec 2013. New items, Support the museum and give someone a wonderful gift.

· We now accept all major credit cards for the Museum Store, memberships and donations! Please stop by or call the museum to access this great addition to the Society!
Now accepting cards

· New Book 2012 Bedford and Bedford Township. Now available.

· The Sedlon Garden Project begins What's going on at the Dunham House?

· Reasons for joining the Museum in 2014.

· You can now purchase a Memorial Brick to be placed on Bedford Public Square.

· Endowment Fund, support our future, Jack Ulman 2012 update.

· Membership letter, support the Society.