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.
We are hosting a Grand Opening of our display on manufacturing in Bedford.
We are highlighting AEP at Smith Mountain Lake, Piedmont Label/Smyth, Sam Moore Furniture, Rubatex, Hampton Looms, and Georgia Pacific Paper Mill in Big Island. We ask that any former and current employees of any of the mentioned manufactures join us at 1:30 on Saturday the 10th to share stories and reminisce with
fellow co-workers past and present. The Museum will be providing light refreshments.
We look forward to seeing you!
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Hosted Gospel groups for the second Saturday of each month.
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 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