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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.

Gospel Music Concerts

Hosted Gospel groups for the second Saturday of each month.

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

Come See The Bedford Museum's Annual Train Display!

The Bedford Museum's Train display returned with even more interactive attractions than last year. The always popular

Polar Express began its run Christmas week and will continue to run until the last Saturday in January.

Further Information

The Government Girls of WWII

Price: $10.00

S&H: $2.50


The Government Girls of WWII, tells the story of an eighteen-year-old girl from Bedford working in Washington, D.C. during WWII. The book also provides a glimpse of what other women working in Washington, D.C. did during the Second World War.


Haunted Virginia

Price: $10.95

S&H: $2.50


The Old Dominion has been one of the nation's most embattled states. Serving as center stage for both the Revolution and the Civil War, it is also one of the most haunted. Along with the sagas of the tragic spirits from these wars, this volume recounts their stories.









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