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.
Women’s History Month
The Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library
Two Grand Prizes, Grades 2-5 & Grades 6-8 $50.00
Plus First Place and Runner Up will be awarded in each of the following categories:
· Grades 2-3
· Grades 4-5
· Grades 6-8
The first place winner will win $25.00 and the runner-up will receive $15.00.
Home school and private school students welcome.
In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the US joining World War I , please tell us about a woman you admire who lived during that time (1914-1918). Why do you admire her, and how do you want to be like her? One to two pages, at least one source for 2-5th grade, and two sources for 6-8th grade. Please tell us exactly where you found the information: name of book, name of website, etc. Your citation does not have to be in any particular format, BUT there MUST be one. Extra points available for first hand accounts and local women.
Winners will be invited to read their essays at a special reception Saturday March 25, at 2:00PM at the Museum. The winners will also be submitted to the Bedford Bulletin, placed on our Facebook page, and mentioned in our semi-annual newsletter. All entries must be in the Museum by:
Friday, February 24 @ 5:00PM.
Questions: please call 540-586-4520, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or stop by the Museum at 201 E. Main St. in Centertown Bedford.
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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 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