The Bedford Historical Society

The Keepers of History...

Remembering the Great War

  Opening June 2016, Remembering the Great War, World War I

  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.


Opening for Position: Director, Bedford Historical Society
Experienced nonprofit professional wanted for exciting opportunity to enhance educational displays with staff and grow the Board of Trustees for continued success. Build on 65 years of preserving and interpreting history in Bedford, Bedford Heights, Oakwood Village, Walton Hills and Maple Heights. Part time management position, offers flexible hours. Passion for history, clear delegation, community relations, and excellent written and oral communication skills necessary. Send resume and cover letter by July 20th to

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 6:30pm - 9pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 6pm - 9:30pm (June - August)
Thursday 10am - 4pm
4th Saturday 10am - 2pm (Apr - Oct)
2nd Sunday 2pm - 5pm
Tours may be arranged by calling 440 232-0796.

Director Notes:
  From the Director:
  We welcome you to our website! Whether you are researching Marble or Taylor Chairs, Walker China, family history or you're just curious we hope we can be of service to you. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions. Our team will do our best to find the answers you're looking for.
  We work hard to provide free or affordable programming for our community and we are proud of what we've built over the past sixty years. We hope you will check out one of our many events or programs happening every month. For a list of current programming or upcoming events, please see our newsletter.
  Again, welcome to the Bedford Historical Society and we hope to see you around the museum or in our inbox!

Bedford Historical Society


· Christmas Card 2015

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

· Reasons for joining the Museum in 2015.

· Membership letter, support the Society.

· Endowment Fund, support our future, Michael Romito 2014 update.

· In Memoriam Endowment Fund 2012-2014, Gifts to the endowment fund.

· 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

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

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