Planning to visit Bedford Historical Society? Look at at our upcoming events.
Our Volunteer Coordinator, Louise Novak, is compiling a list of people interested in any one of the following: being a docent (we will train you), working on the Welcome Desk at the Museum during our hours of operation, helping with our big events such as the Strawberry Festival, the Flea Market, the Weekend of the Pooka and helping us keep the Museum presentable for our visitors. If you want to volunteer, please contact Louise at 440-439-6150 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Consider helping us out – you are NEEDED!!!!
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.Ways to support
The lower level of the Old Baptist Church (now the Community Building) is available for rental. The facility has a hall capacity of 90 people. The kitchen contains two large refrigerators and two warming ovens. Fees and scheduling information can be obtained by calling Events Coordinator, Chris Sweet at 440 439-7470.Rental Options
Our Historic Buildings
The Hezekiah Dunham House is a brick Georgian mansion built by one of Bedford’s early settlers. The house was restored mainly by volunteer labor in…
The 1874 Town Hall is located on Bedford Public Square at 30 South Park (Squire Place). The three story brick building is constructed in the…
A 1920s passenger station is on display inside the historic depot. The depot is owned by the City of Bedford and the Society operates the…
The Late Gothic Revival style building has an interior Akron Plan design. Jacob Snyder was the architect of this popular design inspired by the Protestant…
What our visitors saying about their experience
Anyone interested in history Americana-style will appreciate the wonderful collection of books and memorabilia at the Bedford Historical Society.David R. Kenney
My grandfather, Frederick B. Morris was Bedford’s financial officer for years. When he retired, his desk was placed in the Historical Society building and they have used it all these years. So a part of my family is in that building. There is also a great display there on Richard Sedlon who lived behind my grandparents and used to have a beautiful back yard of ornate bird houses.Linda Wozniak
As a former Walker China employee, visiting the Bedford Historical Society Museum brings back fond memories. I still remember patterns and plates displayed there from restaurants.Frank Houdek
There’s so much history in that one building that there needs to be a book written about all of it! Every nook and cranny is filled with Bedford’s amazing history!Darlene Gentile