Bedford Historical Society

Bedford Historical Society Autumn Lyceum

Cuba Revisited

Thursday, October 3 at the Old Church on the Commons in the Lower Community Hall @ 7:00 PM.

The Bedford Historical Society Lyceum series resumes this Fall. This informative series is scheduled for the first Thursday of the month beginning in September and continuing through November. These lively and entertaining talks will be held at the Bedford Historical Society’s Old Church on the Commons in the Lower Community Hall. Located at 750 Broadview Avenue, Bedford, 44146. The program will begin at 7:00PM. Please plan to join us for what we hope will be an educational attraction.

Join us on Thursday, October 3 to hear the exploits of world traveler Heather Rhoades as she unveils what life in Cuba looks like after decades under the embargo. Is the country really filled with classic cars and abject poverty? Is Communism a blessing or a curse for this tropical paradise? What are racial relations like in this culturally diverse country? Come see and hear one world wanderer who visited Cuba and saw both the beauty and seedy underbelly of this mysterious country.

1892 Old Baptist Church

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 Sunday School movement in the late 1800s. Snyder died before the building was completed. It has classic elements including a sloped sanctuary with curved pews and Sunday school classrooms radiating out from the main meeting area. The sanctuary also has a restored 1914 Moeller pipe organ, beautiful stained glass windows and a lead lined baptistery designed for full immersion.

Significant collections within the 1892 Old Baptist Church:

  • Renovated sanctuary pews and original lectern;
  • 1914 Moeller Pipe Organ
  • Lead glass skylights
  • Original hinges and hardware

The upgraded Community Room in the lower level contains new kitchen equipment, tables and chairs for public use. It is available for rental. For information and pictures please see Hall Rental

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