Bedford Historical Society

Bedford Historical Society Autumn Lyceum

Bill & John’s Excellent Adventure

Thursday, September 5 at the Old Church on the Commons @ 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. 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.

On Thursday, September 5 join Scout Leader and Manatoc Scout Reservation Summer Camp Director, Bill Lovell as he takes us on a 2,200-mile journey through the mountains from Georgia to Maine along the iconic Appalachian Trail.

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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