Bedford Historical Society

Bedford Historical Society & Museum Spring Speaker Series

A Thailand Adventure

On Thursday, March 5, at the Walton Hills Village Hall, 7595 Walton Road, Walton Hills, OH 44146 @ 7:00 PM the Bedford Historical Society & Museum welcomes adventurers as they of this mysterious country.

Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. It’s known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. In Bangkok, the capital, an ultramodern cityscape rises next to quiet canal side communities and the iconic temples of Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew). Nearby beach resorts include bustling Pattaya and fashionable Hua Hin.

Join Joshua Parr and Heather Ristou for a travel  of their adventures from the capital city of Bangkok, to the elaborate Buddhist temples of Chiang Mai. From the seaboard island of Koh Samet, to Phitsanulok, one of the oldest cities in Thailand.

The BHS&M Spring Speaker Series is scheduled for the first Thursday of the month in March and May. This spring these entertaining and educational talks will be held in Walton Hills. The lectures are FREE to the public. Please plan to join us for these entertaining nd educational talks.

For details, contact the Bedford historical Society & Museum at 440-232-0796 or reach out to us at www.BedfordOhioHistory.org .

Have a speaker in mind? Contact Kathleen Parr at 440-232-0796.

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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