Bedford Historical Society

Soups On! An Irish Celebration – Fundraiser

Friday, March 22 at the Old Church on the Commons Lower Community Center from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Join the Bedford Historical Society and Museum for an evening celebration as we salute the Irish! Join us for a small bowl of hearty Irish Potato Soup, a delicious roll, Irish coffee or tea for a $10 donation. Kerry Kean’s Moonshine Country Band will be on hand to perform Americana folk music and some Irish tunes. In addition to the soup there will be an additional $10 cover charge at the door. All proceeds will help fund the Historical Society’s education programs and special event activities.

Please call ahead for reservations.

Historical Society members presenting a Contributing Membership Card or higher will receive a complimentary bowl of soup.


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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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