The Strawberry Festival, which will run June 6-8, is Bedford Historical Society’s main fundraiser event. It has grown from one Sunday afternoon with one tent into a three-day event with vendors, food, live music and entertainment. This year features Eddie and the Edsells, Wixy 1260, Jungle Terry and more.
University Hospitals will host a health fair in our newly opened Sedlon Art Garden and we will have a Classic Car Show & Cruise on Saturday. The museum buildings will open for tours and we will be promoting local history across the region throughout the weekend. Sponsors of the festival include: Tim Lally Chevrolet, Nature Stone, University Hospitals Center for Healthy Aging, Light of Hearts Villa and Giant Eagle.
The Bedford Historical Society was founded in 1955 to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Bedford, Bedford Township and portions of the Western Reserve.
It is a member of the American Association of Museums, The American Alliance of State and local History, The Ohio History Alliance, The Ohio Musuems Association, The Ohio Historical Society, The National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Northeast Ohio Inter-Museum Council.
The holdings of the Bedford Historical Society are listed with the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Archival information is available to researchers locally, nationally and internationally. All of the Bedford Historical Society buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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