Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library

Preserving Bedford County Virginia history since 1932

Monday through Friday 10 AM-5 PM
Saturday 10 AM-3 PM

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Professional Distinction: Exhibition, Instruction

About Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library:

Since 1932, the Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library has been perserving the legacy and history of Bedford County, VA. We are located in the former Masonic Hall in Centertown Bedford. We feature three floors of exhibits. The first floor has our gift shop, Genealogical Library and our changing exhibit room, currently featuring the legacy of Representitive Lacy Putney. The Library has approximately 1,600 books and 40 drawers available for research. Our second floor has rooms dedicated to Native Americans, African Americans, Civil War and before, World War I, World War II through today and a room to our local National Guard unit, CO. A, 1/116th 29th Division, also known as “The Bedford Boys”. Our third floor, is where the Masons used to hold their meetings and we feature many household items. It is also on this floor that we have weekly Bluegrass Music, a train layout in the winter, monthly genealogy and history forums, and a summer childrens program.


Jennifer Thomson




201 E. Main St.
Bedford, VA 24523


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