Upcoming Events

All Events Are Open to the Public


50th Anniversary Membership Dinner & Program
September 20, 6:30pm
Murphy's Taproom & Carriage House
Route 101, Bedford



This year we are celebrating our 50th anniversary. Join us for dinner and a presentation by Maggie Stier "On This Spot Once Stood".  RSVP is by September 1st. We are open most Wednesdays from 10am-noon. Stop by RSVP in person for the dinner. Below are the links to more information about the dinner.




“On This Spot Once Stood…”

Remembering the Architectural Heritage of New Hampshire


New Hampshire has lost many of its important historic buildings to fire, neglect, intentional demolition and re-development. In some cases, a plaque or marker provides a physical reminder of what was, but in other examples, no tangible evidence remains.


This program will showcase some of the celebrated buildings that New Hampshire has lost, and explore examples of how and why we commemorate those losses.  It will explore the significance of these structures, explain their fate, and analyze popular responses, both historically and in the present.  


Audiences will be challenged to think of their own examples of tangible loss, and to consider the relative value of remembering what isn’t there any longer.


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Live Auction

September 30

9-11am Viewing

11am Auction Begins


Bedford Historical Society Headquarters

24 North Amherst Road


We are excited to be partnering with Keith Bellew of Royal Bellew Auctions again this year.


If you have an item to donate to this auction, please leave a message for Gwen at 471-6336 or email her auction@bedfordhistoricalnh.org.


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Clothing Donation Drive
September 27-October 14
Drop off location: 
Stevens-Buswell Community Center
18 North Amherst Road, Bedford


The Friends of the Stevens-Buswell Community Center Committee is once again partnering with the Epilepsy Foundation New England (EFNE) to collect clothes, linens, and shoes as a fundraiser. This clothing drive will not only help support services for people with epilepsy all over New England, but it will also help us raise money for our organization. The items that can’t be reused will be recycled so you will also be helping our planet by reducing landfill waste.  We are very grateful to Morgan Self Storage of Manchester for donating a container to use for our collection.


Below are a list of acceptable donations.


   clothing - including outerwear, uniforms, costumes, fabric scraps, socks

   accessories - including handbags, scarves, jewelry, belts

   shoes, boots, slippers, sandals - matched pairs, unmatched pairs, only 1 shoe from a pair

   blankets, sheets, comforters

   potholders, dish towels

   tablecloths, cloth napkins



   chair/sofa covers


Please contact us if you need bags. 


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Art Showcase

October 24, 2017


We are currently accepting donations for this upcoming art show. We are looking for all types of artwork, paintings, sculptors, pottery, etc.


 Please contact us for more details, sbcc@bedfordhistoricalnh.org or 471-6336.


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Annual Veterans' Day Event

November 11

Bedford Presbyterian Church


We will be posting more details about this free annual event at the of August.


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AmazonSmile Foundation

Help support the Bedford Historical Society while shopping at Amazon.  Please shop at AmazonSmile, click on the link below.  It is the same as shopping at Amazon (same company) only difference is that Amazon will make a donation to the Bedford Historical Society and costs you nothing.  Please do all of your shopping here, be sure to select Bedford Historical Society.