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Civil War Presentation
March 29, 2 pm
St. Elizabeth Seton Church
190 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford


Jess and Maryann Whitten have been Civil War Reenactors for more than 20 years. During that time they have taken part in re enactments of many famous battles including Pickett’s Charge, Chickamauga, and Antietam as well as smaller re enactments throughout New England, New York, Oregon and various southern states. Mr. Whitten has portrayed both a union and a confederate soldier as well as a civilian. In addition, they have participated in living histories in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Oregon.

Mrs Whitten has portrayed a northern civilian and a southern refugee woman. They will be presenting insight into both the military and civilian life of the era. Clothing, military and civilian, books, CDV’s, and other objects relevant to the time will be displayed. There will also be information about the hobby of Reenacting.

Everyone is invited to attend. There will be time for questions and to examine the displays. Free will donation of $5. This is a fundraiser for the Stevens-Buswell Community Center. Light refreshments will be served.

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April 9
7:30-11:30 am Breakfast
8-11:30 am Easter Bunny


We are excited to be invited to be part of this annual breakfast. This year you can have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. All donations from the pictures will benefit the Stevens-Buswell Community Center.




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Clothing Donation Drive
Drop off dates:
Wednesdays, April 12, 19, 26 10am-noon
Saturdays, April 15, 22, 29 9am-noon
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 - 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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Your Hit Parade
May 17, 6:30 pm
Bedford Public Library

6:30 pm Light refreshments and short business meeting

7:00 pm Program begins



We are pleased to present “Your Hit Parade” by Calvin Knickerbocker. This is made possible by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council, http://www.nhhumanities.org/.  Calvin Knickerbocker will be presenting this program.

"Your Hit Parade" aired on radio and then on television from 1935 to 1959. It set the standard for American popular music. Calvin Knickerbocker outlines a quarter century of the show's history as a "tastemaker" featuring songs inspired by the Great Depression and on through the advent of rock and roll. He explores the show's relationship with sponsor American Tobacco and Lucky Strike cigarettes and shares stories about the artists the show helped launch and promote, from Frank Sinatra to Elvis.

The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information please call 471-6336 or email us at info@bedfordhistoricalnh.org.

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Vintage Fashion Show
May 24


We are teaming up with students from Bedford High School Community Action and Service Department. We are looking for any types of vintage clothing, props, and old fashion pictures. This event is a fundraiser for the Stevens-Buswell Community Center.

Contact Jane if you have any items to donate, 471-6336 or sbcc@bedfordhistoricalnh.org.


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Upcoming Events to benefit the Stevens-Buswell Community Center. If you have any questions about these events or would more information, please contact us at 471-6336 or sbcc@bedfordhistoricalnh.org.


Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

June 1, 2017

Click here for more information


Live Auction

September 2017


Art Show

October 2017


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