Upcoming Events

All Events Are Open to the Public

Clothing Drive

October 1-23

18 N. Amherst Road

Are you cleaning out your closets? Be sure to save your items for us. We are confirming the dates for the clothing drive. We are only accepting gently used clothing. It will be sometime in October. Stay tune for the drop off dates. We are so grateful to be working again with Morgan Self Storage (they are donating the container) and Epilepsy Foundation New England. Contact us if you have any questions or if you need bags, 471-6336 or info@bedfordhistoricalnh.org.


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Bedford's Community Center Building Tours

October 14, 2-4pm

18 N. Amherst Road


Come see the progress that the Bedford Historical Society has been making on the future Stevens-Buswell Community Center! It is looking quite different these days, thanks to new walls, several repaired and refinished original wood floors, and a bathroom on its way to being finished.

We will be providing limited tours of the building on the afternoon of Sunday, October 14, from 2:00 until 4:00. Please stop by during that time to visit and see our progress! When you come, why don’t you bring a few bags of gently used clothing or other household items to donate to our clothing drive? This will help us raise additional funds to continue work on Bedford’s future community center.


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Ghost Whisperers from the Past

October 27, Raindate October 28

See below for more information and times

For a fun start to Halloween week, please join The Friends of the Town of Bedford Cemeteries and members of the Bedford Historical Society at this spooky, yet fascinating paranormal investigation of the Bedford Center Cemetery. This investigation will be led by nationally known paranormal investigators Erik Knapp and Kyle Palmer. We will seek out hidden stories from long term Bedford residents.


This event is divided into three separately ticketed sessions.


2:00 to 4:00 PM
Designed to be family friendly, this program is geared to children ages 12 years old and under. The group will assumable, learn a little bit about paranormal studies and then venture into the Old Section of the Bedford Center Cemetery.

Spirits can be felt and heard in daylight and perhaps they will have an encounter. We encourage them to dress in Halloween costumes - no ghosts - we already have those in residence. Awards will be given for costumes and all will share in some yummy refreshments.
A great way to begin Halloween.


For tickets click on the link below.


5:00-7:00 PM

7:00-9:00 PM
These evening investigations will be on a mission to find the spirits of Bedford's earlier residents. We hope to feel their energy..listen to their message, and catch a glimpse of their manifestation. Who knows what we will find, but we will try hard.


This will be done using modern paranormal sensing equipment operated by nationally known Eric Knapp, founder of NH Project Paranormal.

The group will assemble at the parking lot of the Bedford Presbyterian Church, and after a short introduction cross into the Bedford Center Cemetery to seek out the  Ghost Whispers of the Past. Refreshments will follow and we can share our sensations!


For tickets, click on the link below.


Tickets are only available on-line and are limited. The rain date is October 28. Tickets are not refundable but can be treated as a tax-deductible donation if the event is canceled due to weather. All proceeds will be used to support to Gravestone repair and cleaning projects.


There are special prices for "early-bird" purchases and for groups of 3 or more. Please park at the Bedford Presbyterian Church.


Visit here for more information about this event.


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Annual Veterans' Day Program "A Salute for Serving"

November 12, 10am

Bedford Presbyterian Church

4 Church Road



Bedford Friendship Quilt Guild will be joining us again. Music will be provided by Melinda Chen. The Friends of Bedford Cemetery (FBC) will be joining us this year. FBC’s Jon Hill will provide a short talk on his efforts to ensure that every Civil War soldier from Bedford is properly honored with a VA provided headstone. We have two Girl Scout troops 21982 and 10986 that will provide the Color Guard. Come join us! Light refreshments will be served.


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