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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 - 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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Your Hit Parade
May 17, 6:30 pm
Bedford Public Library

6:30 pm Light refreshments

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, 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, 7:00 pm

Bedford High School Theatre

Bedford High School

$10 Ticket


The Bedford High School Student is hosting a vintage fashion show to benefit the Stevens-Buswell Community Center Project.  Contact us to purchase a ticket.  sbcc@bedfordhistoricalnh.org or (603) 471-6336.


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Wine Tasting and Silent Auction
June 1st, 6:30-8:30pm
TD Bank
Route 101, Bedford


Click here for more information





Live Auction

September 2017


Art Show

October 2017


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Appraisal Event
June 3, 11am-1pm
Bradley & Leonard's Vintage and Home
176 Route 101


Pull out that painting, silver, or attic treasure, and come down for a fun time, with raffles, treats, and surprises! On June 3, from 11am-1pm Hercules Pappachristos ( Appraiser, Antique and Fine Arts Dealer) will appraise your items at Bradley and Leonard's (Vintage and Home).

For the small sum of $10.00 per item, you can learn just how much Grandma’s old flatiron is really worth! Any questions? Call Valerie at Bradley and Leonard, (603) 488-2488. 


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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.