Bedford Historical Society

The mission of the Bedford Historical Society is to collect and preserve the unique history and traditions of the people and places in Bedford, NH and to share this rich heritage with the community. As we work to increase awareness and appreciation, we are committed to making history interactive, approachable and exciting.

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upcoming events

BHS Holiday Boutique

BHS Holiday Boutique, 3 Dec, 10-2, Schoolhouse #7.  Come buy unique Holiday gifts and ornaments.

Bedford Veterans Day Program

Sponsored by the BHS, Presbyterian Church, November 11, 10-12 noon.

Sickle Mower Talk

Sickle Mower Talk 2022 BHS/Piscataquog Land Conservancy (PLC) are co-sponsoring an encore presentation of our Director’s Sickle Mower talk. Date TBD, stay tuned.    

BHS Yardsale 2022

BHS Yardsale 2022 October 22, 9am, Schoolhouse #7, Stop by and support BHS!!  Also, we are still accepting donations.    

For more information about our events please visit our Events page or contact us directly at (603) 471-6336 or [email protected]

Visitor Information

Schoolhouse #7 and Kendall Shop Museum buildings are open most Wednesdays 10 am-Noon. Please stop by and visit our museum. If you would like to schedule a visit at another time, please contact us at (603) 471-6336 or [email protected].

If you would like to visit the Stevens-Buswell Community Center. Please contact us at (603) 471-6336 or [email protected].

Bedford NH Historical
Bedford NH Historical

Stevens-Buswell Community Center

Vision for the Future Community Center for Bedford, NH.

The Stevens-Buswell Community Center will be a unique asset that will enhance the quality of life in Bedford for both young and old, including our children, our grandchildren, and our senior citizens.

Members of the Friends of the Stevens-Buswell Community Center (a sub committee of the Bedford Historical Society) eagerly look forward to opening the building for use by members of the community. The need for a community center has been discussed in master plans for the Town of Bedford as very little meeting space currently exists for organizations in town. In addition, the original Stevens-Buswell School was named to honor the memory of two men (Willis A. Stevens and Frank A. Buswell) who died while serving their country during World War I. Therefore, the Stevens-Buswell Community Center will become a permanent veterans’ memorial here in town as well.

Renovations in Process

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Bedford NH Historical

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