Centennial Capital Campaign

In 1916 when concerned residents came together to save Historical Hall, they did more than save a building - they protected a unique and enduring sense of place that continues to define Bedford. Today we’re asking you to come together to help us build on a century of preservation and create a new legacy for all who love Bedford.



Historic Dates

October 2, 1973

Bedford Village Hhistoric District is placed on the National Register of Historic places

October 4, 1930

Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt speaks at the 250th Anniversary of the founding of Bedford

October 11, 1972

Bedford Library given to the BHS by the Corporation of The Bedford Academy

October 15, 1689

The citizens of Bedford vote to build the first Meeting House

Protect - Preserve - Prepare


We have launched a Capital Campaign to raise $2 million to support our mission of preservation and education. Thanks to the generosity of your neighbors we have already raised $1.9 million. With your help we can reach our goal to protect, preserve and prepare for the next 100 years.


Help us to be financially prepared to acquire and protect additional historic properties.


Help us undertake significant preservation and restoration projects on the buildings we preserve.


Help us build an endowment to ensure that we have adequate resources in our second century of stewardship.