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Fort Bedford in Downtown
Becoming Bedford
Fort Bedford
The French & Indian War Exhibit
Blacksmithing

THE FORT BEDFORD MUSEUM

Our Fort Bedford Museum features unique historical exhibits that highlight our role in the French and Indian War, the Whiskey Rebellion, and the evolution of the local landscape from "Cave to Empire."

Built in 1958 by Bedford residents to commemorate construction of the original French & Indian War fort in 1758, Fort Bedford Museum houses over 4,000 objects from Bedford’s past.

 

For 57 years, the Museum displayed its entire collection as many museums once did: in rows of wood and glass cases.  In 2015, the Bedford Heritage Trust began a five-year plan to renovate and update Fort Bedford’s exhibits, collections management practices, and educational programming.

 

If you haven’t visited us lately, come see what we’ve done!! Two new interpretive exhibits—Becoming Bedford and Cave to Empire—were opened in 2016 and 2017. In 2019, we opened our latest exhibition of The Story of "Indian Eve" Ernst.

For the summer of 2023 we are pleased to share the first phase of our Fort Era exhibit devoted to Bedford's role in the French & Indian War.  Some of our Blockhouse is under construction at the moment while our professional team of curators and designers create the latest exhibit surrounding Bedford's role in the Whiskey Rebellion.

2023 PRESERVING AMERICA GRANT

Americana Corner

We are honored to announce that we are one of the 2023 recipients of the Preserving America Grant and would like to thank the Americana Corner for their assistance helping us to preserve and share America’s history.

Americana Corner awarded over $835,000 in grants across the U.S. and we are delighted to be part of this prestigious group of honorees.

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