Our heritage. Our story.
THE FORT ERA
Brand new for Summer 2022 our newest exhibit features a deeper look at Bedford's role during the French & Indian War. In addition to local artifacts, there is a model of a pre-revolutionary steel forge.
THE STORY OF "INDIAN EVE" ERNST
Featuring Eve's deer-skin-covered trunk, used in her return to the area. Many thanks to the generous donation of the heirs of Jill Eichelberger Bailey of this unique historic artifact.
FORT BEDFORD FLAG
This is a unique ensign that can be traced through local families.
Curated from an extensive collection of over 5000 artifacts, this exhibit provides a glimpse into the culture of Bedford as it developed into a unique destination along the noted Forbes Road route across southern Pennsylvania.
Highlights include fiber art, weapons, and housewares.
CAVE TO EMPIRE
An interpretive exhibit that highlights the clash of cultures that drove to the French & Indian War in the mid-1700's. The focus is on Native American artifacts and the establishment of the Forbes Road through the region.
This exhibit also features fine art by Pamela Patrick White.
A unique display of what Fort Bedford once looked like in its original state as a depot. Created by local historian Dr. Ronald Markwood.
Really wonderful history museum in Bedford. This was a large supply fort for supporting British troops and militia during the French and Indian War. Museum itself covers complete history of the area from early Indian settlement to today.
Very well done and worth the admission.
David Grimm, Visitor from Virginia
Great place to learn about the local history of Bedford and its role in the
French and Indian War."