Our heritage. Our story.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great place to learn about the local history of Bedford and its role in the
French and Indian War."