Bedford County Historical Society


The Bedford County Historical Society (BCHS) traces its roots back to April 30, 1874. On July 4, 1937, however, Albert S. Ritchey and Major Simon M. Lutz organized the current society and dedicated it to the mission of documenting, preserving, protecting, and promoting the history and heritage of Bedford County for the benefit of current and future generations.

The Historical Society retains the right to reprint articles in any format or media, and retains the right to grant that permission to others.