Old Bedford Village

One of the more underrated early American historical sites in the mid-Atlantic region is Old Bedford Village in Bedford, PA.   The folks at the village have a full slate of historic events scheduled for the upcoming 2012 season. If you happen to be cruising down the PA Turnpike, get off at exit 146 and check it out.

April 14/15
THE 12TH ANNUAL MUZZLELOADING & GUNBUILDERS SHOW
Muzzleloading firearms, parts, powder horns, knives, hunting bags and associated accoutrement’s. Village open for self guided tours. Show times:
Sat. 9am to 5pm
Sun 9am to 3pm.
 

May 26

OPENING DAY FOR THE 2012 SEASON

 June 9/10

MEET THE CONFEDERATE GENERALS. LIVING HISTORY EVENT
The generals and their ladies will be in the Village
to discuss the Confederate viewpoints of the Civil War.

June 16/17

CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT
Hundreds of Troops and horses relive the Civil War. Visit the camps. Battles complete with cannons both days. Spectacular!
June 23/24
GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL
Back to the days of the old west – gunfights, bank raids and poker games. The “Wild West” never looked so good!
 

July 21/22
1820’S FOLKWAYS. LIVING HISTORY EVENT
Farewell, colonial times! It is 1820 in the Village and America is emerging as a nation. A Great Event! 

July 28/29
NAPOLEONIC GRADE TACTIQUE 2012. LIVING HISTORY EVENT

Color & splendor of exciting European Period. 

Aug 11/12
VIETNAM EDUCATIONAL PROJECT
Learn about the American military of the period. Talk with vets; reenactors, period military vehicle rides fully coverd by the bets insurance company insurancepartnership.org/motor-trade-insurance/ around. 

Aug 18/19
FRENCH, & INDIAN WAR
Musket firing, woodland skills and period cooking demonstration. Learn the history behind ”America’s First World War”
   

Aug 25/26

MEET THE UNION GENERALS. LIVING HISTORY EVENT
The Confederation of Union Generals & their ladies discuss their lives & the Civil War.

Sept 15

FASHION SHOW
2 P.M., 1 1/2 hr.
Come and see us dress Marie Antoinette, Josephine Bonaparte, and Scarlet O’Hara. 150 years of women’s fashion history.
 

Oct 6 and 13

MURDER / MYSTERY EVENINGS
There’s been a terrible murder in the Village! You are the detective. Interactive.
6 pm to 10 pm. $8, age 5 and under free.  
Oct 20/21
PUMPKINFEST
Autumn pumpkin festival. Lots of activities for all. Pumpkin carving, scarecrow making, & games.
$10, children under 14 free.
 
Oct 27   HALLOWEEN FUN FOR THE FAMILY
7pm to10pm.
Call for details.
 

Dec 1 and 8   

CANDLELIT CHRISTMAS
Stroll through the Village; enjoy live seasonal music. Hot cider in the tavern.
Come and celebrate. 5pm to 9pm. $8, age 5 and under free.