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Bedford Historical Society Turns 100

The Bedford Free Library, pictured, is one of several structures preserved by the Bedford Historical Society, which turned 100 on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.
The Bedford Free Library, pictured, is one of several structures preserved by the Bedford Historical Society, which turned 100 on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Photo Credit: File

BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Friday was a special day for the Bedford Historical Society, for it was exactly 100 years ago that it was founded.

The society, according to its website, was formed on Feb. 5, 1916 to save the Historical Hall building.

Since then, several buildings have been preserved, most of which are in the hamlet of Bedford Village. The buildings include the stone schoolhouse, the Bedford Free Library, the Bedford General Store, the Sutton clock tower, the Bedford Oak and the post office.

One-hundred years of existence, the society notes, equals 52,560,000 minutes.

Several events are scheduled throughout the year to mark the society's centennial. They include a series of tours at Historical Hall this month, a Centennial Ball in May and a "Hunt For History" from June to September.

More information on the society's centennial events is on its website.

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