Is there a Bedford Hills Historical Museum?
Yes. Located in the Bedford Town House, the Bedford Hills Historical Museum has its own entrance located on the lower level. The museum’s mission is soliciting and receiving items of historical interest to Bedford Hills and displaying them for present and future generations.
Previous exhibits have included “When the Cows Came Home,” celebrating the hamlet’s dairying history, and “Bedford Hills at War.”
A pop-up show, “All Aboard,” taking place now at the Bedford Hills train station, features a collection of never-before-seen photographs of the station as well as a diorama of the station as it existed pre-1900. The show runs through September 20 and is open to the public on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Museum president Ellen Cohen says, “The railroad came through what was called Bedford Station in 1857. Arrivals took a taxi carriage to Bedford or Katonah. The town developed around the station.”
The museum’s next exhibit focuses on the Antioch Baptist Church. “The church has held an incredible place in the hamlet’s history for more than a century,” says the museum’s past president Stan Telega. “It promises to be quite the show.”