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Get to Know Bedford

New Program: Learn about Community Organizations at Get to Know Bedford!

We are excited to announce a new event series at the Library called Get to Know Bedford!

Get to Know Bedford is a series of discussions that give Bedford County and Shelbyville locals a chance to learn about different local organizations that work with the community and what they do. These events will be free and open to all ages. Whether you are new to Bedford County or are a lifelong local, take an opportunity to get involved with the community!

Our first panel will cover local historical resources with representatives from Gilliland Historical Resource Center and Bedford County Archives on Thursday, May 4th!

The Gilliland Historical Resource Center provides important historical materials and exhibits which covers many facets of local African American history, from James S. Gilliland, who built the original Gilliland House in the late 1800’s where the Historical Resource Center now resides, to the early 20th century and the Bedford County Training School, which set state and national football records with their team the Fighting Tigers. The Bedford County Archives preserves both government records and provides access to early court records and other historical reference materials. They aim to provide anyone researching the local history of Bedford County access to their wealth of historical photos and documents.

Stay tuned for more details on different events. If you are part of a local organization that provides resources to the Bedford County community and would like to inform more people of your organization, please contact us at (931) 684-7323 for more details!

If you have a local resource you are interested in learning about or have a question for our first discussion, comment or contact us through the form below!

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