Historian

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John Stockbridge,
 Town Historian
Christina Rae, Assistant
321 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills, NY 10507
914.666.4745
historian@bedfordny.gov

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 1pm, or by appointment

Download forms, permits and applications

Bedford’s wealth of historical documents, housed on the second floor of the Town House, is available to the public during the Historian’s office hours or by appointment. Numerous resources are available to research genealogies and historic sites, and tracing the Town’s history back to its founding in 1680.

 

Click here for information about Bedford Hills Historical Museum located at the Town House.

Historian Reference Library

  • Genealogical material
  • Selected property histories and studies
  • 19th and 20th Century newsprint
  • Oral Histories
  • Police blotters
  • Town of Bedford Census records (1790-1870)
  • Town of Bedford land records (1680-1800)
  • Cemetery records (1681-1975)
  • Town meetings (1680-1737; 1784-1899)
  • Church and School records
  • Bedford Farmers Club minutes (1867-1950)
  • McDonald Papers (Revolutionary War Oral Histories)
  • Primary source Diaries and Scrapbooks
  • Historic maps