Update: Stevens-Buswell Community Center

In case you missed the open house last October at the future Stevens-Buswell Community Center, the Bedford Historical Society will be giving you another opportunity to tour the main floor of the building on Sunday, April 28, from 2:00 until 4:00. We have made many changes to the building as it gets closer to opening for public use.

A lot of work has been done to restore the original bead board wainscot in the hallways and stairwells. As a part of this work, which has been funded by a grant from the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources through the sale of Conservation License Plates, some sections have been added to match the original bead board. The bead board looks beautiful!

Some of the original wood floors have been repaired and refinished to bring them back to their original appearance thanks to a grant from the Ann De Nicola Trust, Citizens Bank, N.A. Trustee. Progress has been made on one of the bathrooms in the building because of funding from the Barker Foundation; the Ann De Nicola Trust, Citizens Bank, N.A. Trustee; and the Bedford Women’s Club. Other work in the Bedford Community Center has been funded by private and business donations.

When you come, bring a few bags of gently used clothing or other household items to donate to our clothing drive, although the trailer is in front of the building now so you don’t need to wait until then (the drive goes through April 30th). This is a great time to do some spring cleaning by decluttering your closets at the same time. We are accepting gently used clothing (no unwearable items), shoes, accessories (handbags, scarves, jewelry), and household items (sheets, towels, tablecloths, curtains, etc.).

We hope to see you on Sunday, the 28th, between 2:00 and 4:00!

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