Stevens-Buswell Community Center

Vision for the Future Community Center for Bedford

Members of the Friends of the Stevens-Buswell Community Center (a sub committee of the Bedford Historical Society) eagerly look forward to opening the building for use by members of the community. The need for a community center has been discussed in master plans for the Town of Bedford as very little meeting space currently exists for organizations in town.  In addition, the original Stevens-Buswell School was named to honor the memory of two men (Willis A. Stevens and Frank A. Buswell) who died while serving their country during World War I.  Therefore, the Stevens-Buswell Community Center will become a permanent veterans’ memorial here in town as well.


Bedford has more than 30 active organizations that need places to meet, sponsor lectures, and hold workshops. A Community Center located in Bedford’s historic town center devoted to providing gathering spaces for a multitude of activities for Bedford residents, young and old:

Club Meetings • Concerts • Lectures • Exhibitions

Dances • Recreational Programs • Business Meetings

Recitals • Genealogical Research Center • Receptions

Activities for All Ages • Fundraisers

There are plans to establish a research library where the public will be able to do genealogical and historical research.


The Stevens-Buswell Community Center will be a unique asset that will enhance the quality of life in Bedford for both young and old, including our children, our grandchildren, and our senior citizens.


The Friends are actively seeking donations and grants that will help bring the dream of a community center to completion.  No gift is too small, but significant gifts are encouraged for community recognition.  Please let us know what you are able to do to help the Friends open this historic memorial building as a community center as soon as possible. 




Stevens-Buswell Schoolhouse 1921



Click here for the Stevens-Buswell Community Center Progress Report Fall 2014.

Click here for the Stevens-Buswell Community Center Progress Report Spring 2013.

Click here for the Stevens-Buswell Community Center Progress Report January 2011.

Click here for information regarding the $50,000 grant from Lowe’s and National Trust for Historic Preservation.






If you have any questions about the Community Center, you may reach us at or

(603) 471-6336. Contact us for a private tour of the building. Click here for the brochure and here is a link to the Overview of the project.  To see some pictures of the building, please click here.



Help Pave the Way to Bedford's New Community Center

Bricks and Granite Pavers Fundraiser

Each donated brick or paver will be inscribed with the donor’s personal message. For more information about

reserving your brick or paver at the Community Center, please click here for the form or contact us directly.  The granite pavers are almost sold out, be sure to order yours today before they are gone.




Stevens-Buswell Custom Designed Pendants

To purchase these pendants, please contact us directly,

For more information please click here.




Donation Information

You may donate online or mail in your donation. Below is the information.

Click here for our donation form. 

Please click below to make a donation online.