Bedford Young Professionals enjoyed Night at the Museum event on Thursday

BEDFORD – On Thursday, Bedford Young Professionals hosted their “Night at the Museum” event at the Lawrence County Museum.

Jeff Routh teaches members of Bedford Young Professionals about the history of Lawrence County

The event brought together young professionals from the city to enjoy an evening that included networking opportunities, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a private tour of the museum guided by Marla Jones, Lawrence County historian and Jeff Routh, Director of Operations at the museum.

Megan Martin, with Bedford Young Professionals, said she enjoyed the event, particularly the tour of the museum.

“The Lawrence County History Museum presentation and tour, led by Marla Jones and Jeff Routh was wonderful,” she said. “Jeff and Marla have a wealth of knowledge about Lawrence County and the entire state, a small snippet of which they shared with our young professional’s group. We learned that the original county seat was in Palestine that was then later moved to Bedford, that the north side of our Court House is original and around 50 years older than the rest, and that Bono almost become the state capital in 1818. Bono lost out by one vote.”

Members of the group view displays at the Lawrence County Museum

Martin even said that during the presentation and tour, one of the group’s members found an item with a personal connection.

“It was also really neat because one of our BYP members, as we were looking through the collections, found a display item that he believes was created by his great, great grandmother,” she said.

BYP events are open and free for anyone ages 21-40 who does business in Bedford.

Their next event, “Bring Your Boss to Lunch,” is tentatively scheduled for July 20 at StoneGate Arts and Education Center from 12-1:30 p.m., where they will also be announcing their 4 Under 40 Award Winners.

Martins hope to see some new faces at future events.

“When we plan these events, we do so with the hope that we will see some new faces who show up to connect and learn. We welcome you to grab a friend, co-worker, or come on your own to our quarterly meetings. We’d love to have you,” Martin said.