After more than a century of serving only members of the Elks, the Elks National Home has opened its doors to the general public.
The Elks National Home first came to Bedford in 1903. The current facility opened in 1916, with additions built in later years. Up until last year it was a retirement facility for Elks only. “We are now open to people other than Elks,” said Pamala Mutter, the Elks Home administrator. “We want to share with the public now.”