The Bedford Museum now has a permanent director.
Although Melanie Stevens comes to the area from Indiana, she has Bedford County roots. Her father, Glenn Stevens, a Church of the Brethren pastor, was born and raised here. He came home some years ago.
This doesn't mean that Doug Cooper, who has been managing the museum, is going anywhere. He still spends two days a week there. Cooper said that he originally agreed to manage the museum for a year, until the museum board could hire a permanent director.
"The year turned into two somehow or another," Cooper commented.