Lane Family Papers
One of our most important collection of family papers,
Welcome to the web site of the
Bedford Historical Society!
2 Mudge Way
Bedford, MA 01730
We are a private, nonprofit organization devoted
to the preservation of Bedford’s
Our program year runs from September
through May. To find out about what we are doing...
check our calendar
for a list of annual events and lectures
our newsletter, The
Preservationist, mailed out 6 time during the program year. (PDFs
of back issues are available on our Newsletter
us on Facebook.
- See us on Bedford TV. You can see
some of our meetings and tours on Bedford TV. Click here for the current
schedule. Watch for our upcoming events on the Community Bulletin
Board (Comcast Channel 9, Verizon Channel 39).
out the new test-site (a work in progress!) of our virtual museum at
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-275-7276
join our Society (application available on our Membership page)
receive your own copy of The
Preservationist or email notices of our upcoming events
any research questions, speaker requests or to schedule a visit
donate your own Bedford-related items to
the Society, so that we may preserve them for future generations to
enjoy and appreciate
We offer a variety of
Bedford-related books and merchandise, including full-sized, outdoor Bedford Flags, and a
smaller, fringed size, perfect for framing.
Check our store page
to see what's available for purchase at the Archives office (cash or check,
Come to the
Bedford Depot Freight House on Saturday, 11/29/2014 from 9-5 to shop for Bedford-related
gifts and receive 10% off all merchandise!!
Prefer to order online and use a credit card
or PayPal? Some of our most popular items are now available through the Friends of Bedford
Depot Online Store.
For more than 100
years the Bedford Historical Society has been collecting and preserving all things related to Bedford and it's history. We own
an extensive array of letters, photographs, family Bibles, maps, official
documents, household belongings, postcards, records of social
organizations, newspaper clippings, souvenirs of important events, family
collections of letters and pictures, business records, children’s toys and
books, and much, much more.
We participate in
the Walk of Bedford for the town’s schoolchildren and provide
research assistance for their history projects. Follow this link to a site
created by the Lane School’s 4th graders to showcase what they discovered about
the Bedford Springs Resort, which was located down the street from their
We are proud to be a member of the Bedford Chamber of Commerce