About Us





Job Lane House




For Members

Bedford, Massachusetts USA. Founded 1893

Lane Family Papers

One of our most important collection of family papers, available online.

Click here

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 history.

Our program year runs from September through May. To find out about what we are doing...

  • Please check our calendar for a list of annual events and lectures
  • Read our newsletter, The Preservationist, mailed out 6 time during the program year. (PDFs of back issues are available on our Newsletter page)
  • Visit 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).
  • Check out the new test-site (a work in progress!) of our virtual museum at http://bedfordmahistory.pastperfect-online.com/31295cgi/mweb.exe

Contact us at info@bedfordmahistory.org  or 781-275-7276

  • To join our Society (application available on our Membership page)
  • To receive your own copy of The Preservationist or email notices of our upcoming events
  • With any research questions, speaker requests or to schedule a visit
  • To 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 on our store page.

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 school: http://historical.wordpress.bedford.k12.ma.us/about/


 Huckins Farm Homeowners’ Association: http://www.huckinsfarm.com/history.html

We are proud to be a member of the Bedford Chamber of Commerce