The Bedford Historical Society is excited to present our first comprehensive exhibition located in our newly redesigned exhibit space in our home on the ground floor of Old Town Hall, 16 South Road, Bedford, MA.

Admission is free and open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
weather and staffing permitting.

Bedford at Work
When Working Within Town Was a Way of Life

From the Indigenous Peoples who lived here thousands of years before Bedford was “Bedford” to the farmers, shopkeepers, inventors, and manufacturers of the 19th and 20th centuries, artifacts and photographs from the Society’s collection showcase the ingenuity, persistence, and hard work of Bedford men and women in all its variety and complexity.

The exhibit documents a way of life that has largely faded into the past or has been reborn in new enterprises that reflect the needs and demands of modern residents whose own livelihood is no longer centered in town.

Visit the Bedford at Work satellite exhibits at the Bedford Free Public Library, 7 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA,
to learn more about Bedford’s women at work and exceptional working animals.