We publish our newsletter, The Preservationist,
seven times a year in September, October, November, February, March,
April, and May. Click on a link to see one of our newsletters in Adobe
2015-2016 Program Year
November 2015. Carrie Putnam
Webber, Bedford's celebrity chef; how many Bedfords are there?
October 2015. The story of the
famous Standardbred trotter, Uhlan, born here in Bedford.
September 2015. A new program
year begins; how did we have fun in Bedford;
School Committee Report of 1847; an update from the Museum Study Committee.
2014-2015 Program Year
May 2015. New Society
acquisitions: Dimond Papers; the end of the Civil War.
April 2015. An update on
our newest acquisitions!
March 2015. Willson
Park, an overdue correction, and a
famous sled dog in Bedford.
February 2015. New
acquisition: Bacon Patent! A.R. Webber's D-Day connection to France.
Bedford in WWI, and mourning biscuits from the Lane family.
October 2014. Update on our quest for a museum, and
the story of Bedford
in the Civil War.
September 2014. A Letter from our President, with an
update on Society activities, and the history of the Pickman Family.
2013-2014 Program Year
"Wild Flower of Bedford", and a Bedford hero makes the
April 1951 edition of Life.
Life in Bedford in the 1900's, Town Report - 1890s & pre-Hanscom
March 2014. The
Bedford Almshouse, plus how luck played a role in acquiring a treasure.
Continuation of the 1890's census and Sharon's
journey through the Bacon letters.
January 2014. The rebuilding of the 1890's census
and a Bacon has a harrowing buggy ride!
November 2013. Highways
and byways - how names have changed & Miss America runner-up.
October 2013. A look at
some our newest acquisitions, and a recap of a busy September.
September 2013. 120
years preserving Bedford's history, Lexington Park, and a pony mystery!
2012-2013 Program Year
May 2013. An update
on the Kimball property sale, including plans for the bequest.
April 2013. Bedford
in the 1880’s plus a follow-up to our restaurant article.
March 2013. The Boston
Post Cane & Special
Insert: remembering Bedford
February 2013. Remembering
Bob Slechta; the Wilson Mill Project, the Kimball bequest is resolved.
November 2012. The toll
diseases took on Bedford’s
Civil War soldiers.
October 2012. More insights
the Civil War experiences of Bedford’s
young men; recent donations.
Conservation of The Bedford Flag; the story of Bedford’s Civil War Soldiers.
2011-2012 Program Year
May 2012. The V.A. Hospital
– then and now.
April 2012. Bedford in the 1870’s.
March 2012. Bedford
in the 1860’s and the Jenks Nature Trail.
February 2012. We
celebrate Black History Month with a discussion of Black Revolutionary War
November 2011. The Witch of Shawshine.
September 2011. This Old House comes to Bedford!
October 2011. Our
collection of antique dolls.
2010-2011 Program Year
May 2011. Reminiscing about Bedford in the 1890’s; Ellen Michaud,
April 2011. The
story of the Michael Bacon Home, and his mill.
February 2011. The Bedford
Historical Society has merged with the Friends of the Bedford Flag.
November 2010. The Quincy Cole Cane
October 2010. The Fitch Farm –
Field of Dreams.
September 2010. Welcoming the
2009-2010 Program Year
May 2010. The Lanes
and their transatlantic trade
April 2010. The
Lane Family Papers; sports in Bedford.
March 2010. Special
edition, mailed to all Bedford
The Great Bedford
Liquor War, 1912-13
The relocation of the old Kazarian farmhouse.
October 2009. A
postcard history of Llewsac Lodge.
The history of Dudley Road.
2008-2009 Program Year
May 2009. Bedford dairies.
April 2009. The
mystery of the first Job Lane's
March 2009. Bedford, 100 years
The creation of Springs Brook Park.
Martha Sage and the Civil War.
National History Day winners.
The relocation of the old Kazarian farmhouse.
2007-2008 Program Year
May 2008. Bedford in the Great War.
April 2008. Bedford Then and Now
photos, part 2.
March 2008. Bedford Then and Now
February 2008. John Hancock's
John Hancock. Remembering John Brown.
November 2007 Bedford, 75 years ago.
October 2007. The Bedford charter. The Parker Family of Old Billerica Road.
September 2007. The Shawsheen Cemetery.
2006-2007 Program Year
May 2007. Aerial views of Bedford Center, 1940. The naming of Mudge Way.
April 2007. Charles Jenks and his
"Green Acres" in Bedford.
March 2007. Bedford's Big Dig of 1909, the town water
February 2007. Bedford Depot.
November 2006. Bedford in 1906. Answers to Mystery Photo
October 2006. Bedford schools, 1826. Mystery Photo
September 2006. Bedford's memorial
2005-2006 Program Year
May 2006. The Bedford Grange.
April 2006. The Witch of the
Shawsheen. The Octopus Tree.
March 2006. Moving houses.