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Bedford Historical Society presents Ted Reinstein. Recorded by Bedford TV
Ted Reinstein, popular journalist and reporter for Chronicle, Boston’s celebrated TV news-magazine, has found the offbeat, the unique, the moving, and the memorable in his reporting travels.
He will recount some of those stories from his book of the same tile. “Wicket Pissed: New England’s most Famous Feuds.”From sports to politics, food to finance, to bitter disputes over simple boundaries themselves, New England’s feuds have peppered the region’s life for centuries. They’ve been raw and rowdy, sometimes high minded and humorous, and in a place renowned for its deep sense of history, often long
Bedford Historical Society March Meeting & Program: History teacher, author and lecturer Christopher Daley – “The Wessagusset Incident” – the murder in 1623 of Massachusetts tribal leaders by Pilgrims.
From Mr. Daley’s Website:
In 1623, Myles Standish and a group of eight men including Wampanoag pniese-warrior Hobbamock entered the Wessagusset Colony and by guile lured two of the Massachuset tribal leaders and a young native boy into a blockhouse and brutally murdered them. Later that day, the same nine men engaged in several skirmishes with the Massachuset tribe. What were the factors that led up to this action by the pilgrims? What effect would this have on Native/English relations for years to come? This is a one hour lecture that chronicles the arrival of the pilgrims at Plymouth and the beginnings of their colony as well as the little-known arrival of “Weston’s Men” a group that began a colony in what is now the town of Weymouth, then known as Wessagusset. The talk will examine the interaction with the natives by the two English groups and look at the factors that led to the bloodletting of 1623 and then a blow by blow description of the attack at Wessagusset, followed by a discussion on the far-reaching after effects. https://daleyhistory.com/the_wessagusset_incident
Meeting of the Bedford Historical Society & February Program February 28th, 2021 Town Historian and author Sharon McDonald has been researching a number of 18th and 19th Century historical Bedford residents for her virtual talk entitled, “A Cast of (Historic) Characters.” Ms. McDonald’s presentations are popular among Society members and the public at large, who have filled the venues to overflowing in past years. Curator of the Job Lane Farm Museum, she is always entertaining and precise with her facts. Copies of her books, including her latest “Bedford History for Kids” can be purchased through the Bedford Historical Society. Please email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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