About Us





Job Lane House




For Members

Founded in 1893 to preserve the history of Bedford, Massachusetts

Lane Family Papers

Our most important collection of family papers is now available online. Click here

Welcome to the web site of the Bedford Historical Society!

We are a private, nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of Bedford’s history. We offer a variety of ways for the public to learn, enjoy, and become involved. Come join us!

  • We offer full-size Bedford Flags, ready to fly outdoors. Click here.
  • We offer Bedford Flag stamps, genuine U.S. postage. Click here.
  • See our virtual face on Facebook.
  • Would you like to receive email notices about upcoming events? Send us a message at info@bedfordmahistory.org and we will put you on our email list.
  • 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).
  • Speaker's bureau. We love to talk Bedford history! Would you like us to give a talk to your club or company, or as part of an event? We're happy to do it. Contact us for details: info@bedfordmahistory.org
  • Our new phone number: We now have a direct-dial number, 781-275-7276.

What the Bedford Historical Society does:

For more than 100 years the Bedford Historical Society, with the aid of its hard-working volunteers and the benefit of many generous charitable donations, has been very active in the community.

We collect and preserve all things Bedford. 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 offer a wide selection of books on Bedford history and other Bedford-related merchandise at our sales booth on Bedford Day, and other occasions.

We offer 6 meetings a year featuring lectures by experts on a variety of local history topics.

We conduct tours of historic Bedford.

We participate in the Historic Bedford program 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/

We answer research requests from the public.

We publish an informative newsletter.

We open our collections to the public on Bedford Day and by appointment throughout the year. Just give us a call!

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

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