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Founded in 1893 to preserve the history of Bedford, Massachusetts

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All our merchandise is available year-round in our office at 2 Mudge Way. If you would like to come by and see what we've got, just send us an email at info@bedfordmahistory.org or call us at 781-275-7276.

Prefer to order online and use a credit card or PayPal? Along with a wide selection of Bedford-related merchandise, some of our merchandise is now available for online purchase through the Friends of Bedford Depot Park online store at: http://www.bedforddepot.org/store/page15.html 


We are proud to present our Bedford history merchandise to the public. Whether you're looking for a book, antique maps, Bedford Flag stationery, keepsakes, or anything else with a Bedford theme, you're sure to find something to help you learn, remember, and enjoy Bedford's past. Don't forget our 10% discount for members!



Full-size, all weather Bedford Flag. Show your Bedford pride for all the world to see! You'll be proud to run your very own Bedford Flag up the flagpole. Its 3'x3', made of nylon, with sturdy grommets for mounting. $60.00

New! The Ina Mansur Reader, Tales of Bedford, Massachusetts, edited by Alethea Yates. A comprehensive collection of articles about Bedford's history, written by beloved town historian, Ina Mansur. $20.00.

New! Bedford: Historic Postcard Series, by Alethea A. Yates. Historic postcards and images are used by the author to trace Bedford's evolution from a sleepy farming community to an integral part of Boston's high-tech corridor. $21.99

12”x12” Bedford Flag. Printed on both sides, but also wonderful for framing! $29.50

Show your pride in the Bedford Flag!

  • 16 oz. Maroon coffee mugs emblazoned with the Bedford Flag. $8.00
  • Maroon Christmas ball ornament displaying the Bedford Flag. $6.00

The Bedford Flag: A National Treasure, by Barbara Hitchcock. A comprehensive history of our treasured flag; carefully researched and full of beautiful photographs. An important addition to your library of books pertaining to Bedford’s history! $7.00 

An Awesome Century (second edition), by Williston Farrington, with Judith McConnell. Bill Farrington's life in Bedford almost exactly spanned the 20th century. In the 1990s he sat down to chronicle the phenomenal changes that transformed the vividly-described Bedford of his childhood and youth into the Bedford of today. With photographs. $12.00

Remembered in Bedford, Mass., written and illustrated by Bedford's Town Historian, John Brown. A thoughtful and entertaining distillation of fourscore years of living in the little town we love best. $6.00

Bedford Center in the 1800's (second edition), written by Ina Mansur, illustrated by Lawrence Mansur. This book profiles three builders who constructed most of the noteworthy buildings in Bedford Center and gave it the character we still enjoy today. With nearly 100 photos. $8.00

Historic Properties and Neighborhoods of Bedford - 2015 Edition! by Kathleen Kelly-Broomer. Complete, detailed, and authoritative descriptions of the history and architecture of more than 300 houses and other noteworthy buildings, plus the origins of Bedford’s most historically significant neighborhoods. More than 300 photographs, 380+ pages, fully indexed. $40.00

Bedford in the World War. This reprint of a 1927 book details the service records of the Bedford men and women who served in World War I plus the efforts of Bedford civilians on the home front. Paperback, 86 pages, more than three dozen photographs. This little book, originally published as a supplement to the 1927 town report, is filled with stories that should never be forgotten. $10.00

History of the Town of Bedford, Abram English Brown, 1891 (reprinted 1992). The definitive reference work on Bedford's history, still valuable and very much in use today. A thorough account of the town's story, plus detailed genealogical information. Paperback; illustrated and fully indexed. $9.00

Antique Maps of Bedford. Set of 8 Bedford maps, suitable for framing and display, as well as for local property and genealogical research. Maps date from the earliest known map of Bedford (1760) to 1906. Later maps include place names and owners of properties.

These very attractive maps are sized 14” x 16” to fit, when matted, into standard 16” x 20” frames. $35.00 per set

Bedford Flag postcards. Full-color image of Bedford's iconic battle flag. 25¢ each


Large Bedford Flag postcards. 5.5” x 7”, featuring a full color photo of the Bedford Flag surrounded by a blue border. 50¢ each



Map of Bedford, 1875 and today (black overprinted with red).  How did the map of Bedford in 1875 compare with the Bedford you know today? See today’s map overprinted with the 1875 version.

Printed on parchment-look paper, suitable for framing. Size: 11” x 14.” $3.00

Historic Properties of Bedford: Maps and Guide, 2004. Brochure, 6 pages. A self-guided outdoor tour of noteworthy Bedford structures and landmarks, including National Register properties. Includes a map of the Historic District plus a map showing locations of other historic properties throughout the town. $1.00

The Bedford Sampler, Bicentennial Edition, 1974. Paperback book, 256 pages, illustrated. Compiled and edited by The Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library. A variety of articles on Bedford’s history; descriptions of historic houses and their inhabitants; brief biographies of Asher Benjamin and Rufus Porter; and an assortment of favorite recipes. $6.00

The Old Burying Ground: Gravestone Survey, Map, and Databases. Third edition, 2004. Paperback book, 65 pages. A complete reference on the Old Burying Ground on Springs Road – its history; catalog listings of the stones, alphabetically and by number; a detailed fold-out map; and a complete list of inscriptions and epitaphs, with notes on items of special interest. $10.00

A Brief History of Bedford, Kathleen Kelly-Broomer, 2004. (Excerpted from Communitywide Historic Properties Survey, 1998.) Paperback book, 36 pages. A concise overview of the town’s founding, development, industries, institutions, and architecture, from the 1700s to the present. $2.00

A Revolutionary Town, Louise K. Brown, 1975. Hardbound book, 318 pages, illustrated. Bedford’s role in the Revolution, with a detailed look at the customs and institutions that shaped the town. Includes capsule biographies of Bedford’s militia and Minute Men. $10.00

Freeholders & other Votable Inhabitants: Bedford’s Town Meetings During the American Revolution. Carla Fackler, Signe Hanson, and Judith R. Brown, editors. 1976. Paperback book, 43 pages. Extracts from Town Meeting minutes, with modern commentaries, providing a vivid illustration of the reaction of Bedford’s people to the events of the Revolution. $1.00

Wilderness Town: The Story of Bedford, Massachusetts, Louise K. Brown, 1968. Paperback book, 219 pages, illustrated. An affectionate portrait of life in Bedford from early days to modern times. Includes genealogical information on notable Bedford families. $10.00

A New England Church: 1730-1834, Ina Mansur, 1974. Paperback book, 238 pages, illustrated. A thoughtful study of the town’s early religious life and of the dissention, beginning with the Great Awakening of the 1740s, that split Bedford’s single congregation in two in the 1830s. $6.00

Scenes from Bedford, Massachusetts, 1909. Second edition, 2004. Paperback book, 12 pages, illustrated. Reprinting of a 1909 pamphlet published by the Edison Electric Illuminating Co. Fifteen photographs plus a description of the town’s attractions and amenities (including street lights until 1 AM!) $1.50


Bedford Flag T-shirts. Show your pride in Bedford and our first flag with this unique t-shirt! In sizes Reg. S, M, L & XL, Women M & L, Kids S &M: $22.00

And for the cold weather…

Bedford Flag Sweatshirts. The same beautiful replica of the flag as on the t-shirts, but offering more warmth! In M & XL $22.00

“Entering Bedford” magnet. Whimsical little reproduction of the familiar sign at the town line. Measures 1-1/2” x 2.” $1.00



Town of Bedford decorative plate. Line drawings of 8 noteworthy buildings surrounding the Old Town Seal. In red or blue (please specify), with gold edge, 9” diameter. (Not to be used with food.) Pamphlet describing each landmark included.

New Price!! $12.00

Bedford Flag notepad. Letter size, about 50 sheets per pad. $2.00

Bedford Flag envelopes. Letter size, fits Bedford Flag notepad. Packet of 20 envelopes. $3.00

Bedford Flag note cards. Set of 6 note cards and 6 envelopes. $9.00

Old Town Hall decorative tile. A beautiful addition to your kitchen! Red or blue (please specify), 6” x 6.” With cork backing for use as a trivet. New Price!! $8.00

The John Dodge Collection, A selection of artworks by Bedford artist John B. Dodge:

·        Pen and ink print, First Parish Church, signed by the artist. 8-1/2" x 11", $2.00

·        8.5”x 11”, selection of subjects, $7.00

·        11”x 17”, selection of subjects, $12.00

·        22”x 28”, selection of subjects, $25.00

Old Town Seal jewelry. An elegant reproduction of Bedford’s original Town Seal, adopted in 1899, on three keepsake pieces:

  • Sterling silver pin, 1-1/4 inch, with clasp. $25.00
  • Sterling silver pendant (chain not included), 1-1/4 inch. $25.00

Bedford Flag Watches. Stylish watches with the Bedford Flag prominently displayed on the dial:

  • Men’s solid black with black band. $48.00
  • Men’s gold with black band. $48.00
  • Women’s gold with black band. $48.00

Bedford Flag/US Flag stickers. Peel-off sticker with a handsome image of the Bedford Flag superimposed on an American flag, 4” x 6”. $1.00

Bedford Flag, desktop size. Miniature replica of the revered Bedford Flag, 4” x 4”, with flagpole and base, suitable for use on desk or tabletop. $4.00

Questions? Please email us at info@bedfordmahistory.org or phone us at 781-275-7276.