Bedford's historic Job Lane House  -  Image (c) JMcCT 2013

Bedford’s historic Job Lane House – Image (c) JMcCT 2013

Bedford’s historic Job Lane House is celebrating its 300th anniversary this year and the community is invited to events this weekend and next:

Paper Making Workshop for adults and kids 12+
Saturday, July 20, 11 AM-1 PM.

Learn the process of making paper, using plant materials for decoration. No charge. Workshop will be held outdoors. Please wear clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. Rain date: Saturday, July 27.

Art Contest Workshop
Saturday, July 20, 2-4 PM (rain date July 27).

Contestants ages 6 through adult in the Job Lane House 300th Anniversary Art Contest are invited to the Job Lane House and grounds to work on their entries. No charge. Inside the house and barn, only pencil sketching and photography are permitted; outdoors, all media are allowed. Deadline for contest entries is September 8. Click here for contest rules or call Judy Barber, Contest Chair, at 508-747-0102.

Bedford Garden Club at the Job Lane Farm Museum
Sunday, July 28, 2 -to 4 p.m.

Kathryn Rifkin, a member of the Garden Club’s team that maintains the historic Lillian Dutton Memorial Herb Garden at the Job Lane Farm Museum will offer visitors who come for a Job Lane House tour some interesting facts about the herb garden. She will be displaying a colonial-style cough syrup made by putting a sprig of sage into vinegar, and offering small tastes of “sun tea” made with lemon balm and lavender — all herbs are from the garden.   Also you will see the newly built raised garden beds built by the Bedford Rotary Club in May.  Check the website for more information at:

Sponsored by Friends of the Job Lane House. For information call 781-275-5643, visit, or find us on Facebook.

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