Bedford Historical Society Announces 2014-2015 Program Schedule

Submitted by the Bedford Historical Society

HistSoc logoThe Bedford Historical Society’s new program year is guaranteed to be an exciting one, full of interesting and thought-provoking talks, a joint program with another community group, a special dinner and two tours, according to Society President Don Corey.

With the exception of the Society’s Holiday Party and the April, 2015 program, all events will be held in the First Church of Christ, Congregational’s Upper Fellowship Hall, 25 The Great Rd., starting at 7:15 pm with refreshments (and then brief announcements at 7:45 pm with the guest speaker to follow).

These events are open to the public.  Because the October, 2014 and May, 2015 programs both include dinner, guests and potential new Society members are asked to notify the Society’s office ( or 781-275-7276) if they would like to attend.

Wednesday evening, Sept. 24, 2014:

  • History Day Students from Bedford High School will describe their projects.
  • Lynne Spencer and Patrick Guthrie of Spencer & Vogt, architects and preservation specialists will speak on the Bedford Depot restoration project.

Wednesday evening, Oct. 22, 2014, 6 pm:

  • Joint dinner meeting with the Bedford Garden Club.
  • John Forti, Curator of Historic Landscapes at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH will speak on “Historic Landscapes – Creating a Sense of Time and Place.”
  • A joint tour with the Garden Club to the Strawbery Banke Museum houses and gardens is being arranged for June, 2015, date TBD.    

Holiday Party, date TBD:

  • At the home of Nat and Judy Brown.

Wednesday evening, Feb. 25, 2015:

  • Ron McAdow, former Executive Director of Sudbury Valley Trustees, will present: “The History of our Landscape: Massachusetts’ Land and Wildlife.”

Wednesday evening, March 25, 2015:

  • Lincoln historian and author Rick Wiggin will talk on “Embattled Farmers: Campaign and Profiles of Revolutionary Soldiers from Lincoln who also have ties to Bedford.”

Sunday afternoon, April 26, 2015, Old Town Hall meeting room, 2 pm:

  • Historical Society and Conservation Commission member Lori Eggert will speak on Bedford’s Old Burying Ground.
  • Tour to follow to the cemetery.  Walk from Old Town Hall or park in bank parking lot near cemetery.

Tuesday evening, May 26, 6 pm:

  • Pot luck supper starting with punch and appetizers at 6 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm.
  • Bedford Historical Society Annual Meeting at 7:30.
  • Speaker to follow:  Anthony Amore, Director of Security at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and author of Stealing Rembrandts on famous art thefts

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