The Bacons of Bedford: A Bedford Lyceum by Town Historian Sharon McDonald – Sunday, February 1 at 9:30 am

Cited as Bedford's oldest dwelling, the Bacon house still stands proud - Courtesy image
Often cited as Bedford’s oldest dwelling, the Bacon house still stands proud in 2015 – Courtesy image

Submitted by First Parish and the Bedford Historical Society

Bedford Town Historian Sharon McDonald will share little known bits and pieces about the Bacons, one of Bedford’s first Colonial families, interspersed with photographs and readings from letters this Sunday, February 1st, from 9:30-10:50am at the Bedford Lyceum held at the First Parish Church on Bedford Common.

This is a Lyceum for historians, for people who enjoy good stories told by a wonderful storyteller, and for those of us who just plain love Bedford.

The Bacon family was present at the very founding of Bedford, and signed the covenant that established Bedford’s first church in 1729. They were pillars of the community – in more ways than one!! – right down to Abigail Bacon, whom some Bedfordites still remember.

Come and hear some great stories of shoemakers, inventors, benefactors, grand estates, pizza parlors, and more from Bedford Town Historian and First Parishioner and storyteller extraordinaire, Sharon McDonald.

“They trekked every Sunday to make their church visit But they said of the Sabbath, “What a weariness is it.”
So the folks who lived right here nearby the Shawsheen Came together and said “You know what we mean.”
Massachusetts agreed, and they founded a town, Made “Bedford” its name, and that’s how it went down.
“Let’s get organized, you,” said Jonathan Bacon.
So they got down to business and got the show shakin’.
And thereby hangs a tale.”

Sharon will also share some letters and photographs

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