Job Lane House Reopens on Sunday, June 27

Bedford’s Job Lane House, a town-owned historic house museum, was built in 1713 by Job Lane. It is situated on land acquired from Governor John Winthrop, one of Bedford’s earliest settlers, by Job Lane’s grandfather (also named Job) in 1664

 

June 27th is the day! The day the Job Lane Farm Museum opens for the summer.

The tour guides are very excited. They’re shaking out their colonial clothing, and getting acquainted with the changes that have taken place in the house since it closed more than a year ago. (Here is a new antique hand-woven coverlet… Here is a pair of Windsor chairs owned by Col. Francis Lane two centuries ago…  Here is the newly updated story of Job Lane’s ancient Bible…)

The “Garden Ladies” from the Bedford Garden Club have been working right through the pandemic to beautiful effect. Right now the roses are fragrant and Lillian Dutton’s vintage herb garden is blooming. Take a stroll through the grounds, or bring a picnic to enjoy under the apple tree.

You are also invited to come for a guided tour. The house and barn are open 2 to 4 o’clock every 2nd and 4th Sunday through October, or by appointment. (There is a suggested $4 donation.) In addition, on the second Sunday, drop-in children’s programs are offered in the barn.

But if you are one of the special individuals who love colonial history and would like to learn more Bedford history, keep reading.

The museum is looking for a few new tour guides. You will pair with an experienced guide who can help you learn the Lane/Dutton story. You’ll receive a copy of the highly prized secret resource notebook. And when you feel you are ready, you’ll lead a small group of visitors off on your first solo tour!

For more information on visiting the Job Lane House or becoming a tour guide, contact Sharon McDonald at 781-275-5643 or shar.mcd77@gmail.com.

~ Submitted by the Friends of the Job Lane House

 


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