Historical Society seeks historic homes

Bedford is a town with a lot of history since it was incorporated in 1750. On Saturday, Sept. 19, the Bedford Historical Society will host a self-guided tour of Bedford’s old houses, barns, cemeteries and sites of historic interest as a major fundraising event in support of the Historical Society. The tour won’t be confined just to Bedford’s beautiful and historic town center; it is hoped to include places of interest that may be off the beaten path, including many of the beautiful antique homes throughout the town.

Do you have an antique home to show off? Anyone willing to open their home that day or knows of a historical artifact that could be included in the tour, is asked to contact Margaret Goodrich at 471-6336 or email bhs@bedfordhistoricalnh.org. Does anyone know where the dinosaur footprint is at the top of Bell Hill Road or the Indian tower on Strawberry Hill Road? Do you know where the oldest Bedford house is located? Did you know that they used to grow hops in Bedford? Mark your calendar for Sept. 19 and find the answers to some of these questions, plus learn a lot more about Bedford’s history.