Submitted by the Bedford Historical Society
The community is invited to hear Stephen Kenney, the director of the Commonwealth Museum on Wednesday, February 26th, in Fellowship Hall of the First Church of Christ, Congregational at 25 The Great Road in Bedford. The evening will begin with refreshments and socializing at 7:15pm, followed by our program for the evening, beginning at 7:45pm.
Dr. Kenney will speak about the rare and national treasures on display at the Commonwealth Museum in Boston. The museum’s current exhibit, Our Commonwealth – The Massachusetts Experiment in Demoncracy, from 1620 – Today, traces Massachusetts’ experience through the colonial, revolutionary, federal and nineteenth century reform periods.
The lecture will describe the “foundation documents” on display at the museum, including the 1780 Massachusetts Constitution authored by John Adams. This document is the oldest written constitution in the world still functioning as a structural foundation of government. As in the museum exhibits, the lecture combines historical analysis with “facts that entertain.”
Historical Society programs are free and opened to the public. Please join us, and bring a friend!