Get old Clocks and Watches Appraised at Historical Society’s Talk on Horology 

Robert Frishman will talk about grandfather clocks and do appraisals of clocks and watches brought in by residents on Sunday, March 19 at the Old Town Hall. Courtesy photo

Submitted by the Bedford Historical Society

Horology, the science of timekeeping, is the fascination of Robert Frishman, who will conduct an “Antiques Roadshow”-style informal appraisal of attendees’ clocks and watches at the end of his lecture, Timekeeping and Timekeepers in Early New England for the Bedford Historical Society

The meeting will be held on Sunday, March 19, in the third-floor Great Room of Old Town Hall, 16 South Rd.  It will be free and open to the public, who are encouraged to bring old clocks and watches for appraisal.  

Doors will open at 2 p.m. for socializing and refreshments (coffee, bottled water, and finger foods in single-serve plastic bags). At around 2:15 p.m., Bedford Historical Society President Tom Kinzer will make a few announcements and conduct a short business meeting to vote on the Society’s proposed new bylaws.  

After that business, he will introduce the guest speaker.       

Frishman will weave into his talk about the grandfather clock on loan to the Society and other antique timepieces in the Society’s collections, including the Lane Clock that hangs in the Great Room – a gift to the Town from Charles Lane when the Old Town Hall was built in 1856 as a school house/town hall. Charles was a great-grandson of Deacon Job Lane, who owned the historic Job Lane house on North Road.  

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