• Laborers, Civil War

    MHSM Civil War Photo Collection

    You can now access all of our Civil War photos on Digital Commonwealth.

January 21, 2020 – We are happy to be completing a CPA project in 2020, but we could always use a little more private help…as they did in 1919. Thanks to all the support our members have given us since 1919. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2020.

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The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. Event plans for the recognition of this milestone have rekindled reminiscences across the country. While few of those who served in the war (military and civilian) survive today, their memory and the memories left with their families are very much with us. MHSM plans to share its WWII collection in the coming year and invites Medford families to share their memorabilia and WWII period items for possible inclusion in this exhibit.

If you have items from WWII or from the war years that you are willing to share with our volunteer curators for consideration as an exhibit loan, please come by  or call MHSM, 10 Governors Avenue, on any one of the dates below:

Sunday, January 26, between 1:00 and 3:00 PM
Please bring your items or a photo or description, or leave a call-back message at 781-391-8739


Learn more about the programs for Lydia Maria Child: Author & Abolitionist including the Exhibit “Gathering up the Fragments”.
Lydia Maria Child: Author & Abolitionist is funded in part by a grant from the Medford Arts Council, a local commission that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the City of Medford. Funding is also provided by the Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund.

Medford history book released!


We are proud to introduce “Our Medford,” written by Medford teacher Michael Coates for kids and anyone interested in an illustrated introduction to Medford History.

The book began to be used in the Medford grade 3 classrooms in fall 2016.

Click here to view the book online. Printed copies are available for $20 at MHSM.  All proceeds benefit MHSM’s educational programs.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Medford Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.MAC_MCC_logo

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