• Laborers, Civil War

    MHSM Civil War Photo Collection

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

September 5, 2019 – The latest newsletter will be delivered soon. Please join us at the new line-up of events in Fall 2019.

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The Brink’s Robbery, the Crime of the Century
Thursday, September 19, 1:00 PM
Medford Senior Center, 101 Riverside Avenue
Historian, author, and Medford resident Stephanie Schorow will share the captivating story of a ragtag gang of petty thieves who committed the largest robbery in the United States in January 1950 in Boston’s North End neighborhood. It was nearly the perfect crime. Join us at the Senior Center to learn how the robbery ‘went down’ and the Medford connection.
Jointly sponsored by the Medford Council on Aging, the Medford Public Library, and MHSM


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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