• Laborers, Civil War

    MHSM Civil War Photo Collection

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

March 17, 2020 –

Please NOTE: To protect the public and follow State orders regarding the spread of Covid-19, we have postponed all events through the end of April. Stay tuned for further updates. MHSM will also remain closed to the public on Sundays until further notice.   

To put things in perspective, see this clipping from the Boston Globe December 30, 1918 during the Spanish Flu epidemic. Please stay safe!


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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.

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We are proud of this popular book, “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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