• Laborers, Civil War

    MHSM Civil War Photo Collection

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

January 30, 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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MARCH Fundraiser – 4th Annual “Trivia Night”
Medford Senior Center, 101 Riverside Avenue,
Saturday, March 28, 2020, 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:30)

Join us for the 4th Annual “Trivia Night” sponsored by the Friends of the Medford Public Library and MHSM. We will do our best to create the old Library atmosphere at the spacious and inviting Senior

Beer, wine, soft drinks, and additional refreshments are included in the $20.00 admission fee. Raffle tickets are 3 for $5, 15 for $10.00. The proceeds
are shared by our two organizations and will support future programs. This event is for age 21+. a photo or description, or leave a call-back message at 781-391-8739.

See more on the FB event page.


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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