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September 12, 2017

MHSM is featured in this month’s Military Images Magazine with a story by Ron Coddington on Samuel Crocker Lawrence’s photo collection. The issue can be viewed at MHSM.  Email cwphotos@medfordhistorical.org if you have questions about the Civil War photo collection.

A new article on the blackface minstrel roots of “Jingle Bells” has been published by MHSM member, Kyna Hamill. Email contactus@medfordhistorical.org if you would like a copy to read.

View the new Tufts online exhibit on John Brown and George L. Stearns.   The exhibit features items from MHSM’s collection.

COMING UP at the Medford Historical Society & Museum

Check out all our upcoming fall programs here.


Wednesday, September 20
“Medicine, Mourning and Memory and the Legacy of the Great War”, with Dan Leclerc
7:00 PM at the Medford Public Library
The development of weapons of mass destruction caused a whole new kind of damage to the minds and bodies of combatants and a very deep impact on the emotional life of families, destroyed towns and patterns of mourning and remembrance for years to come.   The concept of “Total War” came out of that period and still haunts us today. We will look at the medical challenges, the psychological damage faced by the survivors, and the patterns of remembrance which are still in place as we commemorate the 100th Anniversary of that tragic war. 

Wednesday, September 27
Book Signing
7:00-8:30 PM, MHSM, 10 Governors Avenue
Local authors Douglas L. Heath and Alison C. Simcox will present their new book, The Lost Mill Village of Middlesex Fells, at MHSM. In the book, Heath and Simcox trace the history of Haywardville–foundations, millruns and ponds and waterfalls–all preserved within the Middlesex Fells Reservation. 

Medford history book released!


We are proud to introduce “Our Medford,” written by Medford teacher Mike 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 sale at MHSM for $20.  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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