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February 15, 2018

Thanks to the Medford Arts Council, MHSM received two grants for our “Mapping Medford” project and the Lydia Maria Child exhibit which opens in May/June 2018. 

Please consider donating through our new Paypal account. Or, mail to 10 Governors Avenue, Medford, MA 02155.

Come by and see our ongoing exhibit: “The Twentieth Century is History” open Sundays 12-4 PM. A special feature is a display of “Ginny Dolls” and doll clothes made in Medford.

Coming up:

Tuesday, February 27
7:00 PM – Carroll’s Restaurant, 21 Main Street, Medford
(note the new location of the event)
Jordan Marsh: the World’s Largest Department Store
Presented by Anthony Sammarco Boston author and historian. His book, Jordan Marsh, the World’s Largest Store tells the story of the store that opened in 1851, before the Civil War, and eventually made its home on the corner of Washington Street in Downtown Crossing. Always a destination for shoppers who went into town, the five story building, designed by Winslow & Wethell, was the first of a new concept, the department store, with its many departments under one roof.  Come and enjoy this history adventure as only Mr. Sammarco presents it.

Free Admission to the event; food and beverages at Carroll’s not included. Be sure to come early if you wish to have dinner before the presentation.

Also coming up on March 2!

For all MHSM programs, click on our Events page.


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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