This local historical society was organized in 1896 by concerned citizens from the city of Medford, Massachusetts. Their purpose was to collect and preserve the history of this historic city, to correct the myths that had grown up over the years, to build a historical library, to collect the artifacts of local history, and to celebrate historical anniversaries.
Historic House Markers
Display your pride in Medford's History. Order a historical marker showing the date your house was built. Historic House Marker Program.
Slave Trade Letters
This six-year correspondence between Timothy Fitch, a Medford resident, and a ship captain of Fitch named Peter Gwinn occurred between January, 1759 and October 1765. See the letters with transcriptions.
Pitch, Tar and Tallow
In the nineteenth century Medford was famous for two things: making wonderful rum and building fast-sailing ships. Read more about Medford
Routine Maintenance Advice for Owners of Historic Homes. Wednesday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Medford Historical Society and Museum, 10 Governors Ave.
Medford in Winter : An Exhibit by Local Artists. December - January at the Medford Historical Society and Museum, 10 Governors Ave.
Collection Chat : The Great Man’s Chamber Pot (and Other Observations on Plumbing) with Barbara Kerr. Sunday, January 11 at 1:00 p.m. at the Medford Historical Society and Museum, 10 Governors Ave.
A History of Howard Johnson's with Anthony Sammarco. Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 7:00 PM at 10 Governor’s Ave.
Details and event lists on our Events page.