• House Marker Program

    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.

October 25, 2018 – The Peter Tufts House is now on the Market. Learn more here and read  more about MHSM’s decision to put it on the market here.


Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 10 am
Walking Tour: Lydia Maria Child’s Medford
Meet at Riverside Ave Plaza, between River Street and City Hall Plaza
The tour, led by MHSM Programs Committee member, Nancy White, covers Medford during the period of Lydia’s birth (1802), the people who were influential in her education, religious and social development, and the institutions that were present in Medford Square during the early nineteenth century.  Free and open to the public.

Sunday, November 4, 2018, at 2:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Medford, 147 High Street, Medford
“History of the Unitarian Church of Medford: Lucy, George and the Judge”
The Reverend Hank Pierce will speak on the importance of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Medford in the life and history of the community by focusing on three members of its community. These three often overlooked individuals made a lasting impact on the church congregations, our city and our nation. His talk will be on the lives and legacies of Lucy Osgood, George Luther Sterns, and Judge Lawrence Brooks. Reverend Hank Pierce is the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading and previously served the Medford church for 12 years.  Refreshments follow. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the Food Pantry which is sponsored by this historic church.


Learn more about the programs for Lydia Maria Child: Author & Abolitionist including the Exhibit “Gathering up the Fragments”, talks and walking tours on our Events page.

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.

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

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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