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
The Last Muster: Images of the Revolutionary War Generation. A Lecture by Maureen Taylor Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 2:00 PM, 10 Governors Avenue.
6th Annual MHSM Bike Tour. September 20, 2014, 9:45 AM, Meet at Whole Foods, 2151 Mystic Valley Parkway.
Letters to Medford: 1855, Adapted by Kyna Hamill & Directed by Wanda Strukus; Art Installation by Hannah Verlin. Fridays & Saturdays | October 17, 18, 24, & 25, 10 Governors Avenue.
Oak Grove Cemetery Walking Tour : Friendly Spirits of Oak Grove Cemetery. Sunday, October 5, 2014 2:00 PM, Meet at Playstead Road entrance.
Details and event lists on our Events page.