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April 21, 2018

We are under a bit of construction for the next 6 weeks, but the upstairs is open for research.  

The next batch of photos from the Civil War Collection are now available to see on Digital Commonwealth. (Over 1600 and more coming soon. For questions about the collection email: cwphotos@medfordhistorical.org, to learn more about the collection click here.

Thanks to the Medford Arts Council, MHSM received two grants for our “Mapping Medford” project, which will occur on June 10 and the Lydia Maria Child exhibit which opens on June 21.  Stay tuned for more information.

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

Coming up:

Sunday, April 22
2:00 PM – Now at the West Medford Community Center (new location) 111 Arlington Street
West Medford Memories with Oscar Greene
Author and Memoirist, Oscar Greene has 99 years of history to share. Moving to Medford as a young man, he was part of the proud neighborhood community of African-American people recognized far and wide as a standard for race relations. Every gathering with Mr. Green gives us reason to be celebrate his life in West Medford. His work has appeared in newspapers, magazines and anthologies and he is the author of several books, including House of Strangers, Hampton and the War Years, From Homecoming to Twilight, and Ruby: A Love Story.


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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