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November 24, 2017

Giving Thanks: We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers who give their time throughout the year to MHSM. In this season of giving, please remember the Medford Historical Society & Museum runs entirely on volunteer power and memberships. MHSM receives no support from the City of Medford to preserve the city’s history. We’ve tried to make it easier this year to donate through Paypal.  Or, mail to 10 Governors Avenue, Medford, MA 02155.

Come by and see our new 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.

Check out the new “Medford Brick by Brick” bike tour, now downloadable as a pdf Medford Bike Tour 2017. Thanks to the Medford Arts Council for their support.

COMING UP at the Medford Historical Society & Museum

Check out all our upcoming programs here.
Friday, December 8
MHSM Annual Holiday Party and Talk: “James Pierpont in Medford”
7:00 PM, at MHSM, 10 Governors Avenue
Speaker:  Kyna Hamill, a long-time MHSM member and on the faculty at Boston University, has recently published an article on her extensive research into the first performances of “One Horse Open Sleigh” in the mid nineteenth-century blackface minstrel halls of Boston.  Learn more about James Pierpont, the man who wrote “Jingle Bells,” and his connections to Medford, Savannah and nineteenth-century music.  Holiday refreshments and good conversation follow.  MHSM members, guests and those interested in Medford History are all welcome.

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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