• 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.

November 27, 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. Please consider donating to MHSM at our Paypal link.  We count on members and donations to thrive!

‘Tis the season! Learn more about new research on Jingle Bells here.


Friday, December 7, 2018 7:00 PM
Medford Historical Society & Museum, 10 Governors Avenue
“Annual Holiday party and Featured Speaker”
Join us for our annual holiday party featuring a talk by Prof. Andrew McClellan, Professor of Art History at Tufts University. Based on his book, Jumbo: Marvel, Myth, & Mascot (2014), learn the story of how the carcass of Jumbo the Elephant was a gift to Tufts College in 1889 from founding trustee and benefactor P.T. Barnum and became the most famous college mascot in the US. Followed by holiday refreshments, and a chance to meet new and greet old friends.


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.

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


Medford Historical Society | 10 Governors Avenue | Medford, Massachusetts | 02155