• Laborers, Civil War

    MHSM Civil War Photo Collection

    You can now access all of our Civil War photos on Digital Commonwealth.

April 30, 2020 –

Please NOTE: To protect the public and follow State orders regarding the spread of Covid-19, MHSM will continue to be closed to the public until further notice.  

Check out our events page to see what has been postponed.

In the news – MHSM and Tufts have partnered to store the Civil War Photo Collection on the Tufts Campus.  Learn more here.

The Lydia Maria Child Society has released their latest newsletter with a piece about her scrapbook at MHSM. Read the LMCS_Newsletter_here.  



We are proud of this popular book, “Our Medford,” written by Medford teacher Michael 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 $20 at MHSM.  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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