• 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.

October 1, 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.


Author/Lecture: The Boston Italians
Friday, October 19 at 1:00 PM, at the Medford Senior Center, 101 Riverside Avenue
Stephen Puleo’s highly-praised book, The Boston Italians, has wide-spread appeal. Mr. Puleo tells the important story of the Boston Italians from their earliest years, when a largely illiterate and impoverished people in a strange land recreated the bonds of villages and regions in the cramped quarters of the North End and rose to become prosperous and productive citizens of Boston and cities beyond, including Medford. Co-sponsored by MHSM with the Medford Public Library.  Both the Library and MHSM are happy to offer this program as part of Medford CACHE’s October Arts Across Medford series. Limited tickets available:  Please call 781-396-6010


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.

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

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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