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

Lydia Maria Child: Author & Abolitionist Series

Exhibit: “Gathering up the Fragments” June 21, 2018-March 31, 2019
Learn how Lydia Maria Child, a Medford-born daughter of a baker, became one of the most important writers and activists in nineteenth-century America. Special focus is given to her portraits and personal items. 


Saturdays: October 6, & November 3, 2018, 10:00 AM – Noon
Walking Tour: Lydia Maria Child’s Medford
Meet at Riverside Ave Plaza, between River Street and City Hall Plaza
The tour, led by MHSM Programs Committee member, Nancy White, covers Medford during the period of Lydia’s birth (1802), the people who were influential in her education, religious and social development, and the institutions that were present in Medford Square during the early nineteenth century.  Free and open to the public.

Throughout July and August 2018, MHSM will be open on Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 – 4:00 PM.
Additional tours by special arrangement.

Lydia Maria Child: Author & Abolitionist are 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.

Lydia Maria Child: Author & Abolitionist is also funded by the Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund.



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