An historical series featuring Medford Abolitionists and Heroes of the Civil War
Presented by: Medford Historical Society & Museum, Medford Public Library, Royall House and Slave Quarters, West Medford Community Center, and the Medford Arts Council.

EXHIBIT HOURS: Sundays, 12:00 – 4:00 PM or by appointment
Medford Historical Society & Museum, 10 Governors Avenue

SUMMER WALKING TOURS: led by Dee Morris, historian
Medford Square: Always Looking towards Tomorrow
Saturdays, July 27, August 17, 2019.  10:00 AM.
Meet in Medford Square, at Century Bank, 1 Salem Street

A city square provides a community with the “stuff” that defines daily life.  Goods and services certainly morph over time as new needs emerge.  Our ionic rum distillery and the Royal Oak Tavern are no more, yet there are physical reminders of our history that co-exist with contemporary landmarks.  Join us for a fresh look at the Square that combines a nod to the past with some lively conversation about the future.

Lydia Maria Child: Author & Abolitionist Series
Exhibit: “Gathering up the Fragments” EXTENDED THROUGH SUMMER 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. 

EXHIBIT HOURS: Sundays, 12 noon – 4:00 PM or by appointment
Medford Historical Society & Museum, 10 Governors Avenue.

Lydia Maria Child: Author & Abolitionist  and the “Stearns, Shaw and the Hallowells” exhibits 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.


September Author/Lecture
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 1:00 PM, Medford Senior Center, 101 Riverside Avenue
Historian, author, and Medford resident Stephanie Schorow will share the captivating story of a ragtag gang of petty thieves who committed the largest robbery in the United States on January 19, 1950 in Boston’s North End neighborhood.  It was nearly the perfect crime.  Join us at the Senior Center to learn how the robbery ‘went down’ and the Medford connection. Sponsored by the Medford Council on Aging, the Medford Public Library, and MHSM


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