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

Sunday, June 9, 2019, 2:00-4:00 PM
West Medford Community Center, 111 Arlington Street,
Music from the Heart: Rediscovering the ‘Calhoun Plantation Songs’ presents spirituals compiled by Emily Hallowell, Edward’s daughter, when she taught in Alabama’s Calhoun Colored School in the 1890s. A live performance will recreate these sacred folk songs after Dee Morris highlights Emily’s life-changing adventure.

SUMMER WALKING TOURS: led by Dee Morris, historian
Medford Square: Always Looking towards Tomorrow
Saturdays, June 22, July 20, 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.


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