Upcoming at MHSM                        Fall 2017

Currently at MHSM:
The Twentieth Century is History, from MHSM’s Collection
Sundays, 12:00-4:00 PM at MHSM
This new exhibit celebrates twentiethcentury memorabilia from the MHSM collection with a focus on commerce when Medford moved out of the era of bricks, rum, and shipbuilding. Do you remember Ginny dolls, Volpe’s Fruit, Midget Car Racing, and the Bal-A-Roue Roller Rink? On-going through December.

Thank you! “The 20th Century is History” exhibit is supported in part by grants from the Medford Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  

Wednesday, November 8
Panel PresentationHigh School Pigskin Rivalry: Medford and Malden Battle It Out in the Historic 130th Game”
6:30 PM, at the Medford Public Library
This is about a storied high school football rivalry in Massachusetts, which this year celebrates the 130th battle between the Medford Mustangs and the Malden Golden Tornadoes.  Meet the coaches (Jason Nascimento from Medford and Bill Manchester from Malden), along with players and alumni from both teams, who will explain why this game is the most important one of the season—for the players, the coaches, the alumni and fans.  Christopher Hurley, sports editor for the Medford Transcript, and David Fedo, Vice President of the Medford Historical Society & Museum, will co-lead the panel.  Malden currently leads the series by 64-55-10, but both teams will be keyed up and rarin’ to go.  Come to hear the pre-game strategies, as both sides in the competition discuss the historical tradition which has made this athletic contest so special.

Friday, December 8
MHSM Annual Holiday Party and Talk: “James Pierpont in Medford”
7:00 PM, at MHSM, 10 Governors Avenue
Speaker:  Kyna Hamill, a long-time MHSM member and on the faculty at Boston University, has recently published an article on her extensive research into the first performances of “One Horse Open Sleigh” in the mid nineteenth-century blackface minstrel halls of Boston.  Learn more about James Pierpont, the man who wrote “Jingle Bells,” and his connections to Medford, Savannah and nineteenth-century music.  Holiday refreshments and good conversation follow.  MHSM members, guests and those interested in Medford History are all welcome. 



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