Events

Upcoming Spring 2018

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 the spring.

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.  

Coming up:

Tuesday, February 27
7:00 PM – Carroll’s Restaurant, 21 Main Street, Medford
(note the new location of the event)
Jordan Marsh: the World’s Largest Department Store
Presented by Anthony Sammarco Boston author and historian. His book, Jordan Marsh, the World’s Largest Store tells the story of the store that opened in 1851, before the Civil War, and eventually made its home on the corner Of Washington Street in Downtown Crossing. Always a destination for shoppers who went into town, the five story building, designed by Winslow & Wethell, was the first of a new concept, the department store, with its many departments under one roof.  Come and enjoy this history adventure as only Mr. Sammarco presents it.

Free Admission to the event; food and beverages at Carroll’s not included. Be sure to come early if you wish to have dinner before the presentation.

Friday, March 2
6:30-8:30 PM

Saturday, April 7 (new date!)
7:00 PM – Medford Public Library
Trivia Night Fundraiser
MHSM and the Medford Public Library will again join forces for a fundraising “Trivia Night”. Enjoy a fun and sometimes hilarious night out in Medford with friends and neighbors. Ages 18 and older. Light refreshments included in the $20.00 admission price. Soft drinks, beer and wine sold at the Circulation Desk.  Raffle tickets 3 for $5.00, 15 for $10.00. Tickets will be on sale at the Library beginning March 1. They will also be available at the door.

Sunday, April 22
2:00 PM – MHSM 10 Governors Avenue
West Medford Memories with Oscar Greene
Author and Memoirist, Oscar Greene has 99 years of history to share. Moving to Medford as a young man, he was part of the proud neighborhood community of African-American people recognized far and wide as a standard for race relations. Every gathering with Mr. Green gives us reason to be celebrate his life in West Medford. His work has appeared in newspapers, magazines and anthologies and he is the author of several books, including House of Strangers, Hampton and the War Years, From Homecoming to Twilight, and Ruby: A Love Story.

Friday, May 18
7:00 PM – MHSM 10 Governors Avenue
Annual Meeting
Join us for a recap of the highlights of 2017/18, a guest speaker, elections of officers and a PARTY. Open to all — members and non-members.  We hope to see you there!

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