We will be open for Circle the Square on June 15  – 3:30-7:30 PM

Building Medford’s Past, Present and Future: MHSM will bring out their map collections and have resources on how streets, neighborhoods and areas around the city were first built, developed and changed over the years.  Test your knowledge and help us learn more about the street you live on.

World War I Program Series                        Summer 2017


Jointly sponsored by the Medford Public Library and the Medford Historical Society & Museum.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Medford Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and by the City of Medford.


WWI Uniforms and Artifacts at the Medford Historical Society & Museum

June 25-August 27

Many Medford citizens served in the Great War.  The MHSM collections include uniforms, weapons and other artifacts that once belonged to local soldiers.  These items will be on display at the Museum at 10 Governors Ave. on Saturdays from 9-1 and Sundays from 12-4, beginning on Sunday, June 25.


WWI Poster Exhibit at the Library

June 26-August 31

During WWI, the Medford Public Library was a distribution point for war-related publications and posters.   A selection of these graphic treasures will be on display in the library’s rear hallway and display case during the summer.



The Human Face of the Great War

With Dan LeClerc

Wednesday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the Medford Public Library

The unprecedented and shocking human cost of World War 1 had a deep impact on culture, art, literature and contemporary geo-political reality.  The shock waves of this massive loss of life and collateral suffering resonates to this day. This hour-long presentation will examine the impact of this tragic war.


The Yankee Division in the Great War

With Dan LeClerc

Wednesday, July 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Medford Public Library

When the call went out for American soldiers to fight in Europe in 1917, the Yankee Division was the first to organize and take to the battle line.  The Division included soldiers from Medford.   This presentation will look at the highlights of the Yankee Division in action.


Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen

With Christopher Capozolla

Tuesday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Medford Public Library

In this lecture, based on his recent book, author Christopher Capozolla will tell the story of the mobilization of the American home front in the Great War.   Americans of the World War I era created a new American state – and new ways of being American citizens.


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