Friday, December 7, 2018 7:00 PM
Medford Historical Society & Museum, 10 Governors Avenue
“Annual Holiday party and Featured Speaker”
Join us for our annual holiday party featuring a talk by Prof. Andrew McClellan, Professor of Art History at Tufts University. Based on his book, Jumbo: Marvel, Myth, & Mascot (2014), learn the story of how the carcass of Jumbo the Elephant was a gift to Tufts College in 1889 from founding trustee and benefactor P.T. Barnum and became the most famous college mascot in the US. Followed by holiday refreshments, and a chance to meet new and greet old friends.
Lydia Maria Child: Author & Abolitionist Series
Exhibit: “Gathering up the Fragments” June 21, 2018-March 31, 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.
Lydia Maria Child: Author & Abolitionist 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.