September 19, 2021
Come by and see our table at the Mystic River Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 12-4 PM at the Condon Shell. Test your knowledge of Medford history and learn about volunteer opportunities.
Check out two community events by friends of ours on Saturday, October 2:
Sarah Bradlee Fulton Day from 10 AM-1 PM.
UU Church Osgood House Open House at 141 High Street from 2-4 PM.
Although the main hall is still closed for renovation, MHSM is now open for in person appoints for research only on Sundays between 12-4 PM. Please go to our contacts page to get in touch with us. Please give us at least a week in advance for request of appointments.
Have you seen the bright new colors of the MHSM Building at 10 Governors Avenue?
Wait! Have you checked out all our Books and Resources page? Many of your questions can be answered by our ever-growing digitized resources located there!
Crossroads in Community: What “Then” Says to Us “Now”
Co-sponsored by the West Medford Community Center, the Medford Historical Society & Museum, and the Royall House and Slave Quarters
Royall House and Slave Quarters Virtual Tour: A View of the African American Presence in Colonial Medford
Thursday, October 21, 7:00-8:30 PM
West Medford, Then and Now: A Roundtable Conversation with Members of the Local Community
Friday, October 29, 7:00-8:30 PM
Pride and Poetry of the Ville: An Evening with Medford’s Poet Laureate and Friends
Friday, November 5, 7:00-8:30 PM
Join three of Medford’s signature cultural organizations for a powerful series of conversations, explorations, and perspectives on the convergence of neighborhood, race, legacy, equity, social justice, and change. Follow this trio of Zoom presentations over the course of three evenings as we highlight aspects of Medford’s dynamic Black history from colonial times to the current day.
All programs presented virtually via Zoom.
Find out more and sign up for the programs on our EVENTS page.
History Book Group 2021 via Zoom
Co-sponsored by the Medford Historical Society & Museum and the Friends of the Medford Public Library. We will gather via Zoom. Participants must register on Eventbrite in advance and the zoom link will be sent. Books for each session will be available at the Library at the beginning of the previous month. Call the Library at 781-395-7950 to have a copy checked out to you for no-contact pickup or if you need assistance registering.
Theme for Fall 2021: “Lives Lived”
See further details on our Events page
Wednesday, October 20, 7:00 PM
The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art by Ingrid Rowland and Noah Charney
Published in 2017
Thanks to the Medford Arts Council for its support in 2021
These programs are supported 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.
The Return of the Moguls/Dan Kennedy. January 13.
Bald Eagles of Mystic Lakes/John Harrison, March 24.
Election 2020/Robert Turner, April 21.
The Story of Sarah Bradlee Fulton/Laura Duggan, May 6.
Our Medford,” written by Medford teacher Michael Coates is for kids and anyone interested in an illustrated introduction to Medford History.
The book began to be used in the Medford grade 3 classrooms in fall 2016.
Click here to view the book online. Printed copies are available for $20 at MHSM. All proceeds benefit MHSM’s educational programs.
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.