MHSM Civil War Photo Collection

You can now access all our Civil War photos on Digital Commonwealth.

Sketching in the Garden

From the MHSM photo collection. Kids sketching in the garden ca. 1912.

Historic House Markers

Display your pride in Medford's History. Order a historical marking showing the date your house was built. Historic House Marker Program.

Slave Trade Letters

This six-year correspondence between Timothy Fitch, a Medford resident, and a ship captain of Fitch named Peter Gwinn occurred between January, 1759 and October 1765. See the letters with transcriptions.

Pitch, Tar and Tallow

In the nineteenth century, Medford's two main industries included rum-making and ship-building. Read more here.

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April 22, 2021–Happy Spring!

Check out the new brochure for the house marker program HERE. You can see examples of house markers all over Medford.

MHSM is excited to feature the Concord Museum’s April 19, 1775 exhibit. Check out the virtual tour here.

Learn about our Virtual HISTORY BOOK GROUP on 5/19 our events page.  Co-sponsored by the Medford Historical Society & Museum and the Friends of the Medford Public Library. Each is presented on Zoom and you must register on Eventbrite in advance. 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.

Virtual Author Lectures are all Co-sponsored by the Medford Historical Society & Museum and the Friends of the Medford Public Library. They will be presented on Zoom and you must register on Eventbrite in advance. See all our upcoming events and how to register here,
or call 781-866-3155 if you need assistance.


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The Story of Sarah Bradlee Fulton

Featuring Laura Duggan

Thursday, May 6 – 7:00 PM

Register on Eventbrite.

MHSM Annual Meeting and Update 2021

Featuring Barbara Kerr

Friday, May 21, 7:00 PM

Register on Eventbrite.

See more upcoming events and how to register here

Canada Goose on the George Green Building at 30 Main Street in Medford Square. Built ca. 1830. Photo taken April 21, 2021.

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.


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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.