Laborers, Civil War
House Marker Program
Laborers, Civil War
MHSM Civil War Photo Collection

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

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Sketching in the Garden

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

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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.

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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.

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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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July 21, 2021

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. 

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!

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


NEXT!

Stay tuned for information on programming in fall 2021.

 

MHSM GAR wooden Eagle statue. Photo by Mike Ryan.

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.