February 22, 2024
- We are open 1:00-4:00 PM every Sunday. Come by to see our new exhibits and chat with volunteers who can help with research.
- The Lydia Maria Child talk by Prof. Lydia Moland on 9/14 was recorded by C-Span. You can now see it here.
- Spring 2024 programs are now listed on the Events page here.
- Our own Medford Municipal Records Collection are now available and digitized and continues to be updated by our awesome volunteer Will Tenney.
- House Histories and Fascinating Finds: View a video of the lecture on house histories here. Download a copy of the accompanying handout in PDF format here.
- Learn about our Historical Marker Program here.
- Do you know about our Books and Resources page? Many questions can be answered by our ever-growing digitized resources. All back issues of our newsletters can be found here.
- Make a donation to MHSM via Paypal.
Finding My Medford Roots
Speaker: Patricia Saunders, Local Photographer and Author
Sunday, March 10, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
MHSM, 10 Governors Avenue
Edward H. Larkin, the 10th Mayor of Medford (1927-1931), was born in Boston, MA in 1877 to Patrick and Isabelle Larkin. While working in Boston as an agent for the Railway Express at South Station, Edward met Mary Agnes Dyer who was born in Medford in 1871 to Patrick and Maria Dyer. The Larkins were Patricia Saunders maternal great grandparents and through her extensive ancestry research she was able to find relatives she never knew she had. Saunders will speak of their journey, how they lived and died, and the hardships they endured.
Patricia Saunders was born in Boston and grew up in Medford. She was one of the founding members of the formerly known Medford Arts Center, Inc. She is a local photographer who currently lives in Tewksbury near her children and grandchildren. Saunders authored Medford, Then and Now (2005) and co-authored Medford Through Time (2016)
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Thanks to the Medford Arts Council for its continued support
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 Power of Truth: Early Diversity in a Medford Neighborhood, February 2024
Murder at the Harvard Medical School, April 2023
Black Heritage Trail Virtual Tour, February 2022
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.