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Learn more about accessing information on your house in the lecture on House Histories and Fascinating Finds.
View a video of the lecture here. Need the Handout? Download a copy of the accompanying handout in PDF format here.




Poetry Reading and Fundraiser
Friday, September 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
10 Governors Avenue

Max Heinegg,  poet, singer-songwriter, and recording artist will launch his new book Going There (Lily Poetry Review) at MHSM on 9/29 and read selections from it. Musical guests and friends will also be featured. Medford Brewing Company will generously donate beer for those 21+ in attendance. Donations of $10 to help support the Historical Society are appreciated.  Spaces are limited to 35.  Sign up at Eventbrite here.


Civil War Photojournalism: Selections from the MHSM Civil War Photo Collection.
Speaker: Jay Stott, MHSM Board Member
Thursday, October 12, 7:00 p.m.
Charlotte and William Bloomberg Medford Public Library

Encounter Medford Historical Society & Museum’s national treasure, our Civil War Photo Collection as never before and hone your history detective skills. Join us to see selected images from the collection through the photographers’ eyes, as they intended it to be seen and experienced.  The photos are a direct witness to the people, places, and events of the American Civil War. Learn about the technical and physical challenges the photographers faced and the choices they made to ply a rapidly evolving craft, then barely twenty years old. Explore some of the hidden stories their photos tell. It promises to be a unique evening not to be missed.
Tickets at Eventbrite here.  Space is limited!
Co-Sponsored by the GAR Hall and the Museum of Lynn


Inferno: The Great Boston Fire of 1872
Author/Speaker: Anthony Sammarco, Historian and Author
Wednesday, November 8,  7:00 p.m.,
Charlotte and William Bloomberg Medford Public Library

The Great Boston Fire of 1872 destroyed sixty-five acres of land in Boston, from Washington Street, between Summer Street and Milk Street, fanning eastward towards the wharves projecting into Boston Harbor.  The fire is said to have destroyed 776 buildings in Boston’s downtown, causing of $73 million in damage ($1,682,000,000 in 2022 dollars), killing an estimated twenty people, leading to stricter building regulations in Boston.
Tickets at Eventbrite here.


An Evening at the Museum Toy Drive & Fundraiser:
A History of Medford in 5 Objects
Speakers: Kyna Hamill and Dee Morris
Wednesday, December 6, 7:00 p.m.
10 Governors Avenue

Join us and get a glimpse of Medford’s rich history through the discussion of five unique objects and images from MHSM’s collection. Medford Brewing Company will generously donate beer for those 21+ in attendance. Donation of $10 to help support the Historical Society are appreciated. Attendees are asked to bring a new toy for the Medford Family Network toy drive. Spaces
are limited.
Sign up at Eventbrite here.

Thanks to the Medford Arts Council for supporting MHSM in 2022-23

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Murder at the Harvard Medical School, April 2023
Black Heritage Trail Virtual Tour, February 2022