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UPCOMING:

Sunday, September 11, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Korean War History at the 90mm Meadow
Fall Walking Tour in the Fells, with guide Kyle McGrath
Co-Hosted with Friends of the Middlesex Fells
Starting from the Medford Technical High School parking lot (489 Winthrop St.), we will take a short hike up to the 90mm meadow, once an anti-aircraft artillery defense site during the Korean War. Learn about the historical context of the site, examine physical ruins to reconstruct the base, and discuss its modern significance to pollinator conservation as a human-made meadow.

Saturday, September 24, 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Find our table at the Mystic River Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 12-4 PM.
Condon Shell in Medford, 2501 Mystic Valley Parkway.
We will have a table set up and information on volunteering and programs we will offer in 2022-23.

Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 PM
Lecture: The Brooks Family Art Collection
Charlotte and William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Join Doug Carr, an architect and student of art and history, as he presents a variety of art works collected by generations of Brooks Family members, whose ranks include the Saltonstalls and the family of John Quincy Adams. The Brooks collection contains works by John Singer Sargent, John LaFarge, Claude Monet, and sculptor Cyrus Dallin, among others.  Over the years some of the pieces have been donated to nearby institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts and the Peabody Essex Museum, for the public to enjoy. The talk will also include the story of buildings developed in Chicago by brothers Shepherd and Peter Chardon Brooks, which are among the treasured historic skyscrapers of that city.

Wednesday, November 2, 7:00 PM
Charlotte and William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Beverly Almond – An Ageless Adventurer
Anne Hamlin will speak about her mother, Beverly Almond, a young secretary in New York City at the time of Pearl Harbor who returned to England at the height of WWII to work for 2 ½ years at Bletchley Park. This was a top secret center in the English countryside where the German military messages were being intercepted and decoded.

Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 6:30 PM, Venue TBA
History on Hops: Demystifying Medford Myths
In this series of lightning talks combined with socializing and conversation, MHSM’s History on Hops will shine a light on some of the most famous Medford Myths that have circulated for centuries. Learn the truth (and source) of some of the most common mistakes made about Medford’s rich local history. All attending must be age 21 or older.
Beer provided by Medford Brewing Company
Suggested donation $15 (gets you a flight glass and beer)
All proceeds go to support the Medford Historical Society & Museum


Thanks to the Medford Arts Council for supporting MHSM in 2021-22

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The Return of the Moguls, with Dan Kennedy. January 13.
Bald Eagles of the Mystic Lakes, with John Harrison, March 24.
Election 2020, with Robert Turner, April 21.
The Story of Sarah Bradlee Fulton, May 6.
Crossroads in Community: What “Then” Says to Us “Now”, October/November
Black Heritage Trail Virtual Tour, February 2022