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Please read closely for the details of each event. Registration is through Eventbrite. Beginning June 16, we will be offering in person & Zoom events.  Any changes will be posted on the website and sent to registrants.

Tuesday, April 12, beginning at 7:00 PM
A virtual visit to Salem, MA with Hannah Diozzi. Let’s take a springtime virtual visit to Salem with Hannah a 20+ year resident of that almost 400-year-old city. There’s a lot to see…. a small collection of 17th century buildings, a larger group of 18th century Georgian residences, and an impressive array of residential, religious, and civic structures from the maritime glory days of the 19th century. She will round it out with some exterior and interior views of America’s oldest museum, the Peabody Essex Museum PEM, as well as scenes of contemporary living amidst the echoes of Salem’s storied past. This is a return speaking engagement for Hannah Diozzi who has presented on a variety of topics of historical interest at MHSM and the Library. She is a former Medford resident.
Sign up here on Eventbrite.

History Book Group 2022 via Zoom
Co-sponsored by the Medford Historical Society & Museum (MHSM) and the Friends of the Medford Public Library. Registration links below.  Zoom links are sent to registrants in advance of each group session. Books for each session will be available at the Library at the beginning of the previ­ous month. Call the Library at 781-395-7950 with any questions about reserving a book.

Wednesday, May 18, beginning at 7:00 PM
Valiant Ambition, by Nathaniel Philbrick, led by Elaine Fossett Rittershaus
A New York Times Bestseller, Winner of the George Washington Prize “May be one of the greatest what-if books of the age—a volume that turns one of America’s best-known narratives on its head.”—Boston Globe “Clear and insightful, [Valiant Ambition] consolidates Philbrick’s reputation as one of America’s foremost practitioners of narrative nonfiction.”—Wall Street Journal
Led by Elaine Fossett Rittershaus, a Digital Literacy Coach in the Malden Public Schools. She comes from a long line of teachers and Maine mariners, all with a deep love and ap­preciation of history.
Sign up here on Eventbrite.

Thursday, June 16, beginning at 7:00 PM
MHSM: Book Talk – December ’41 by William Martin
Rising From Disaster: FDR, Churchill, and America after Pearl Harbor
William Martin, “the king of the historical thriller” brings us back to one of the most frightening times in American history with the amazing backstory behind a plot to assassinate FDR and the manhunt to foil the plan. The story sweeps the reader from the back lots of Hollywood to Christmas Eve 1941 when 20,000 people gathered on the South Lawn of the White House to witness the lighting of the Christmas Tree by FDR and his surprise guest, Winston Churchill.
This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Medford Public Library and MHSM.
Sign up to attend virtually on ZOOM here on Eventbrite. You will receive the link the day before the event.
Sign up to attend IN PERSON here on Eventbrite. In person: Charlotte and William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street, Medford.

Thanks to the Medford Arts Council for supporting MHSM in 2021022

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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