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    Medfield Historical Society & Museum

    Medfield Historical Society. Credit: Jo Ellen Collins

    We are located at 6 Pleasant Street.

    Our mailing address is:
    Medfield Historical Society
    6 Pleasant Street
    Medfield, MA 02052

    Our 2014-15 Curators

    For specific inquiries, please indicate in your call or email to whom you’d like to speak.

    • David Temple, President
    • Dan Bibel, Membership
    • James Callahan, Student Curator
    • Andrea Cronin, Librarian
    • Jack Downing, Curator at Large
    • Garland Kincaid, Curator at Large
    • Theresa Knapp, Curator at Large
    • Susan Leavitt, Secretary
    • Olivia Liewant, Student Curator
    • Michelle Linnert, Curator at Large
    • Cheryl O’Malley, Curator at Large
    • Mike Stamer, Treasurer

    13 Responses to Contact Us

    1. Chip Allen
      August 21, 2012 at 10:43 am

      My wife and I will be coming out that way tomorrow. My forebears lived in Medfield for about 6 generations, before Joseph Allen set off for Northborough. His son, William Francis later landed in Madison. His grandson, my father, landed in Minnesota. So, here I am. I was wondering if it is possible to get the dimensions of the old Allen farmstead.

      • Richard DeSorgher
        August 22, 2012 at 8:51 am

        Chip, we have much on the Allens and their North Street homestead- amazing family. Let me know when you will be here and I can take you to the farmstead.

    2. Hong Le-Bruno
      February 18, 2013 at 2:50 pm

      Medfield.TV would like to cover the March 4th program, but we need to know the format of the event (i.e. will slide show be used, podium-style talk, etc). Any info you give would be great! Thank you.

      -hong-

      • Medfield Historical Society
        February 24, 2013 at 8:40 am

        The format for the March 4th program is a slide show with the speaker at the podium. It will take place in the lower level of First Parish.

    3. Tamesin Eustis
      February 28, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      I’m doing research on Mercy Scollay, and would love to arrange a visit to the Historical Society sometime in late spring / early summer. Medfield was such a key part of her life, and there’s so much I’d love to explore: the Prentiss family, Hannah Adams, and general life in town from 1800-1826. This might require more time than the 2-3 hours that the society is open (and it’s a 2-hour trip for me to get there). Is there any way I can arrange a longer visit, if necessary? Please feel free to contact me via my email, and thanks so much in advance!

      • Medfield Historical Society
        March 1, 2013 at 8:33 am

        We welcome your visit. Just let us know in advance when you’re planning to visit and we can make arrangements.

    4. Harry Gardiner
      May 21, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      David: If you are collecting photos, I could send you a jpg of an early now non-PC event in Medfield – the cast of a 1950s’ minstrel show — didn’t seem wrong at the time … Harry

    5. Diane Hagen
      August 24, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      I’m doing research on The Wheelock family. Ralph Wheelock was my ninth great-grandfather. My husband and I will be traveling from WI and are planning to stop in Medfield on Sept. 14, 2013. Can it be arranged for us to meet with someone at the Hisotical Society to gather information?

      Diane

    6. Deborah Crocker
      November 16, 2013 at 10:35 pm

      My great-grandfather was Ellery Channing Crocker. He moved to Medfield around 1900. I had been told he was president (and maybe founder) of Medfield Co-op Bank and I’ve finally found some records in Google ebooks of old state bank reports where he is listed as president. I’d also been told by my grandmother that he was active in civil war veterans parades and such for many years. He lived until 1937. Do you have any photos or other records of him? Thanks

    7. Beth Howard
      November 7, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      Thank you for putting a picture of the Peak House on your site. My 6th great grandfather was Joseph Clark who lived in Medfield. He was the brother of Benjamin Clark, who built the Peak House. Their father, Joseph Clark, my 7th great grandfather, was a selectman in Medfield.

      I am planning to come to Medfield to visit the places where my ancestors lived and to see some of the sites and historical documents, etc. I was planning on coming in October. However, I did not get a response from my email to the Medfield Historical Society and did not want to come until I knew when the Historical Society would be open.

      I have purchased one book about Medfield, written by Richard P. Desorgher. I have enjoyed it very much. I would like to visit Medfield sometime in April 2015. I would like to see pictures of my relatives and what the town looked like when they lived there and get some historical background.

      I would appreciate someone telling me the part of the month that would be best to visit, when I would be able to see some of the history. Thanks in advance for your time.

      • Medfield Historical Society
        November 11, 2014 at 1:01 am

        Hi,
        So sorry that you didn’t receive a response to your email. The Medfield Historical Society is open every Saturday from 10 am to 12 noon during the winter months and is open on the first and third Saturdays of the month in June/July/August. The Peak House is open on Sundays in June through mid-September from 2 – 5 pm. We would be happy to arrange for you to meet with curators of the society to learn more about your Clark ancestors and to visit sites of historical significance. I will forward a copy of your request to David Temple, the society president, who will make sure there is someone available to meet with you when you visit Medfield. . We look forward to meeting you and assisting with your family research.
        Best regards.

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