• Medfield

    Lost Medfield

    by  • October 3, 2018 • Daniel Curtis, E. V. Mitchell, Manor Inn, Medfield, Montrose School, North Street, Walter Janes • 0 Comments

    (Editor’s note: The text and photos were the historical society’s lead exhibit at Medfield Day. There have been many books written with titles like Lost New York, Lost Chicago, Lost San Francisco; this is the first article entitled Lost Medfield.) Akkompoin, later known as the Manor Inn, was the home of Edwin V. Mitchell,...

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    It’s Déjà Vu, All Over Again

    by  • July 20, 2018 • 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, Korean War, Medfield, Soviet Space Travel, Vietnam War, War • 0 Comments

    Many of my fellow baby boomers in Medfield had relatives who fought in the Korean War, but we were too young to understand the significance of events like Israel’s achieving statehood, Hungary’s becoming part of the Iron Curtain, and the Berlin Air Lift’s feeding the people of Germany. As young students, we didn’t appreciate...

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    Midcentury Medfield Memories: Party Like It’s 1959

    by  • March 17, 2018 • 1950s, Carr, Cathy Colontonio, Cheerleading, Frances Cafe, Medfield, Medfield football, Medfield High School • 0 Comments

    Editor’s note: Do YOU have stories and memories to share?  Send us an email! Can you imagine a litter of kittens being born under a swirling and noisy washing machine? That’s what happened underneath the Kenmore washing machine in Mama Flaherty’s kitchen back in 1959. She could hear from the squealing that Missy, her favorite...

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    Midcentury Medfield Memories: A Rite of Passage

    by  • February 8, 2018 • 1960s, Carvelho, Horgan, Main Street, Medfield, Medfield High School • 1 Comment

    The town of Medfield has undergone a tremendous change from its past. Medfield Day is a relatively recent development. In the early 1960s, the town was undergoing a different kind of celebration, something more attuned to a rite of passage. Boston in the 1960s had a changing population, as people from the south and...

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    Midcentury Medfield Memories: Redemption and Legacy for the 1961 Medfield High Football Team

    by  • October 30, 2017 • 1960s, Football, Medfield, Medfield High School, Medfield Warriors • 1 Comment

    The Medfield Warriors were just coming off their second dramatic win over the Apponequet High School football team in Lakeville, Mass. in the November of 1961. Trailing at the half, Coach Ed Keyes entered the locker room and stood in the middle of us and spoke firmly. With anger in his voice, Coach Keyes...

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