• Montrose School

    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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    Craftsmanship of Straw Hats and the American Industrial Revolution

    by  • July 25, 2016 • Betsey Metcalf Baker, Industrial Revolution, Medfield, Montrose School, Straw Hat Industry • 0 Comments

    Editor’s note: For a history assignment at the Montrose School, ninth grader Maddie Marcucci wrote this paper on straw hat manufacturing. It was the dominant industry in Medfield from the early 19th century until 1956, when owner Tofias closed the factory after the employees voted in a union. Maddie based the paper on research...

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