Fall 2015 Programs
Peak House Pantry Sale
The annual Peak House Pantry Sale, a town tradition for going on 45 years, will be held at the Peak House on Saturday, November 21, from 9 am – 1 pm. Stop by early to pick up home-baked pies, breads and cookies as well as a wedge of sharp Vermont cheese cut by our new cheese-cutter extraordinaire, Curator Dan Medeiros. Browse the white elephant sale for treasures and novelties and take a tour of the house while you’re there. All proceeds support the ongoing maintenance of the Peak House.
The name of the new book is an attempt to recall the early telephone piece of Medfield’s history; FLeetwood 9. It will feature 63 stories about Medfield and its people. It will be available the first week of December and will be delivered the week of December 6 for free within the town of Medfield.
Members-Only Holiday Party
Sunday, December 13
2 – 4 pm
The Hamant House
Home of Chuck and Louise Bickley
7 Philip Street, Medfield
Chuck and Louise Bickley, at 7 Philip Street , have graciously offered their home to the Medfield Historical Society for our annual holiday party, which will run from 2 – 4 pm on Sunday, December 13.
The Bickley’s house was built circa 1651 by Francis Hamant, one of Medfield’s original thirteen settlers.
According to Tilden’s History of Medfield, 1650–1886, elements of the original house exist in the current rear ell, while the front portion of the house is estimated to have been built circa 1810.
It remained in the Hamant family through successive generations until well into the 20th century. One descendant, Francis Daniels Hamant, was listed in the 1880 census as a farmer and cattle dealer. A treasure among Medfield’s historic homes, we look forward to celebrating the holidays with our MHS members in this illustrious setting.