• Upcoming Programs

    Fall 2017 Programs

    Frederick Law Olmsted: His Life and Works

    Frederick Law Olmstead

    Frederick Law Olmsted

    Monday, November 6
    7:30 am
    First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
    26 North Street, Medfield

    On Monday, November 6, the historical society’s program will be on the life and work of Frederick Law Olmsted, America’s first and foremost landscape architect.

    Olmsted (1822-1903) was responsible for creating, among others:

    • The Boston park system, including the Emerald Necklace
    • Central Park, New York
    • Prospect Park, Brooklyn
    • The U. S. Capital grounds, Washington, D.C.
    • The Biltmore Estate, Asheville, N. C.

    The featured speaker will be Alan S. Banks, supervisory park ranger at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site at 99 Warren St., Brookline.

    Some members of the historical society board heard him speak last spring and found him to be very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and entertaining. We’re looking forward to bringing him to Medfield.

    The Peak House Pantry Sale

    Saturday, November 18, 2017
    9 am – 1 pm
    345 Main Street, Medfield

    IMG_0380_webThe annual Peak House Pantry Sale, a town tradition for over 45 years, will held at the Peak House on Saturday, November 18, 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 and browse the white elephant sale for treasures and novelties. All proceeds support the ongoing maintenance of the Peak House.