• What We Do

    History Programs

    We offer informative public programs five times each year – the first Monday evening of October, November, February, March and April – usually at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, a National Register property, at 26 North Street.

    You’re invited to gather with others to share stories, learn about the people and events that make Medfield uniquely Medfield, to do research and to explore our impressive collection of local artifacts. Be sure to sign up for our free e-mail newsletter to receive notices of upcoming meetings and special events.

    These programs are free and open to the public. Of course, donations are always appreciated. Go to Programs for descriptions of upcoming programs and events.


    The Historical Society Museum at 6 Pleasant Street is open the first and third Saturday of the month from 10 am – noon and by appointment, and tours are available free of charge. Group tours can be arranged by emailing us.

    A number of other history-focused organizations such as the Friends of the Dwight-Derby House,  Vine Lake Preservation Trust and the Medfield Cultural District also offer both docent-conducted and self-guided tours.


    Meet with our curators for help with your research and genealogy questions. They are available by appointment and can be reached by email. More about our research resources>>

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteers make it possible for us to dedicate ourselves to the work of preserving and sharing our local history. We offer a wide variety of opportunities to participate occasionally or on an ongoing basis with programming, collections and events. Join our community of educators, collection enthusiasts and historians. More on volunteering>>

    Educational Opportunities

    Explore Medfield’s remarkable history with your students. Undergraduate and graduate students will find that our research library and collection offer extensive resources for research as well. In addition to tours for all of the third grade classes in the Medfield Public Schools, the Historical Society offers docent-led tours and permanent and revolving exhibits as well as talks and activities to inspire your curriculum.