Scanned history

For some fascinating history of Medfield, go to and type in the search term “Medfield.”  That website is home at the Boston Public Library to a project that is scanning old books, including Medfield town reports.

I was just reading the speech given in 1872 when the Town House was originally dedicated, which recounted the town’s history, back to its burning by the native Americans in King Phillip’s War in about 1675.  The speaker was surprised that Medfield was so badly impacted, where he said there was advance notice of the attack , such that there were lots of soldiers garrisoned in two garrisons in town.

Based on recent discussions with Medfield Historical Society members, MHS yearbooks are being scanned soon and will be available online.

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