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Walking Tour: A Rare Blend – Our Early Library and Its Neighbors

Saturday, September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

Medford historian Dee Morris resumes her popular walking tours with “A Rare Blend – Our Early Library and Its Neighbors,” a stroll around the Medford Public Library neighborhood. Back in 1875, Thatcher Magoun Jr. presented Medford with an amazing gift, his father’s High Street mansion, which became the city’s first library. The transformed building featured great books and a light-filled reading room. Nearby residents such as Samuel C. Lawrence, proprietor of Medford Rum, and Rev. Henry C. DeLong of the Unitarian Church, served as trustees. Librarian Mary E. Sargent dynamically reached out to the community, especially children. Amid all this success, Margaret O’Hare, Thatcher’s adopted daughter who lived across the street, was embroiled in legal battles with Magoun relations. Join the tour for some lively stories and more. Meet in the Local History Room inside the library.

 

 

 

Details

Date:
Saturday, September 17
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://medfordlibrary.org/event/a-rare-blend-walking-tours-with-dee-morris/2022-09-17/

Venue

Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library
111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Phone:
781-395-7950
Website:
https://medfordlibrary.org/
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