On the lawn of "The Sawyer House" behind Historic Kirby's Mill
275 Church Rd Medford NJ 08055
See our Events Calendar (down the page below) for details
Enter the days of the 26th President of the United States as he shares the appearance and experience of this truly unique leader in American history. President Roosevelt was also a conservationist, naturalist and writer who served from 1901-1909. He is often ranked by historians as one of the five best American presidents. Major aspects of his life include his "outdoorsman" image, his "Square Deal" agenda, his service with the Rough Riders and steps to create several National Parks.
"Teddy" Roosevelt was born October 27, 1858, and for his six decades of life, he truly lived. With debilitating asthma and poor eyesight in his youth, he still worked to overcome such challenges, channeling the words of his father: "You must make your body," and "get action; be somebody." Following graduation from Harvard, he declared his intentions "to be one of the governing class," and proceeded to involve himself in public service throughout his life. Professional actor and historian, Peyton Dixon is a member of the American Historical Theatre.
Kirby's Mill was declared a State Historical Site in July of 1971, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Sites in September of 1972. The Medford Historical Society continues to restore the complex to working order so that our generation and future generations can wander back into the past and see part of early Americana. The Mill complex also includes a storage barn, sawyer's house and a carriage barn.
Click Here for more.
The Medford Historical Society hosts informative and educational programs and events throughout the year, designed to educate, inspire, and provide a glimpse of Medford NJ's rich history. Click the button below for the current schedule.
The Cross Keys School was built circa 1857. It was one of several one-room schoolhouses that provided early schooling for the children of Medford. The school stood near the intersection of Stokes Road and Dixontown Road where McDonald’s is currently situated. The building was moved to its current location on Mill Street in 1976.
Click Here for more.
Medford Remembered - the Video
For 54 years the Medford Historical Society (MHS) has helped to maintain and share the rich history of Medford. An important way that we have shared our history is the creation of a video entitled Medford Remembered.
This was professionally made in 1996 and is now available in two ways: 1. You may buy the video for $10 at one of our events or 2.You may see it at our October 1 meeting when Ed Gager, who narrated the original, will be present to tell how the video was made and answer your questions.
We are fortunate to have capable volunteers and encourage others to join MHS. You make Medford history come alive.
Columbia Bank and MHS Support Medford Police