Welcome to The Medford Historical Society
The MHS is a non-profit organization that supports and promotes Medford New Jersey's rich history, now for over 60 years. We invite you to take some time to look around our site, find out about us, our events and activities, and consider joining us!
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.
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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.
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Medford’s Historic Business Properties - Stokelan Winery
by Kyle Mason April 2021
Columbia Bank and MHS Support Medford Police
Country School Association of America Annual Conference
“Westward Ho: Back to School We Go!”
The 2022 CSAA Conference on one-room schoolhouses will be held this year at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado from June 17-22.
Preservationists, professors and teachers, museum curators, genealogists, librarians, re-enactors, historical society members, schoolhouse owners, and other enthusiasts gather for "all things schoolhouse." Scholarly presentations and workshops on schoolhouse history and preservation cover an unlimited range of topics geared to ensuring the future of our educational heritage.
The Country School Association of America (CSAA) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preserving memories and scholarship of country schools, which once formed the backbone of American public education.
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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 video was professionally made in 1996 and is now available to be purchased for $10 at any of our events.
We are fortunate to have capable volunteers and encourage others to join MHS. You make Medford history come alive.
MHS News Feb 2021