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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The year 2020 has been unlike any other in the history of the Medford Historical Society. As the year began, the passing of Bill Stauts was a considerable loss. But the trustees and members have shown strength and determination in continuing, even in the face of the pandemic.
The first event of the year was the annual lasagna dinner in early March. This was followed by the cancellation of the regular spring and fall meetings and the major events of the summer and fall. Kirby's Mill remained open on most Sunday's and John Hines managed the Saturday milling days into October. Sadly the October Apple Festival was cancelled, which disappointed so many crafter's and lovers of apple cider donuts.
Our speaker presentations were all canceled with one major exception. Our previously scheduled Teddy Roosevelt historic interpreter made an evening visit to the porch of the Sawyer House, just above the Mill, on October 1st. I believe this outdoor speaker presentation was a first for the Society and may provide a bucolic and comfortable venue for future speakers.
As we look to the future, we have much to look forward to as you can see in the schedule of events for 2021. We hope to offer many more events at Kirby's Mill and the School House, maintain a relationship with the Dr. Still Project and grow our Membership. Let your friends and neighbors know about your Historical Society and encourage them to join and participate in the history and events of our town.
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.
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