Malden Historical Society
Malden Historical Society
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Our Start

The Malden Historical Society has been active  in Malden since it was founded on March 8, 1886 by a group of twelve Malden residents. The following year, on February 7, 1887, the Society was incorporated as a non-profit with its goal to educate and preserve the history of Malden, MA




The Society has been actively collecting, preserving and cataloging books, papers, photographs, negatives, manufactured goods, postcards and more. The goal is to create a respository of all things Malden. Contact us if you would like to help or have an item you think we might want for our collection.




Welcome to the Malden Historical Society

The Society, founded in 1886, is a non-profit group of men and women dedicated to enjoying and sharing the history and traditions of Malden. We do this through meetings, publications, social events, exhibits, acquisitons and mainting collections of documents and artifacts pertaining to Malden, its people, organizations, businesses, and institutions.

New Events Added


The 2016 - 2017 season of the Malden Historical Society is beginning on Tuesday, October 4 at 7 PM. This year Board member, Barbara Tolstrup, will be giving an illustrated presentation entitled "Historic Relics". She has developed a fascinating program that will enlighten you on some of these "relics" that can still be found in and around Malden. The program will feature these relics and relate their current prescence to their previous use. If you know the location of some of these "oprhans of history" you will have time after the presentation to share them with the rest of us.



Details have been added to the Upcoming Events  page including date and time.

Upcoming December Event

UPCOMING EVENT -Join the Malden Historical Society, the  Friends of the Malden Public Library and the Victorian Society of Malden on Sunday, December 3, at 2 pm for a free concert . The Malden High School Choral Arts Society will perform and  complimentary refreshments will be provided. This event is open to the public. Come join your neighbors and kick-off the holiday season at the Library!


Clicck on the link below to see our other upcoming events.

Two new pages added!


If you hadn't noticed, in the list at the top left , we have added two new pages one for our quarterly newsletter and the other our new online store. The first issue has been posted on the newslatter page. Oe list at the top left , we have added two new pages one for our quarterly newsletter and tur storen is live and will allow you to buy the Society's publications with the security of your credit card. Take a look and let us know what you think.


If you like what you see and would like to help us with reach our goals or just meet people and learn about local history, download the application below and mail it to us with a $10.00 cheeck for your annual dues.



Membership Application
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We depend on help from our caring neighbors. Get involved to improve your neighborhood and support us - every step brings us a little further.

Contact us to find out how you can support us or get involved now.

What Is New

The Society has just signed a contract to particpate in the publication of a new book on the history of Malden. Watch here for more details.

Support Us

We are a non-profit organization and welcome any kind of support. If you would like to help out, please contact us for a list of our most needed items or volunteer opportunities.


Malden Historical Society
36 Salem St
Malden, MA 02148


Phone: +1 781 3389365+1 781 338-9365


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