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.
The Malden Historical Society will offer walking tours of the historic Salem Street Cemetery on Saturday, June 15th at 11 am and at 2pm. The tour will be led by Frank Russell who has done an enormous amount of research on the cemetery. Tours will last approximately one hour and will go forward rain or shine. Salem Street Cemetery was Malden’s second burying ground which first opened in 1832 and was expanded over the years. Come and discover the history of the cemetery and learn about some of the people buried here as well as the art of the monuments and some of the stone carvers who made them. The tour is free and open to the public. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and meet at the Salem Street entrance.
Historical Society member and Malden resident Frank Russell Has Authored ANew Book on Malden's Early History
Maldonians who have always wanted to know more about their city’s past may be interested to learn that longtime local history buff Frank Russell has written a new book, An Early History of Malden, published by Arcadia Publishing and The History Press. The Malden Historical Society invites the public to attend a book talk and signing on Tuesday June 19 at 7:00 pm in the Ryder Gallery of the Malden Public Library. Russell will speak briefly about how he came to write the book and what he discovered along the way; he will also answer questions from the audience and sign copies of the book, which will be available for sale (check or cash).
The culmination of Russell’s 25-year research journey, this compact and readable book brings to life the first 250 years of Malden’s history from the beginnings of European settlement in the 1630s to roughly 1900. It is the first local history to cover the nineteenth century, including such notable events as the first bank robbery murder in the United States. Readers will also learn about Malden’s abolitionists and the town’s role in the Underground Railroad. Russell has generously donated the copyright and all proceeds to the Malden Historical Society. Copies can be purcahsed at the Library or go to our Store by clicking on the link on the upper left of this page.
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.
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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.
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Malden Historical Society
36 Salem St
Malden, MA 02148
Phone: +1 781 3389365+1 781 338-9365