Malden Historical Society
Malden Historical Society

How to Find Us

The Society's collection and office is housed in the Converse Building of the Malden Public Library and is open by appointment only. If you have questions or would like to discuss a donation of items related to Malden's history or one of her families, call us at the numbers to the left or for a quicker response send us an email at

The Malden Historical Society, established in Malden, Massachusetts, in 1887, has been a cornerstone of preserving the city's rich history for well over a century. Founded by a group of passionate individuals with a shared interest in Malden's past, the society has played a vital role in documenting, safeguarding, and sharing the diverse heritage of the community.

Throughout its history, the Malden Historical Society has boasted a membership comprising a wide array of individuals from various backgrounds, reflecting the city's rich cultural tapestry. From local historians and educators to community leaders and descendants of Malden's earliest settlers, the society has embraced diversity and inclusion as core principles, recognizing the importance of representing the entirety of Malden's history.

One of the society's primary objectives has been the publication of historical materials to disseminate knowledge about Malden's past. Over the years, it has produced numerous publications, including books, journals, and newsletters, which delve into various aspects of the city's history. These publications serve as invaluable resources for researchers, students, and anyone interested in learning about Malden's heritage.

In addition to its commitment to preserving and sharing Malden's history, the society has consistently sought to foster a sense of community and engagement among its members. It has organized a wide range of events, including lectures, exhibits, and walking tours, aimed at bringing people together to explore and celebrate the city's past.

As the Malden Historical Society looks to the future, it continues to welcome new members who share its passion for history and its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Those interested in joining can visit the society's website at, where they can find information about membership benefits, upcoming events, and ways to get involved in preserving Malden's rich heritage for generations to come.

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Malden Historical Society
36 Salem St
Malden, MA 02148


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