Malden Historical Society
Malden Historical Society

Upcoming Events

Find out what events we are currently planning.

All events will be at the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street, Malden, MA unless otherwise noted.


Tours of the Converse Memorial Buiding

May 20, 2017 at 11 AM & 2 PM                                                                    Free Admission

The magnificent Converse Memorial Building of the Malden Public Library will be the focus of art and architecture tours of the building hosted by the Historical Society in conjuction with the Public Library. The tours are the Society's contribution to the Freedom's Way Hetitage Association's annual Hidden Treasures program. The tours will begin at 11 am and 2 pm and will last approximately one hour.


The Converse Memorial Building was erected in 1885 by Elisha and Mary Diana Converse as a memorial to their son, Frank Eugene, who was slain in December, 1863, at his post at the First National Bank of Malden in what was the first bank robbery murder. The building was designed in a Romanesque manner by noted architect Henry Hobson Richardson on a site selected by Frederick Law Olmstead.


Space is limited so it is best to reserve your space on a particular tour by emailing us with the names of those who will attend and which tour you will be attending. Emails should be sent to

Harriet Hansen Robinson Writes Herself Into New Womanhood

October 10, 2017                                                                                         Free Admission


The Society will present a talk by Professor Claudia Bushman on one of Malden's preeminent suffagists and reformers, Harriet Hanson Robinson . Dr. Bushman is considered an expert on Ms. Robinson. Ms. Robinson, an author in her own right, was responsible for organizing a woman's suffrage convention in Malden in 1875. Dr. Bushman will be available to sign her newest book on Ms. Robinson after the talk. Check out the Summer 2017 newsletter for more details. Newsletter



                                            NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION

Special Meeting with the Medford Historical Society

Wednesday November 8, 2017                                          6:30 pm, Medford Public Library

                                                                                                         111 High St., Medford


                                       The Malden- Medford Football Rivalry

As the 130th meeting of these two teams approachs, the historical society's from the teams will meet to explore the history of one of the oldest footbal rivalries in America. This is one not to be missed.

Annual Holiday Concert

December 3, 2017  at 2 PM                                                                          Free Admission


Once again the Society, along with thei Friends of the Malden Public Library and the Victorian Society of Malden, will host an afternoon filled with music among the fabulous art in the Ryder Gallery of the Malden Public Library. Refresments will be served after the concert.

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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