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Tickets for Medfield History Tour on Sale now at Needham Bank

Medfield’s has a 350 plus year old history that is celebrated annually with an historic trolley tour throughout the town, following a route with a different theme each year.  This popular event, Discover Medfield History Day, taking place on Saturday June 14, is a tradition set in motion nearly 20 years ago by the Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization, more commonly known as MEMO.

 The 2014 theme is "Art, Culture and Mystery; the life-style of Medfield's Rich and Famous."  Tickets are available in advance at Needham Bank on Main St. for any one of six hour-long tours beginning at 9 A.M. on Boston’s Old Town Trolley. Ticket prices are $9.00 for adults and $6.00 for senior citizens and children under 12. 

This year’s departure point will be the Lowell Mason House, with parking next door on Green St. in the Medfield Swim Pond parking lot. The final tour will leave at approximately 2 P.M.  All tours follow the same route and script, planned and narrated by tour guide, Town Historian Richard DeSorgher.  Tickets for the tours also will be available on the 14th at the departure site, if not sold out, but may be limited in choice of tour times. 

MEMO is the business organization that acts as Medfield’s Chamber of Commerce.  It was organized in 1979, open to all business located in Medfield or serving the community.  In September, 1980 it introduced itself to the community with the first Discover Medfield Day, a town-wide fair that continues as a tradition on the third Saturday in September.  It then sponsored a winter weekend full of tree lighting, Christmas Carol singing and a Christmas Parade, complete with Santa and Mrs. Claus, an on-going tradition on the first weekend in December.  Next it joined with the Medfield Historical Society to present the first Discover Medfield History Day.  Although the Society ended its part in the early years, the tours with MEMO and DeSorgher have continued, often selling. Finally MEMO began to sponsor a free summer concert series, now held at Gazebo Park in the center of town, on Thursday evenings from 6:30 until dark with live bands beginning in late June and continuing through the end of August. With the exception of the trolley tour, these events are free and open to the public.

 



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