The Arlington Historical Society

The Arlington Historical Society, with offices in the Smith Museum, hosts a yearly lecture series as well as offering individual and group tours of the historic Jason Russell House. Through its education and outreach program, the Arlington Historical Society welcomes school classes and groups to explore life in colonial America.

\Ed Program in the Smith Museum

Patriots Day 2024

Free, guided tours on Patriots Day Weekend 

Saturday, April 13 from 12noon-4pm

Monday, April 15 from 12noon-4pm

The Battle of Menotomy Reenactment is back, and bigger than before! It will run along Prentiss Road to Medford Street starting at 2:00 p.m. The reenactment includes the Jason Russell House, and as a result it will be closed on Sunday. We welcome visitors, however, on Saturday and Monday.

The attached museum is open at the same time as house and on weekdays Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be closed 4/16 – 4/18.

Our season resumes June 1 to October 27

See here for more details.

Program Series

Our 2023-2024 lecture series exploring the theme of “Collections,” is ongoing through May. Find a detailed listing of programs here.


Membership in the Society includes: Free admission to the Jason Russell House, Smith Museum, and the Historical Lecture Series; a discount on items purchased at The Museum Shop; a subscription to our newsletter “Menotomy Minutes”. For information on joining the Arlington Historical Society, see our Membership Page.

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