Black History Knowledge Quest

Embark on the Quest!

In celebration of Black History Month, Medfield Together invites you to join the Black History Knowledge Quest. Families and individuals are challenged to visit various locations throughout Medfield to find Black history portals. Each portal features a past or present figure in Black history and highlights their achievements and contributions.

The Portals

Throughout Medfield, you will find 18 Portals (locations) with a placard featuring someone of significance to Black history – past and present.

You must be wondering – where are the Portals?

If you are a Quester who scoffs when a map is handed to you, you may prefer to independently explore downtown and the school grounds (all of the them!) to locate the Portals.

However, if you are a Quester who prefers a bit of direction, we have created guides to help you find the Portals.


PUZZLE-BREAKER GUIDE (hard) – This guide is for the Quester who likes puzzles and has a bit of wit. (Scroll to the bottom of this page for a link to the answers)

DECODER GUIDE (easy) – This guide is for the Quester who has an eye for details and likes to decode using symbols.


NAVIGATOR GUIDE (easy) – This guide is for the young Quester who loves decoding symbols and is a pro at matching numbers to maps.

PRO CODE BREAKER GUIDE (hard) – This guide is for the savvy Quester who enjoys an extra challenge.

Enter our Contest

A total of 20 significant individuals are featured at Portals around Medfield, in the downtown area and at Medfield Public Schools.

Find as many people as you can. There are inventors, scholars, athletes, artists, and other trailblazers! Every one is sure to inspire you.

Kids 18 and under: Learn about as many people as you can while on the Black History Knowledge Quest. For each person you find, learn their name and remember something interesting about them! Fill out this form sharing what you learned about five (5) of the Black history makers and you will have a chance to win a Park Street Books Gift Certificate!

Submit your entries by clicking the button below.
Entries will be accepted until Feb 28th. One submission per person.

If you’d like to be notified about news of the Quest and future initiatves from Medfield Together, click the button below.

We hope you have fun celebrating Black History Month with us!

Click here for the answers for Puzzle-Breaker Guide.

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