New Exhibit Celebrating American Presidents

New Exhibit Celebrating American Presidents

In celebration of Presidents’ Day, on Monday, February 18th, 2019, the DHSM is opening an exhibit celebrating American Presidents. The exhibit runs through March.Norfolk County, known as the “County of Presidents,” is the birthplace of four U.S....
Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

In 1862, William Benjamin Gould (1837-1923) escaped slavery in North Carolina, traveling down the Cape Fear River with seven other slaves to the ocean, where they were taken aboard the USS Cambridge as “contraband” and fought against the confederacy. After...
DHSM Acquires Chest!

DHSM Acquires Chest!

You did it! Thank you! Donors made it possible for the Dedham Historical Society & Museum to acquire this 17th-century carved chest attributed to John Thurston (1607-1685) of Dedham/Medfield. With this purchase, DHSM is now able to display this chest along with a...
Wonderful Winter Wine Event!

Wonderful Winter Wine Event!

Wonderful Winter Wine Event! On Friday, January 25th, friends gathered at DHSM for our annual Winter Wine Event. Guests enjoyed sampling a selection of wines and local beer, and dined on tasty hors d’oeuvres. What better way to spend a cold January evening? Special...
Important Dedham Pottery Vase Added to Collection

Important Dedham Pottery Vase Added to Collection

DaffodilVase_DP_HughRobertson_Overall_2 DaffodilVase_DP_HughRobertson_Signature_cropped This hand-thrown, stoneware vase decorated with thick, polychrome glazes depicting daffodils and leaves, is an extremely rare and important example of Dedham Pottery. It is signed...
Volunteer Appreciation Cookie Fest

Volunteer Appreciation Cookie Fest

Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who have given their time to the Dedham Historical Society and Museum this past year.  The DHSM recently held a volunteer appreciation cookie fest as a fun (and delicious) way to say THANK YOU volunteers! If...
Trains a Tremendous Success!

Trains a Tremendous Success!

This year’s holiday trains drew more than 750 people to the DHSM! This record number was due to the comfortable weather and increased publicity (thank you Dedham Times and others)—and no doubt to Peter Reynolds of the Blue Bunny, who suggested, as master...
WWI Presentation; DHSM Lecture Series

WWI Presentation; DHSM Lecture Series

On Sunday, November 18, 2018 the Dedham Historical Society and Museum hosted a stirring program on WWI, with letters read, history relayed, posters and photographs shown, and period music played. Thank you to DHSM board member Stuart Christie for his research and...