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The DHSM is solely supported through membership and private donations.

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It’s a Shoe Party!
               Kick up your heels &
                         celebrate summer!
Thursday, June 20, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$25 per person; $35 per person at the door
Click on the link below to purchase tickets or call 781.326.1385

Who doesn’t love shoes?! Join the party and dress up or dress down; whatever you do, wear your favorite pair of fabulous footwear! 

Bring a friend and enjoy wine and desserts while showing off your personal flair — whether pumps or flats, wingtips or sandals. Swing by beforehand to be inspired by our exhibit on historic and vintage shoes. 

Bring your friends, kick up your heels, and have a ball! 

Please thank our sponsors: 
      The Total Image Spa
      Boston General Store (Dedham)

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DHSM 2019-2020
Lecture Series

The fall lecture series will begin in September. Stay tuned for details. 

Click here to read about our 2018-2019 lecture series 




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See below for information on weekday and weekend hours for the museum, gift shop, archives, and office.


Free entry to museum, library, and lectures for members, as well as discounts to programs and at the gift shop. Visit the Membership page for more details.


Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 2nd & 4th of each month:
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Admission $5
Educator: Maryann Wattendorf

Library & Archives:

Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturdays, 2nd & 4th of each month:
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Archives fee $5; research fee $25/hour
Archivist: Rebecca Carpenter

It is recommended that you contact the archivist to schedule an appointment prior to your research visit. To speak with the archivist or schedule an appointment, please call 781.326.1385 or email

Gift Shop

Visit our Gift Shop, where you will find gifts for the holidays, from ornaments to decorative items and reproduction Dedham Pottery.
Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 2nd & 4th of each month:
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Executive Director: Johanna McBrien

We Welcome Volunteers

Please let us know if you would like to contribute your time assisting in the archives, museum, with educational programming, or events. Thank you in advance for your participation. Please send an email to