DHSM 2018-2019 Lecture Series:

Sunday, November 18, 2:00 p.m.
Dedham Historical Society & Museum
612 High Street
Honoring the Centennial of the End of WWI

Save the Dates:

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
River Stories: Past, Present & Future, in collaboration with the Dedham Sustainability Action Committee

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Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Free entry to museum and library for members


Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission $5


Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fee $5

It is recommended that you contact the archivist to schedule an appointment prior to your research visit; Saturday appointments may be made if weekday visits are not possible; these must be scheduled in advance. To speak with the archivist or schedule an appointment, please call 781.326.1385 or email library@dedhamhistorical.org

Latest News
Rebecca Carpenter Joins DHSM as New Archivist

Rebecca Carpenter Joins DHSM as New Archivist

Rebecca Carpenter is DHSM’s new part-time librarian and archivist. She succeeds Sandra Waxman, who retired in August after 15 years in the post. Rebecca now oversees the DHSM’s 10,000-volume library and important archival materials, will respond to research requests...

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DHSM Participates in Trunk or Treat

DHSM Participates in Trunk or Treat

This is the first year that DHSM has participated in Dedham Square Circle's annual Trunk or Treat---and it was a great success! More than 1,500 streamed through to see the many trunks decorated for Halloween and enjoy a piece of candy. DHSM's theme was "making your...

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Fantastic Turnout for Dedham Pottery Dinner!

Fantastic Turnout for Dedham Pottery Dinner!

More than 80 people attended Dedham Historical Society & Museum's festive evening to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first museum exhibition of Dedham Pottery on October 26th. Blue and white was the theme---from the suggested attire, original Dedham Pottery...

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Historic Gardens of Dedham

Dining in Dedham 

The old saying that “we are what we eat” holds true for the past as well as the present.  The Society’s new “Dining in Dedham” exhibit looks back on Dedham’s culinary history, exploring what our ancestors ate, how they prepared it, and where they dined. From the earliest settlers eating by the kitchen fireplace to the arrival of fast-food chains in the 1950s, “Dining in Dedham” tells this delectable story through photographs, menus, old cookware, and other artifacts from the Society’s collection.

The exhibit opens January 30 and runs through 2018.  So drop in for a taste of Dedham’s past!