DHSM 2018-2019 Lecture Series:

Tuesday, October 16
7:00 p.m.
Votes for Women: Massachusetts Leaders in the Woman Suffrage Movement. 
With Barbara Berenson
*Note: Held at the Dedham Public Library,
45 Church Street, Dedham, MA

Save the Dates:

Sunday, November 18, 2:00 p.m.
Honoring the Centennial of the End of WWI

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

Read more about this lecture series 

Join Us To Celebrate 

The 50th Anniversary of the First Exhibit of

Dedham Pottery

October 26, 2018
6:00 p.m.: Cocktails; 7:00 p.m.: Dinner
First Church Dedham
Chicken Marbella with wild rice and roasted winter vegetables; apple pie.

Spend a festive evening with friends while dining on antique Dedham Pottery plates from a private collection; sip a cocktail made especially for the evening; learn the history of Dedham Pottery and collecting strategies; bid on a rare piece of Dedham Pottery.

Blue and white attire encouraged.

This is a fundraising event. Thank you for your support.
Tickets: $100 per person or become a sponsor and buy a table for 6 for $750.

For tickets, please call 781.326.1385 or send a check to the Dedham Historical Society & Museum, P.O. Box 215, Dedham, MA 02027.

Discover more Events

Free entry to museum and library for members. 

Museum & Office:

Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission $5
For inquiries, call 781.326.1385 or email society@dedhamhistorical.org


Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 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


The DHSM currently has three part-time positions available: Archivist/Librarian, Educator/Administrator, and Custodian?Maintenance Contractor. Please refer to the job descriptions for further information:

Archivist/Librarian job description

Educator/Membership/General Support
job description

Custodian/Maintenance Contractor job description

Latest News

DHSM Out in the Community

We hope you have seen the DHSM's presence within the community. Most recently, we participated in the Fairbanks Fall Fair, which coincided with Dedham Day. The DHSM had a table full of educational materials that people could handle and discuss. Visitors to DHSM's...

read more

Don’t Miss DHSM’s Dedham Pottery Dinner!

Be sure to attend DHSM's dinner celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the first museum exhibition on Dedham Pottery, held at the Society in 1968. For more information, click on the Events tab or look to the lower left of DHSM's home page. Don't miss this...

read more
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!