Save the Date!
Tavern Night
Friday, September 20th
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Enjoy craft brews and cider, folk music, and friendship while viewing DHSM’s tavern signs and collections related to Dedham’s historic taverns and inns.

Guests will receive a signature DHSM tavern night tasting glass to remember the evening.

More details to follow.


           We look forward to your visit to the
        Dedham Historical Society & Museum.

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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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 – 781.326.1385

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.

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

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