School Visits

School Visits

Third graders from Riverdale Elementary School visited DHSM as part of their history curriculum.  During the students’ visit, they handled “touch it” artifacts of items used in the past (distant and more recent) and compared them to items they use...

Daisy Scouts Visit DHSM

The Daisy Scouts (K-1) visited the Dedham Historical Society & Museum for a recent weekly meeting this June; this was the first time the Daisies have visited DHSM as a group.  The girls learned about some of the women who lived in Dedham in the past, including...
A Wonderful Evening for a Party!

A Wonderful Evening for a Party!

It was a gorgeous night for our annual members-only Soirée, held at a spectacular private residence. While guests mingled inside the beautiful home, it was the extensive backyard where most spent an evening enjoying conversation and nibbles prepared by Chiara. The...
Successful Powder House Cleanup

Successful Powder House Cleanup

Thank you to all who volunteered in helping to clear overgrowth at Powder House Rock and around the 1766 Powder House on April 27th, 2019. With the reduction of brush, people are able to access the trail, make the short hike to the top and look over sections of...
Annual Meeting Has Record Attendance

Annual Meeting Has Record Attendance

We had a phenomenal turnout for Gail Coughlin’s talk on the Indigenous Peoples of Dedham at the DHSMs Annual Meeting on April 18th, 2019, and the last of our 2018-2019 lecture series. More members and guests attended this year’s Annual Meeting than is...
New Exhibit: Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!

New Exhibit: Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!

A new exhibit has opened at DHSM on Shoes! One can never have enough shoes, and visitors to DHSM will be able to view a selection of shoes from the museum’s collection. Examples on display range from red brocade wedding slippers from a Fairbanks wedding in 1747...
Packed Audience at Lecture on Shoes

Packed Audience at Lecture on Shoes

On March 21st, Dr. Kimberly Alexander spoke to a packed gallery at DHSM about the history of shoes as a reflection of culture and society; this was part of DHSM’s annual lecture series. Attendees had thoughtful questions spurred by Dr. Alexander’s engaging...
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...