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...
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...
DHSM Acquires Chest!

DHSM Acquires Chest!

You did it! Thank you! Donors made it possible for the Dedham Historical Society & Museum to acquire this 17th-century carved chest attributed to John Thurston (1607-1685) of Dedham/Medfield. With this purchase, DHSM is now able to display this chest along with a...
Wonderful Winter Wine Event!

Wonderful Winter Wine Event!

Wonderful Winter Wine Event! On Friday, January 25th, friends gathered at DHSM for our annual Winter Wine Event. Guests enjoyed sampling a selection of wines and local beer, and dined on tasty hors d’oeuvres. What better way to spend a cold January evening? Special...
Important Dedham Pottery Vase Added to Collection

Important Dedham Pottery Vase Added to Collection

DaffodilVase_DP_HughRobertson_Overall_2 DaffodilVase_DP_HughRobertson_Signature_cropped This hand-thrown, stoneware vase decorated with thick, polychrome glazes depicting daffodils and leaves, is an extremely rare and important example of Dedham Pottery. It is signed...