2018-2019 Lecture Series
Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:00 pm, DHSM
River Stories: Past, Present & Future
In collaboration with the Dedham Sustainability Action Committee

Thursday, March 21, 2019
7:00 pm, DHSM
Kimberly Alexander, The Fashion and History of Shoes

Ben Fisher Memorial Lecture
& Annual Meeting
Thursday, April 18, 2019
7:00 pm, DHSM
Gail Coughlin, The First Settlers of Dedham: The Region’s Indigenous Peoples


Sunday, November 18, 2018
2:00 pm, DHSM, 612 High Street
Honoring the Centennial of the End of WWI
Program produced by Stuart Christie
Guests: Chief of Police Michael d’Entremont and Donna Russo

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7:00 pm
Barbara Berenson, Votes for Women: Massachusetts Leaders in
the Woman Suffrage Movement. 

Thursday, September 20, 7:00 pm
Nonie Gadsden, Boston Area Arts and Crafts Jewelers & Metalsmiths

To watch a video of Nonie Gadsden’s lecture, click here.
The video is courtesy of DedhamTV.com.

 Read more details about each lecture.

Please note the starting time for lectures is now 7:00 pm (unless noted).
Some lectures will be at locations other than the DHSM.

DHSM members free; non-members $10
The 2018-2019 DHSM lecture series is generously sponsored by David G. Newsom in memory of his wife, Carol. L. Newsom.

Annual Winter Wine Event
January 25th, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., 2019
$50 per person
The annual winter festivity that warms the heart and spreads cheer into the new year. Gather friends and join us for this convivial evening. 


Past Events:

Trains Return for the Annual Dedham Square
Holiday Stroll

Friday, November 30, 2018, 6:00-8:00 pm
Saturday, Decemc018, 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Location: Dedham  Historical Society & Museum

 Treat your children and family to an annual holiday tradition. Celebrate the season by enjoying the model trains that once again will be part of Dedham’s annual Holiday Stroll, on Friday, November 30, from 6-8 pm at the Dedham Historical Society & Museum. As in years past, a holiday train set takes center stage on the tracks brought into the museum for this special occasion. In addition to model trains, Thomas the Tank Engine will also be rounding the tracks to the delight of younger children. Everyone will have a chance to participate in the magic by having a turn starting and stopping the trains.

For anyone who would like to return for more time with the trains, they’ll also be running the next day, Saturday, December 1st, from 11 am-2 pm.

Dedham Pottery Anniversary Dinner
October 26, 2018
6:00 pm: Cocktails; 7:00 pm: Dinner
Location: First Church, Dedham

Spend a festive evening with friends celebrating the  50th Anniversary of the first-ever museum exhibition of Dedham Pottery, presented by the Dedham Historical Society in 1968.

 Dine on antique Dedham Pottery plates from a private collection; enjoy cocktails made specially for the evening; learn the history of the pottery and strategies for collecting; bid on a rare piece of Dedham Pottery donated for this fundraising event; and have the opportunity to purchase a Dedham Pottery plate discounted for attendees as our “thank you” for your support.  Rare examples will be on view. Blue and white attire encouraged.

This is a fundraiser for the Dedham Historical Society & Museum. Tickets: $100 per person or become a sponsor and buy a table of 6 for $750. Call 781.326.1385 to reserve your space.

Past Event:

Walking Tour: Medfield State Hospital

September 29, 2018, 2:00-4:00

Following last year’s lecture about the Medfield State Hospital, DHSM board president Andrea Gilmore and Peter Smith of Oxbow Partners will lead a tour of the historic campus. The tour will discuss the history of the institution and the challenges of its redevelopment. Tour will gather at the Medfield State Hospital parking lot at 45 Hospital Road (from Medfield, lot is on the right). There are no facilities. Wear comfortable shoes. Please arrange your own transportation. Members: $12; Non-members: $15. Please call the Society to reserve your space: 781.326.1385. To watch the video of a talk on the Medfield State Hospital presented as part of the DHSM’s 2017-2018 lecture series, click here. The video is courtesy of DedhamTV.com.