Important Dedham Chest

Important Dedham Chest

This 17th-century carved chest is attributed to John Thurston (1607-1685) who emigrated from County Suffolk, England, in 1637 and worked in Dedham and Medfield (Medfield was originally part of Dedham and separated in 1649). He taught John Houghton (1624-1684), maker...
Volunteer Appreciation Cookie Fest

Volunteer Appreciation Cookie Fest

Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who have given their time to the Dedham Historical Society and Museum this past year.  The DHSM recently held a volunteer appreciation cookie fest as a fun (and delicious) way to say THANK YOU volunteers! If...
Trains a Tremendous Success!

Trains a Tremendous Success!

This year’s holiday trains drew more than 750 people to the DHSM! This record number was due to the comfortable weather and increased publicity (thank you Dedham Times and others)—and no doubt to Peter Reynolds of the Blue Bunny, who suggested, as master...
WWI Presentation; DHSM Lecture Series

WWI Presentation; DHSM Lecture Series

On Sunday, November 18, 2018 the Dedham Historical Society and Museum hosted a stirring program on WWI, with letters read, history relayed, posters and photographs shown, and period music played. Thank you to DHSM board member Stuart Christie for his research and...
Rebecca Carpenter Joins DHSM as New Archivist

Rebecca Carpenter Joins DHSM as New Archivist

Rebecca Carpenter is DHSM’s new part-time librarian and archivist. She succeeds Sandra Waxman, who retired in August after 15 years in the post. Rebecca now oversees the DHSM’s 10,000-volume library and important archival materials, will respond to research requests...
DHSM Participates in Trunk or Treat

DHSM Participates in Trunk or Treat

This is the first year that DHSM has participated in Dedham Square Circle’s annual Trunk or Treat—and it was a great success! More than 1,500 streamed through to see the many trunks decorated for Halloween and enjoy a piece of candy. DHSM’s theme was...
Fantastic Turnout for Dedham Pottery Dinner!

Fantastic Turnout for Dedham Pottery Dinner!

More than 80 people attended Dedham Historical Society & Museum’s festive evening to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first museum exhibition of Dedham Pottery on October 26th. Blue and white was the theme—from the suggested attire, original...

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...