Friday, September 20th
7:00-9:00 p.m.
$35 per person ($40 at the door)

At this Sold Out event, guests enjoyed tastings from craft brewieriesBone up Brewing,  Small Change Brewing, Turtleswamp Brewing, 7th Wave Brewing, Tributary Brewing, Celia gluten-free Saison, and Athletic Brewing (non-alcoholic)—hard cider from Bantam Cider and Far From the Tree Cider, live folk music by the Zip Finn Band, and light fare while viewing DHSM’s tavern signs. Guests also received a signature DHSM tavern night tasting glass to remember the evening.

Thank you for supporting the DHSM, the participating breweries, the Zip Finn band, and the evening’s sponsors. See below.

Featured Breweries


Live Music
The evening’s featured musical performers, the Boogaloo Swamis, are Ruth Rappaport (guitar/vocals), Ben Wetherbee (fiddle/vocals), Paul Strother (upright bass), and Mickey Bones (drums). They specialize in music from New England, the British Isles, Appalachia, and Louisiana.

This is a fundraiser for the DHSM and we are most appreciative of the support from the evening’s sponsors: Lead Sponsors: Caffé Tremezzo, Dedham School of Music, and the Odd Fellows Hermann Dexter Lodge. Supporting Sponsors: Needham Bank, Horse Thieves Tavern, and El Centro.

Image: Swing tavern sign, Moses Gragg Tavern on Canton Avenue, Milton, Mass., 1828. Oil on wood, 30 ½ x 24 ½ in. framed. Collection of the Dedham Historical Society & Museum (1889.1).

Shoe Party!
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Who doesn’t love shoes?! Join the party and dress up or dress down; whatever you do, wear your favorite pair of fabulous footwear!

Enjoy wine and desserts while showing off your personal flair — whether pumps or flats, wingtips or sandals. Swing by beforehand to be inspired by our exhibit on historic and vintage shoes. Bring your friends, kick up your heels, and have a ball!

Please thank our sponsors: Total Image Day Spa; Boston General Store (Dedham), and Nest.

Annual Soiree

June 18, 2019

Our annual members-only Soiree held at a Historical home in Dedham went off as a rousing success. Over 120 members were in attendance in their best to enjoy cocktails, food, and conversation. Interested in the annual soiree? Already a member? The soiree is an annual event held every year in June. Get ready for next year! Not yet a member of the Historical Society? No, need to worry! Become a member today and receive your invitation to this and all our events and programs.

Annual Winter Wine Event

January 25, 2019

The annual winter festivity that warms the heart and spreads cheer into the new year. 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 thanks to the Worthington Committee who made the event possible and who brought scrumptious bites, to Fine Estates from Spain for the selection of wines, and to Turtle Swamp Brewery in Jamaica Plain for the brew. A marvelous way to head into 2019!

Trains Return for the Annual Dedham Square
Holiday Stroll

Friday, November 30, 2018

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

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.