Dedham Museum & Archive

The Dedham Museum & Archive (DM&A) was previously known as Dedham Historical Society & Museum (DHSM). The current name reflects the importance of both the museum collection of objects and the archival collection of historic documents, maps, and other records.

What's Happening


Trains Return to Dedham Museum

During the Dedham Square Holiday Stroll!


Friday, December 1st
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Additional hours: Saturday, December 2nd, 11:00-2:00

Model Trains at the Museum!


Watch O-Scale locomotives running along the tracks as steam engines blow smoke and diesel engines race to deliver their passengers and holiday loads. Among the trains’ destinations will be a main street aglow with lights and shops, all blanketed with a fresh winter snowfall.

This is a free event open to all.

Learn more about the Trains at the Museum!

Thanksgiving Week Hours: The DM&A will be closed Wednesday, November 22 through Friday, November 24. Please visit this Saturday from 11:00-2:00 during one of the two open weekend days per month. The DM&A will reopen the following Tuesday and resume usual hours.

The 2023 Annual Appeal has begun! The Appeal is critical to ending our fiscal year on sound footing and we need your support. Click here to donate and learn more. Thank you!

The Robert B. Hanson Memorial Fund: The family of the late Robert Hanson (1946-9/2/2023), past director of the then Dedham Historical Society, has generously selected the Dedham Museum & Archive as one of the beneficiaries of donations in his memory. Please visit the Support page of this website to learn more. Thank you.

Plan Your Visit

Essential information about visiting the museum and archive . . .

Programs & Events

Lectures, gatherings, tours, and more . . .

Learn at Dedham

Access Dedham’s history through programming and educational initiatives.

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Archive Items


The museum and archive hold material related to Dedham’s history and that of the nation.

Belong to Something Lasting

Become a member and Belong to Something Lasting. Your support helps save history for the future.

Support Us

Are you interested in supporting a particular resource such as our educational programming, the archive, collections fund, or operating expenses? Please help us Save History for the Future and make a donation.

Recent News

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Brand new kiosk outside the Dedham Museum building with posters on it.
April 12, 2023
Kiosk is installed on Museum’s front lawn. If you’ve walked by the Dedham Museum & Archive recently you would have noticed the new red and gray kiosk on the museum’s front lawn...
Dedham Savings logo
April 12, 2023
Please join us in thanking Dedham Savings Community Foundation for a $19,418 grant to preserve, digitize, and expand accessibility to archival materials in the collection. We are most appreciative for Dedham Savings...