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

Fall Speaker Series begins this Thursday, September 21st with a talk by Elliot Davis on Artist Edward Hopper: New Discoveries. Read about the details of this and other talks in the Speaker Series.

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...