The collections of Dedham Museum & Archive reflect the extensive history of the generations of people who have lived on this land, from the pre-colonial era to today. The museum’s educational initiatives draw on this history, bringing local stories and experiences to the forefront to connect to broader themes within the diverse communities of this county seat and the nation.

Speaker & Webinar Series

In-person and virtual programs about Dedham’s varied history.

Self-Guided & Seasonal Tours

Take a self-guided walking or bicycle tour at your own leisure following routes through Dedham’s neighborhoods, or sign up for a guided seasonal walking tour.

School Resources

Documents and objects in the collection are used to teach local history.

Dedham History

Read about Dedham’s people, places, and stories through the centuries.

Education Portal

The Education Portal has been created for teachers to engage and connect students with local history, making it relevant to the study of broader themes in U.S. history.


Permanent and rotating exhibits are on display in the two museum galleries.