Belong to Something Lasting

Why is Membership important?

It’s an opportunity to learn from the past, share stories, and support your community’s museum. 


  • Free admission to the Museum & Archive
  • Discounts on tours and events
  • Free admission to the Speaker Series
  • Invitation to “Members Only” events
  • Research privileges (unless using services remotely)
  • Newsletters
  • Discounts on items over $5.00 in the museum gift shop
  • Passport to hundreds of cultural institutions at the $100+ membership levels

Membership Levels

Gift Membership

Share the experience with family and friends so they too can enjoy the benefits of membership and support local history.

Purchase by Mail: download one of the following forms: Renewal,  New Membership, or Gift Membership.

(Non-U.S. addresses require $5 additional, yearly.)

Add NARM to your Membership 

DM&A is part of the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association. You can become eligible for a NARM membership with access to a network of cultural institutions when you purchase a new membership, renew your membership, or gift a membership through the Dedham Museum & Archive at the $100 Contributing level and above

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As a NARM member, you will receive two membership cards with a NARM designation that can be shown at participating museums, art galleries, historical societies, botanical gardens, children’s museums, zoos, and more. In most cases, NARM member discounts also apply at institution gift shops.

Here’s what our members are saying about NARM:

        “With my NARM card, I have visited 7 museums this year! It’s the best membership deal!” —Diane

        “If I’d had my NARM card with me, I would have saved $80 in one weekend!” 

        ” We are very appreciative of Dedham Museum’s added benefit of NARM membership.” —Mary Lou

Please visit the 
NARM website under FAQs and How It Works for more details.

Questions? Send an email to our membership officer at [email protected]

Questions? Email: [email protected] or Call: 781-326-1385

Member-Only Special Events

As a member, you will receive invitations to member-only events.


Special Thanks

The Dedham Museum & Archive has a new membership database thanks to funding from Mass Humanities. This funding was received in 2020 through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The grants were made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Tax Notice: The Society is organized under Chapter 180, Section 28A, of the Massachusetts General laws and is considered a non-profit, charitable, educational organization. As such, under Chapter 170, 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code, your membership dues are deductible for income tax purposes since no goods or services were provided to you in connection with this donation.