News

Taps across America
May 22, 2024
Memorial Day, May 27th, 3:00 p.m. On Memorial Day, May 27th, 2024, at 3:00 p.m., join us on the Museum lawn (612 High Street) as Taps is performed in a nationwide salute...
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...
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...
Mass Humanities Logo
April 12, 2023
Dedham Museum & Archive is excited to announce that we are among ten non-profit organizations in the Massachusetts Metro-West region to receive a #SHARP grant from Mass Humanities with funding made possible...
National Endowment For The Humanities Logo
April 12, 2023
In June, Mass Humanities announced that the Dedham Museum & Archive was one of 123 humanities organizations in the state to receive funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)...
4 People holding up a giant check
April 11, 2023
In early 2020, the Dedham Museum & Archive received State funds from the FY2019-2020 budget with the purpose of preparing two Feasibility Studies and a Strategic Plan. Learn more in the News...
October 14, 2022
WBZ Radio reporter, anchor, and producer Chris Fama read our posts on social media about the repainted galleries and rebranding of the museum and stopped by to interview Executive Director, Johanna McBrien....
Dedham Museum and Archive
October 14, 2022
The 163-year-old Dedham Historical Society & Museum (DHSM) has a new name.In February 2022, the Board of directors voted to change the organization’s name to the Dedham Museum & Archive (DM&A) to reflect the...
Men Painting
June 13, 2022
From March 21st into early May, the museum and gift shop were closed while our historic galleries received a well-needed refresh. Isn’t this what we’re all looking for after the past few years?...
Mass Humanities Logo
April 9, 2021
The DHSM is pleased to announce that we are among the fifty-nine Massachusetts non-profit organizations to receive a Digital Capacity Grant from Mass Humanities. The funding will be used for “Accessible History: Diverse...
National Endowment For The Humanities Logo
September 30, 2020
The DHSM shared in June that it was one of 122 other organizations in the state that Mass Humanities  announced received funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The grants...
Girl holding Black Lives Matter sign in Dedham Square

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August 29, 2020
Black Lives Matter In late May, 2020 there were a series of national demonstrations calling attention to concerns of the Black community across this nation, and specifically, to protest the killing on...
DHSM Receives State Funding
August 26, 2020
State Funding from 2019 is Helping Dedham Historical Expand Outreach, Improve Facilities, and Plan for the Coming Years The Dedham Historical Society & Museum is most grateful to Representative Paul McMurtry and...
National Endowment For The Humanities Logo
June 28, 2020
On June 16, Mass Humanities announced that the DHSM was selected, along with 122 other humanities organizations in the state, to receive funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The...
DHSM’s Paul Revere Bell on exhibit at Worcester Art Museum
February 21, 2020
Dedham Historical Society & Museum’s Paul Revere bell is continuing its journey as part of the traveling exhibition “Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere,” an exhibit that opened at the New-York Historical Society in...
A ship carved into a grave stone
November 23, 2019
Dedham Historical Society & Museum board member Joan Pagliuca was interviewed on November 14th, 2019 by Boston Globe columnist Steve Annear about the history behind a curious gravestone monument in Dedham’s Old Village Cemetery....
Harvest Dinner Tables
November 14, 2019
Terrific evening at Dedham Historical’s Harvest Dinner, held at the First Church in Dedham. Wonderful turnout to enjoy a spectacular meal on historic dinnerware, honor the Worthington Committee with the first Worthington...
Photograph from Tavern Night
September 21, 2019
Sold Out! The First Annual Tavern Night, held on Friday, September 20, 2019, was a tremendous success! Interest was so high that the event sold out prior to the festivities. Click here to watch...
Paul Revere Bell
August 19, 2019
Paul Revere BellOn the Road Through October 2020 On Monday, August 19th, the DHSM’s Paul Revere bell started a journey for the first leg of a three-venue exhibition, Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere, opening September...
Shoe Party 2019
July 3, 2019
An Evening of Shoes! The first annual Shoe Party was an evening of fun footwear, desserts, wine, and conviviatlity. Held on June 20th 2019, people from across Dedham attended, many to a...
Daisy Scouts Visit DHSM
June 7, 2019
The Daisy Scouts (K-1) visited the Dedham Historical Society & Museum for a recent weekly meeting this June; this was the first time the Daisies have visited DHSM as a group.  The...
Riverdale School Visits DHSM
June 7, 2019
Third graders from Riverdale Elementary School visited DHSM as part of their history curriculum.  During the students’ visit, they handled “touch it” artifacts of items used in the past (distant and more...
People near pool at party
May 24, 2019
It was a gorgeous night for our annual members-only Soirée, held at a spectacular private residence. While guests mingled inside the beautiful home, it was the extensive backyard where most spent an evening...
"Water in Dedham: Past, Present & Future" Symposium
May 4, 2019
A success!! On Saturday, May 4, Dedham’s first educational symposium was held. The event sold out with 80+ people who attended the program at the Dedham Historical Society and Museum, “Water in Dedham:...