Speaker & Webinar Series

The annual Speaker Series is held at the Museum on the third Wednesday of each month from February through May and September through November.  The talks are recorded by DedhamTV and shown the following night for the Third Thursday Webinar.

Both programs are at 7:00 p.m. This schedule may change based on a speaker’s availability so please confirm the timing for each talk and webinar.

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Speaker Series

September Speaker Series

Thursday, September 21, 7:00 p.m.

Painting by Edward Hopper, Italian Quarter.

Elliot Bostwick Davis, Dedham resident and guest curator for the Cape Ann Museum exhibition, Edward Hopper & Cape Ann: Illuminating an American Landscape, shares New Discoveries and the range of sources consulted during the pandemic that led to reconsideration of the Edward Hopper narrative to include the important role of painter Josephine Nivison Hopper in his remarkable career as one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. 

There will be no Third Thursday Webinar for this program since this in-person talk will be given on a Thursday.

Members: Free
Nonmembers: $10 (purchase tickets here)

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October Speaker Series

Wednesday, October 18, 7:00 p.m.

King Philip. Image from the Pictorial History of King Philip's War, circa 1851.

Author Eric B. Schultz will present King Philip’s War: A History and Legacy of America’s Forgotten Conflict based on his book co-authored with Michael Tougias. 

Eric’s talk will include an overview of the War, a travelogue of its key events in Massachusetts Bay and throughout colonial New England, and notes on its legacy.

Members: Free
Nonmembers: $10 (purchase tickets here)

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November Speaker Series

Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 p.m.

Book cover for The Combat Zone by Jan Brogan.

Dedham resident Jan Brogan will speak on her book, The Combat Zone: Murder, Race, and Boston’s Struggle for Justice (2022). The topic is a true account of a 1976 murder of a football player, the three Black men charged, the Italian mob, and two trials that changed the way juries are chosen in Massachusetts and the nation. 

The Combat Zone is about how a murder trial isn’t always about the victim and accused, but about a city in turmoil and a criminal justice system in need of reform. 

Members: Free
Nonmembers: $10 (purchase tickets here)

Make a donation to the Speaker Series

"Water in Dedham: Past, Present & Future" Symposium

From September through May, Dedham Museum & Archive presents Third Thursday webinars held at 7:00 p.m.

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