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

October Speaker Series

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

Woodcut of King Philip.

King Philip's War: A History and Legacy of America's Forgotten Conflict

Author Eric B. Schultz will present a talk on his book, King Philip’s War: A History and Legacy of America’s Forgotten Conflict, which he co-authored with Michael Tougias. Schultz will present an overview of the War, a travelogue of its key events in Massachusetts Bay and throughout Colonial New England—and its lasting legacy.

Metacom (1638-1676), also known as Metacomet, Pometacom, and King Philip, was a tribal leader of the Pokanoket tribe (R.I.) and the Wampanoag nation. He was the second son of Massasoit and followed his father as chief sachem. Metacom’s relationship with the colonists was more contentious than his father’s. Disputes over land, peace treaties, and the ensuing mutual mistrust led to an uprising against the colonists, known as King Philip’s War (1675-1676; treaty signed 1678). The War is considered the bloodiest war per capita in U.S. History, with hundreds of colonists dead and thousands of Indigenous Peoples killed, wounded, or sold into slavery, decimating many tribes and changing the social and cultural landscape of southern New England.

Eric Schultz is a former Chair of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and the Gettysburg Foundation; he is a current Director of the Old Colony Historical Society.

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)

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"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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