Past Speakers & Webinars

Nickerson Map
March 15, 2023
William Martin Book Cover
February 15, 2023

Author William Martin will speak on his newly published spy thriller “December ’41,” which takes place in the first days after Pearl Harbor. The talk corresponds to the current museum exhibit, “World War II: A Community Shares Its History,” on view through Memorial Day 2023.

The Annual Ben Fisher Memorial Lecture Parades in New England
Scholar Jane Nylander discusses parades in New England, including historic parades held in Dedham. Her talk is based on her new publication, “The Best Ever!:...
April 21, 2022
Dr. Joseph Warren Foundation Graphic
On March 5, 1770, a deadly riot occurred on King Street in Boston. A distinguished panel of scholars discussed what we can learn about some...
March 17, 2022
Horse Thieves Graphic
On June 4, 1810, thirteen men met at Marsh’s tavern on Court Street to form The Society in Dedham for Apprehending Horse Thieves. The reason...
February 17, 2022
St. Paul window
Between 1850 and 1950 stained glass windows were a major art form in both Europe and America, although they are much neglected today.
December 16, 2021
Ken Gloss with Old & Rare Books
Ken Gloss, proprietor of the Brattle Book Shop in Boston, presents a thoroughly engaging program where he recounts stories about some of his favorite finds...
November 18, 2021
Dedham's Pet Cemetary
DHSM Board President and professional tour guide, Joan Pagliuca, takes us on a tour of Pine Ridge Pet Cemetery to learn about some famous animals...
October 23, 2021
Ursuline Exterior
An independent college preparatory school for young women in grades 7–12, located on Lowder Street in Dedham, Ursuline celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2021.
September 23, 2021
Men from Sacco & Vanzetti Trial outside
In 1920, a payroll clerk and his guard were shot to death during an armed robbery of the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in Braintree....
June 17, 2021
The Dedham Branch Railroad
Railroad historian and DHSM Vice President Steve Brayton presents a history of the Dedham Branch of the New Haven Railroad.
May 20, 2021
Drawing of Eunice Russ Davis
Through an overview of centuries of history, this webinar examines the experiences of Indigenous nations and individuals in the historic and contemporary borders of what...
April 15, 2021
St. Mary's Church
On May 15, 1843, eight people attended the first Catholic Mass in Dedham. It was held at the Slattery House and celebrated by Father James...
March 18, 2021

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