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Tavern Night Returns!
Tavern Night is an opportunity to try beer from local breweries, enjoy live music, and have fun with friends. More details about the breweries to...
September 16, 2022
Hat Party and Reopening!
People were encouraged to wear their favorite hat, and showed up wearing fedoras, pillboxes, Derby hats, straw hats, baseball caps, and more.
June 16, 2022
The Annual Ben Fisher Memorial Lecture Parades in New England
Scholar Jane Nylander discusses parades in New England, including historic parades held in Dedham.
April 21, 2022
Boston’s Revolutionary Martyrs Part of the Revolution 250 Speaker Series
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
The Society in Dedham for Apprehending Horse Thieves
On June 4, 1810, thirteen men met at Marsh’s tavern on Court Street to form The Society in Dedham for Apprehending Horse Thieves.
February 17, 2022
The Stained Glass Windows of Dedham’s Churches
This holiday season, Judy Neiswander takes viewers on a tour of the treasures in Dedham’s churches, and their role in the evolution of stained glass...
December 16, 2021
Collecting Old & Rare Books with Ken Gloss
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 Cemetery
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
Federal Hill: From Skinner Estate to Ursuline Academy
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. But...
September 23, 2021
The Sacco & Vanzetti Trial 100 Years Later: A Historic Perspective and Parallels to Today
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
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