Shoe Party! Copy

Kick Off Your Shoes For Summer Graphic

Who doesn’t love shoes?! Join the party and dress up or dress down; whatever you do, wear your favorite pair of fabulous footwear!

The Society in Dedham for Apprehending Horse Thieves

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 for their meeting and establishing the organization was “the great number of horses stolen from amongst us and in our vicinity.”

Collecting Old & Rare Books with Ken Gloss

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 and describes some joys of the “hunt.”

Dedham’s Pet Cemetery

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 and see how people have paid tribute to their pets.

The Dedham Branch Railroad

The Dedham Branch Railroad

Railroad historian and DHSM Vice President Steve Brayton presents a history of the Dedham Branch of the New Haven Railroad.

The Ben Fisher Memorial Lecture

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 is now Dedham.

Black History Month & Dedham

Lydia Anne Gerrish

In honor of Black History Month, the DHSM dives into the archives and museum collections to “meet” members of the Black community in Dedham.

“My Dear Mother: Civil War Letters to Dedham from the Lathrop Brothers”

Civil War Letters To Dedham From The Lathrop Brothers

One by one the three Lathrop brothers from Dedham enlisted to fight for the Union after the Civil War broke out in 1861. During the next four years, John, Julius, and Joseph Lathrop wrote more than 100 letters home to their mother and sisters, telling them of fierce battles, long marches, camp life, and their dedication to the Union cause.

December Holiday Traditions in Dedham

Graphic of dog near Christmas tree

The last month of the year is full of holiday traditions celebrated around the world. This webinar explores how the residents of Dedham marked December festivities in the past and discusses some more recent traditions.

Religion in Early Dedham: Dedham at the Center of the Universe

Key Detail View Of Dedham 1795

Dr. Hall speaks on early religion in Dedham: Dedham at the Center of the Universe. The talk is divided into three sections: Fairness as a Civic Principle (1636); “Visible Saints” as a Religious Principle (1637), and a Solomon- and-the-Baby Decision About Church Property (1820s).

Paul Revere: Beyond Silver

Liberty Bell

Revere is widely known as a silversmith and patriot. He was also an entrepreneur and manufacturer who started successful iron foundries and a copper rolling mill.

Annual Soirée

Cahill Residence

We are highly disappointed that our annual Spring Soirée was cancelled because of COVID-19, but hope you all remain healthy. The Soirée is a critical fundraiser for the museum and money usually raised makes a significant contribution to the museum’s operating budget.

2020 Wine Event

Kate Brannelly & Clara Potash

Friends gathered for a fun-filled evening of flavorful wines and tasty
hors d’oeuvres at this much-anticipated annual event.