Who doesn’t love shoes?! Join the party and dress up or dress down; whatever you do, wear your favorite pair of fabulous footwear!
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!: Parades in New England, 1788-1940” (2021).
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 of the participants, witnesses, and one who memorialized the event.
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.”
Between 1850 and 1950 stained glass windows were a major art form in both Europe and America, although they are much neglected today.
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.”
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.
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.
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. Two men were accused, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti.
Railroad historian and DHSM Vice President Steve Brayton presents a history of the Dedham Branch of the New Haven Railroad.
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.
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 Strain of Waltham.
In honor of Black History Month, the DHSM dives into the archives and museum collections to “meet” members of the Black community in Dedham.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Christian Di Spigna, Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution’s Lost Hero.
Dr. Joseph Warren was involved in almost every major insurrectionary act leading up to the American Revolution until his death at Bunker Hill in 1775. Though residing in Boston for much of his adult life, Warren had connections to Dedham.
Friends gathered for a fun-filled evening of flavorful wines and tasty
hors d’oeuvres at this much-anticipated annual event.