Tavern Night Returns!

Photograph of Tavern Night

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 follow.

Hat Party and Reopening!

Hat Party Invitation Graphic

People were encouraged to wear their favorite hat, and showed up wearing fedoras, pillboxes, Derby hats, straw hats, baseball caps, and more.

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

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. 

Federal Hill: From Skinner Estate to Ursuline Academy

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. But what is your knowledge of the property and its history?

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.

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.

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.

2020 Wine Event

Kate Brannelly and Clara Potash

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

2019-2020 Lecture Series


Dedham native and Executive Officer of the U.S.S. Constitution, John Benda, will reveal the connections and discuss the fascinating story of the oldest commissioned warship afloat.

Fall Harvest Dinner

Harvest Dinner Graphic

The evening’s guest speaker, Kathy Kottaridis, Executive Director of Historic Boston, Inc., will discuss the restoration of the Fowler/Clark/Epstein farm in Mattapan, one of Boston’s only surviving farms.


Tavern Sign Gragg

At this Sold Out event, guests enjoyed tastings from craft brewieries—Bone up Brewing, Small Change Brewing, Turtleswamp Brewing, 7th Wave Brewing, Tributary Brewing, Celia gluten-free Saison, and Athletic Brewing (non-alcoholic)—hard cider from Bantam Cider and Far From the Tree Cider, live folk music by the Zip Finn Band, and light fare while viewing DHSM’s tavern signs.

Shoe Party!

Kick Off Your Shoes For Summer Graphic

Join the party and dress up or dress down; whatever you do, wear your favorite pair of fabulous footwear!