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.
People were encouraged to wear their favorite hat, and showed up wearing fedoras, pillboxes, Derby hats, straw hats, baseball caps, and more.
Scholar Jane Nylander discusses parades in New England, including historic parades held in Dedham.
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.
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 in the Boston area.
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. But what is your knowledge of the property and its history?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join the party and dress up or dress down; whatever you do, wear your favorite pair of fabulous footwear!