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.”
The Society continues to this day. Watch a lively presentation by speakers Lewis Victor (a Rider) and Kevin Hampe (current treasurer and clerk) as they discuss this venerable organization’s history and its connections to the “Apprehenders” and the Society of today. Click here to watch the webinar.