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Address: 612 High St, Dedham, MA 02026-1833
Phone Number: +1 781-326-1385
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Lots of old pottery displayed which was made in Dedham MA. until 1943.

Lots of old pottery displayed which was made in Dedham MA. until 1943.

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We spent two days researching ancestors who were early Dedham settlers. The staff couldn't have been more professional and helpful, with special thanks to archivist Sandra... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 June 2016
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

We spent two days researching ancestors who were early Dedham settlers. The staff couldn't have been more professional and helpful, with special thanks to archivist Sandra Waxman, who spent several hours with us.

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Jodhpur, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Students/people in the pottery & handicraft business must visit the DHS. The shapes/colour of the pottery,the paintings ,the way they were framed & tagged. The research library again useful for the above people in this business. Highly recommend this to Jodhpur Handicrafts community.The chair is a work of art and needs to be seen and perhaps replicated..

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Thank Vilaas
Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

I did an open house tour offered by DHS and it started at the DHS building . teh DHS Building is small but filled with unique knickknacks of Dedham thru the ages. Yes there was the usual Dedham Bunny pottery but more interesting were the paintings and photos from Dedham at the turn of the century. If you have a... More 

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Boston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

I visited to do some research and the people were very nice and helpful in their interactions with me and with the several other people who came in while I was there. I was a little taken aback that they seem to run like it was still 1970 with everything on paper and in books, which is fine, but it... More 

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2 Thank ElectricalEngineer
Dedham, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

One of the best collections of early American history. DHS is a museum, a gift shop and a research library. Hopefully they will put a sign outside to spell that out so that more folks will find this treasure. The oldest wooden chair made in America is on display -just one fun highlight!

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3 Thank GlobalRover3000
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2014

If you have family from Dedham that you are researching this place is a treasure! Much information and the librarian is very knowledgeable.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Here are a couple of photos of things on exhibit. Lots of Dedham Pottery, old clocks, and Paul Revere bell, Nice collection. Museum shop has reproduction Dedham Pottery for sale - all hand painted in MA.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

If you love Dedham Pottery this is THE place to visit. Their collection is amazing. They also have a fascinating collection of early furniture. The visit may be short but worth the trip.

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

The DHS has a small museum, usually one rotating exhibit, and a library and research facility for serious work on Dedham area history. Good place to stop if one is serious about Dedham area history. Also a place for research. Staff is helpful if you want to browse through old records. Not a place for children, I'd say.

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Walpole, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

When it was first settled, Dedham included a huge area and the historical society has all the documbentation from the early 1600s on.

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