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Dedham Historical Society

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Hidden historical gem!

Great way to spend some time traveling back in time. Much to learn and appreciate regarding the... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2017
Dedham, Massachusetts
Historical and Helpful

We spent two days researching ancestors who were early Dedham settlers. The staff couldn't have... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2016
Frank M
Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 Jun 2017
“Hidden historical gem!”
18 Jun 2016
“Historical and Helpful”
Lots of old pottery displayed which was made in Dedham MA. until 1943.
612 High St, Dedham, MA 02026-1833
+1 781-326-1385
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Reviewed June 5, 2017

Great way to spend some time traveling back in time. Much to learn and appreciate regarding the town and the area.

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Reviewed June 18, 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.

Thank Frank M
Reviewed May 21, 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...More

Thank Vilaas
Reviewed July 29, 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...More

1  Thank Norad1297
Reviewed March 25, 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...More

2  Thank ElectricalEngineer
Reviewed September 17, 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...More

3  Thank GlobalRover3000
Reviewed September 12, 2014

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

4  Thank Dee4591
Reviewed August 9, 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.

1  Thank MassLady06
Reviewed March 5, 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.

2  Thank MassLady06
Reviewed November 25, 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...More

2  Thank DavidBenz
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