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Dedham Historical Society & Museum

Dedham, Massachusetts


The Dedham Historical Society & Museum was founded in 1859 for the purposes of collecting and preserving material related to the history of Dedham, MA, from the 1600s to the present. Established in 1636, the original land grant extended to the border of what is now Rhode Island; it has since been sectioned into 16 towns. The DHSM holds an important collection of American fine and decorative arts and a library and archives housing rare materials.

Berkshire County

Historical Society

Pittsfield, Massachusetts


Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and disseminating the history of Berkshire County in western Massachusetts. In addition, the Berkshire County Historical Society is committed to the preservation and interpretation of Arrowhead, home of author Herman Melville, designated a National Historic Landmark.

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Danvers Historical Society

Danvers, Massachusetts


The Danvers Historical Society preserves the history of the original Salem Village and the Town of Danvers, and engages the community though programs and partnerships to make an impact for all generations. The Society conducts events and programs at Jeremiah Page House, Tapley Memorial Hall, Glen Magna Farms, and the National Historic Landmark Derby Summer House.