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Dedham Historical Society & Museum

612 High Street, Dedham, MA 02027

The Dedham Historical Society and Museum is a historical society focusing on Dedham, Massachusetts. It consists of a museum and an archive. The Society's collections include Dedham Pottery, Katherine Pratt silver, paintings, photographs, pre-Columbian stone tools, local and Civil War artifacts, and a historical and genealogical library. It also has antique furniture including the Metcalf Chair, the oldest dated piece of American furniture (1652), and one of only two known "astronomical shelf clocks" by Simon Willard. It also owns the smallest bell known to have been made by Paul Revere. The Society's library includes over 10,000 volumes, including old street directories, church and civil documents, yearbooks, histories, and genealogical resources.

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