New Exhibit at Dedham Historical Society Highlights Dedham as Tourist Destination
When traveling on vacation we often take time to send post cards or purchase souvenirs for our friends and family. Little do we realize that our souvenirs will become a record of our own history. The Dedham Historical Society & Museum explores Dedham as a tourist destination in a new exhibit Wish You Were Here: Souvenirs of Dedham. The exhibit highlights historic postcards, ceramic pieces, and other collectables from the DHS collection. These objects show some of the well known tourist sites in Dedham, such as the Fairbanks House, as well as objects brought back to Dedham as souvenirs from foreign countries.
Postcards tell us more than where we have been. Pictures and handwritten notes tell us about modes of transportation and the changing landscape of our cities and countryside. Pictorial souvenirs, such as spoons and ceramic wares are 3-dimentional versions of the postcard, and many of the same images were used on both.
The exhibit will close on November 1, 2017. The Museum hours are Tuesday – Friday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, and even dated Saturdays 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Admission is free for DHS members; non-members $2. The Dedham Historical Society & Museum office hours are Tuesday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; and the Archive is available by appointment on Tuesday and Thursdays from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and even dated Saturdays from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
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