What history do Dedham’s Avery Oak, Old Ironsides, and the vessel’s first commander, Captain Samuel Nicholson, share? Dedham native and Executive Officer of the U.S.S. Constitution, John Benda, will reveal the connections and share information about the current crew of the U.S.S. Constitution and the ship’s educational mission. The talk will include readings from letters in the DHSM’s archives written by sailors. Posters, photographs, and other material will be on view for the talk.