Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Park
Built in the Georgian style, the Benjamin Caryl House served as home to the Caryl family until 1928, when it was given to the town and placed under the care and maintenance of the Dover Historical Society. It is particularly noteworthy as a structure - as very few changes were made over the years - and for its first two families, the town's first minister and his son, George, the first doctor.
Art, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Town of Dover began as the Fourth Precinct of Dedham, Springfield Parish, in 1748.
It was separated as the District of Dover in 1784 and became the Town of Dover in 1836.
The history of Dover can still be seen in buildings and sites existing today.
Archaeology, Art, General, History, Historic House
The Dwight-Derby House is about 75% restored. Over the past years we have done structural improvments,restoration, dendrochronology testing for structure dating, and conducted archaeological digs.
Archaeology, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Military
The Franklin Historical Museum is a local museum exhibiting historical photos, documents and artifacts that represent the town and it's rich history.
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Medway Historical Society Museum has a large collection of tools, artifacts, paintings, dolls, journals and photographs from Medway history. The Society also maintains a large library with many reference works about Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, New England and New York including the Vital Records to 1850 of most Massachusetts towns.
Culture, History, Historic House
Private Thomas Larabee, according to Dover tradition, helped row General George Washington across the Delaware River, at Trenton, New Jersey, on December 26, 1776. His powder horn and numerous artifacts from an archaeological dig on his property in the 1970's are on display at the Sawin Museum.
History, Historical Society
The purpose of the Society is to collect, display, store, and preserve artifacts, information, and documents concerning our local history and to use our resources to provide educational services to our community and the public at large.
Cemetery, General, History
Founded to preserve, enhance, interpret, and celebrate Medfield's historic 1651 cemetery.