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Dedham Historical Society lecture

Sun, Jan 22, 2017 2:00 pm

Andrea Gilmore, architectural historian and preservationist, will present a lecture on "The Chickering House – Dedham’s Temporary Home for Women and Children 1864-1969." The lecture will look at this unique Dedham institution, which was devoted to the rehabilitation of women released from jails in the state of Massachusetts in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Asylum's annual reports, historic photos of the Asylum's buildings and facilities, and biographies of its founder, Hannah Chickering, provide the documentation for this social endeavor. For information: 781-326-1385;

612 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026

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