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Historical Society announces fall season opening

The fall season for the Dover Historical Society has opened at the Society’s museums. Cary House, located on 107 Dedham St., and the Sawin Museum, located on 80 Dedham St., will continue to be open from each Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. through November 23. Caryl House, built in 1774, was the home of the...
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Historical Society announces fall season opening

The fall season for the Dover Historical Society has opened at the Society’s museums. Cary House, located on 107 Dedham St., and the Sawin Museum, located on 80 Dedham St., will continue to be open from each Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. through November 23. Caryl House, built in 1774, was the home of the...
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Historical Society announces fall season opening

The fall season for the Dover Historical Society has opened at the Society’s museums. Cary House, located on 107 Dedham St., and the Sawin Museum, located on 80 Dedham St., will continue to be open from each Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. through November 23. Caryl House, built in 1774, was the home of the...
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Dover-Sherborn settles after snow

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter A winter storm passed through New England on the afternoon and night of Tuesday the 12th, blanketing Massachusetts, Dover, and Sherborn in a layer of snow, then soaking it with a mix of sleet and freezing rain. According to the National Weather Service, three inches of snow fell...
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DSHS serenades Historical Society

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Thanks to the Dover Sherborn High School's a cappella singing group, Noteworthy, the Dover Historical Society launched the holiday season in grand style. A dozen singers performed in the Caryl Farm’s Fisher Barn. They serenaded visitors with a delightful array of seasonal music, which they had chosen and arranged themselves. They and the audience...
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Hale’s Arnold to address Garden Club

Eric Arnold, Executive Director of Hale Reservation in Westwood, will speak at the Dover Library, Lower Level Wednesday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m. This program is co-sponsored by the Dover Historical Society and Chicatabot Garden Club. Refreshments will be served starting at 7:00 p.m. Hale Reservation is a 1,137-acre tract of largely undeveloped woodland straddling the...
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Hale’s Arnold to address Garden Club

Eric Arnold, Executive Director of Hale Reservation in Westwood, will speak at the Dover Library, Lower Level Wednesday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m. This program is co-sponsored by the Dover Historical Society and Chicatabot Garden Club. Refreshments will be served starting at 7:00 p.m. Hale Reservation is a 1,137-acre tract of largely undeveloped woodland straddling the...
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Jankowski presenting on Verdun, WWI

The Dover Historical Society has announced that popular speaker, author and Brandeis University Professor Paul Jankowski will return to Dover on Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dover Library, Lower Level. His topic will be: "Verdun: WWI’s Ironic, Iconic Battle." Dr. Jankowski has received wide acclaim for his recently published book on Verdun which,...
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Caryl Farm to reopen for season

The Dover Historical Society has announced that Caryl Farm, which includes both the Benjamin Caryl House and the Fisher Barn, will reopen for the rest of the fall season, beginning Saturday, October 6, and continuing until the end of November. The Caryl Farm will be open on Saturday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.,...
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A Doughboy’s Story

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By Kevin Shale A short walk through Highland Cemetery is also a journey through Dover’s history. Here lie the men and women who wrote that history. Yankees to the core, they were farmers, tradesmen, mothers, patriots, and soldiers, some of whom would give their lives in service to their country. We celebrate these heroes...
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Lecture to discuss landscape architect Olmsted

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Frederick Law Olmsted is the subject of a lecture sponsored jointly by the Dover Historical Society and Chicatabot Garden Club on Wednesday, October 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Dover Library, Lower Level. Alan Banks will be the speaker. He is Supervisory Park Ranger of Fairsted in Brookline, Olmsted’s last home and the...
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Tatu Mianzi set to thrill Historical Society

The Dover Historical Society’s annual Garden Party will be held on Sunday, June 4. This year, it will feature a concert by Dover’s own family string trio, Tatu Mianzi. Mother Susan Reed, and her two teenage daughters, Allie and Kate, will perform in the Fisher Barn from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. “Tatu Mianzi” is Swahili...
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Historical Society explores Americans in WWI

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Each month, the Dover Historical Society hosts a speaker. This past Wednesday, at their annual meeting, the Historical Society brought Professor Paul Jankowski to the Dover Public Library to speak. The Society's events are always free, open to the public, and stocked with a variety of refreshments, and this...
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Renowned WWI historian coming to Dover Historical Society

The Dover Historical Society will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 22 at 7:30 in the Dover Library, Lower Level Community Room. In addition to the election of officers and presentation of the 7th Annual Preservation Award, the featured speaker will be Paul Jankowski, the Raymond Ginger Professor of History at Brandeis University, who...
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Dover Historical Society to hold Open House

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Sunday, December 4 is the date of the Dover Historical Society’s Annual Holiday Open House to be held at the Benjamin Caryl House, 107 Dedham Street from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Special feature this year will be John Arcaro, pianist and keyboard artist, who will perform Holiday music and accompany a sing-a-long...
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Hauschka to make bees presentation

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The Dover Historical Society will present a program on Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. by Peter Hauschka entitled: Bees, Honey and the Important Role of Massachusetts in the History of Beekeeping. The program will be held in the Dover Town Library, Lower Level. Peter Hauschka is a retired scientist who practices...
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Caryl House a Dover miracle

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Just outside of the center of Dover, a Georgian-style house keeps watch over Dedham Street. The home looks as though it could have grown out of the landscape; so perfectly fitting is it for the environment that one could convince himself that it had been there forever. Perhaps that’s...
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Sawin Museum is Dover’s jewel

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Over a century ago, a Dover farmer and his wife generously set aside money for the construction of a new structure in the center of town. The structure, the Sawin Memorial Museum, was designed to house the Dover Historical and Natural History Society. It still stands today, and over...
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