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The Dorchester Historical Society was founded in 1843 and incorporated in 1891.  Its purpose is "to collect, preserve, and disseminate knowledge of the history of that section of the City of Boston which was formerly the Town of Dorchester; to hold, and aid in the preservation of, historic buildings and sites in the area; to care for, and from time to time, exhibit such articles of historic or antiquarian interest as may come into its possession.


“Our Ancestors joined together to create one stronger than the many and we are here continuing that tradition.”

Gil Solomon, Shaman, Massachusett Ponkapoag Tribal Council, Dedication of Edward Everett Square Artwork,
October 16, 2010



Dorchester History

Edward Everett Square Renovation and Pubic Art project

Project Press

Local Civic Associations surrounding Edward Everett Square

Dorchester Press

Historical Collections, Archives and photograph collections

Clapp Pear

Community Organizations, Institutes and Research Centers

Dorchester Arts Organizations

Boston Arts Organizations