Monday, January 7, 2013
Medfield's Christopher Ingram was married to Amy Rae Cathey in the parlor of the Dwight-Derby House on Dec. 27.
History was made on Dec. 27 when a Medfield's Christopher Ingram married his sweetheart, Amy Rae Cathey, in the parlor of the Dwight-Derby House. Ingram is a 2004 graduate of Medfield High School and is a United States Air Force Senior Airman. The bride is from Seminole, Oklahoma, and is a Senior Airman and linguist in the United States Air Force. Chris and Amy both joined the Air Force on the same day in 2010. Click here for the full story.
Friday, December 28, 2012
A weekly column by Medfield Town Historian Richard DeSorgher. This week discusses the impact of the 'For Sale' sign in front of the Clark Tavern.
Medfield is clearly at a crossroad of what the future character of the town is going to be. Sitting at 353-355 Main Street is the Clark Tavern. It dates to 1740. Many consider it the most historic house in Medfield. Certainly, it is on historic par with the Peak House and the Dwight-Derby House. Today, once again a “for sale” sign stands in front of the tavern. Many in town breathed a great sigh of relief five years ago when it was first up for sale and they saw the “sold” sign and learned that the property had been purchased by Medfield residents Stephen and Lynn Browne. Back then, behind the house was more than seven acres of woodland. Rumors talked of a developer wanting to tear down the Clark Tavern in order to develop the back …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Town historian Richard DeSorgher narrated the 20th annual Medfield History Day trolley tour, sponsored by MEMO.
This past Saturday, MEMO once again offered the community a trolley tour through town for the 20th annual Discover Medfield History Day. Medfield town historian, Richard DeSorgher, narrated the six, hour-long tours. DeSorgher, with an extensive knowledge of Medfield's house history, was passionate and entertaining – as always. This was the 20th year that MEMO (Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization) offered this tour to the community of Medfield and each trolley appeared to be full to capacity. The theme this year was "Tragedy, Sorrow, Ghosts and History: Medfield's Oldest Houses Tell All." View the photo gallery above for some scenes from the trolley tour.
Monday, May 21, 2012
The Friends of the Dwight-Derby House celebrated their 15th anniversary of saving the historic landmark with a Black and White Gala.
The Friends of the Dwight-Derby House celebrated their 15th anniversary of the town’s purchase of the historic landmark on Frairy Street – effectively saving the home from demolition – with a Black and White Gala this past Saturday night. Close to 100 guests visited the 17th-century home and were encouraged to take a tour of the house and see the restoration progress that has been done over the past 15 years. Everyone gathered under a large white tent in the back yard of the house for an evening of dinner and dancing and even the house got dressed up. The touches of black and white could be seen in both the front of the house and in the backyard. Black and White bows were hung on the granite posts, lights were strung from post to post and…
Friday, April 20, 2012
Tickets will be sold for the May 19th Friends of the Dwight-Derby House fundraiser gala on Saturday, April 21 at 9 a.m. in front of the house on Frairy Street.
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Friday, April 20, 2012
From 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, the Friends of the Dwight-Derby House will be selling tickets to its May 19th Gala outside the house at 7 Frairy St. Tickets, which are limited to 200 in number, cost $75 per person and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. They are also available for purchase at Lord’s Department Store. Groups of 10 people may reserve a table by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. On Saturday, May 19, the Friends of the Dwight-Derby House will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the town’s purchase of this historic landmark with a Black & White Gala to be held on the premises of the 17th-century home. Guests will enjoy an evening of dishes prepared by Rae’s Fresh as Sunshine and dancing under the …
Monday, March 12, 2012
The Friends of the Dwight-Derby House will hold a Black and White Gala on May 19 to celebrate 15 years of saving and preserving the historic landmark. Tickets for the event go on sale on Thursday, March 15 at 9 a.m.
Fifteen years ago, a local group saved the Dwight-Derby House from demolition and those efforts will be celebrated this May with a gala at the 17th Century house. On May 19, the Friends of the Dwight Derby House will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the purchase of this historic landmark with a Black and White gala on the premises of the house. Residents are invited to purchase tickets to attend the event and help fund further restoration of the house, which includes a new kitchen and other "wish list" improvements. Tickets, which are limited and cost $75 per person, will be on sale at the Dwight-Derby House on Thursday, March 15 beginning at 9 a.m. and will be sold on a first come, first served basis. The House is located on Frairy …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
A roundup of news, notes and happenings regarding Medfield's historic houses, landmarks and committees.
Editor's note: This weekly column will keep you up to date minute by minute on the latest happenings concerning Medfield’s rich history, whether it is giving updates or information concerning town institutions like the Peak House, Dwight-Derby House, Lowell Mason House, or Vine Lake Cemetery or whether they are history related events taking place sponsored by the Historical Society, Historical Commission or other town boards. It will keep you informed about any and all historical related events in town. Our town’s history, historical houses, landscape and open space are what makes Medfield, Medfield; that unique quality we have here that makes Medfield so special. This column will be the one-stop shopping place to keep you informed, …