Friends of the Dwight-Derby House

The Friends of The Dwight-Derby House is a non-profit group that supports the active use and preservation of this historic property. Through its efforts the Dwight-Derby House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

When purchased in 1996 the house was in need of major restoration. We are in our 16th year of operation and have made great strides in preserving the house and property. The first step was to make the house structurally sound. We have replaced the sills, repointed the chimney, replaced the roof and restored the exterior. Next we addressed the interior. All but two rooms have been restored, the water issues have been resolved, the property has been graded and the barn has been restored.

Today, our community uses this house for events, exhibits, lectures, school group visits and meetings. We continue to develop ways in which we can be involved with the community. This summer we will be open on First Thursdays of each month to make the house more accessible to the community and to be part of the Medfield Cultural District program. Do stop by and take a tour.