Dennis Historical Society

Dennis, Massachusetts, United States

Museum Website

The Dennis Historical Society was formed in 1963 to accept gifts of Dennis-related artifacts for use in the Captain Theophilus Baker House and Barn Museum at the 1801 Jericho Historical Center. Built for sea Captain Theophilus Baker, the property was gifted to the Town of Dennis in 1962. The DHS scope increased in 1967 when the town purchased the 1736 Josiah Dennis Manse, home of the first settled minister of the town. It is for the Reverend Josiah Dennis that the Town of Dennis is named. The West School House was acquired by the Town and moved to the Manse property in 1973.