Organizations and Societies

Associative Sociality and Community Engagement in Historic Dorchester

Organizations like the Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society and the Dorchester Athenaeum were examples of nineteenth-century educational groups. As leisure time increased, yacht clubs and other recreational groups were formed.  One example was the Dorchester Gentlemen’s Driving Club, whose members competed with members of other clubs in trotting races.  The Dorchester Woman’s Club was opened for the betterment of local residents. Explore the many groups from Dorchester’s history.