Dedham's Pet Cemetery

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Join Dedham Historical Society & Museum as we visit Pine Ridge Pet Cemetery to learn about some famous animals and see how people have paid tribute to their pets. Pine Ridge includes a historical section that dates back to the early 1900s and is the oldest pet cemetery in the country that is owned and operated by an animal welfare agency. Hear about Anna Harris Smith who first purchased 26 acres in Dedham in 1906 and envisioned the cemetery complementing a shelter for neglected pets and a rest home for retired horses. This virtual tour will be presented by DHSM president and professional tour guide, Joan Pagliuca.