The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society

About Us

You Never Know What Duxbury’s History is Going to Do Next…

The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society is a non-profit organization seeking to foster a better understanding of the heritage and rural environment of Duxbury, Massachusetts. The Society’s goals are to provide access to its buildings and lands, to provide educational programs for the community, to collect, preserve and exhibit artifacts relating to Duxbury’s history, to provide a library and archives for the encouragement of scholarly research and to publish documents of historical interest. 

The DRHS does this by maintaining 4 historic house properties, an archival library, museum collections, and more than 150 acres of land held in conservation. Two of the properties – the Nathaniel Winsor Jr. House and the Drew Archival Library – are open to the public year-round; the rest are easily accessible during their seasonal hours, or by appointment. The DRHS also runs approximately 70 programs, events and rentals each year, in an effort to make Duxbury’s history available to the widest possible audience.


Job Opening: Outreach (Programs) Manager (date posted: 5/29/18)

The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society has an immediate opening for an Outreach Manager (full-year, part-time position, 20 hrs/week). The Outreach Manager is a vital part of the small DRHS staff, providing inspiration and coordination for a range of activities including volunteer coordination and program management. The Outreach Manager is a public-facing figure for the DRHS, and the position is focused on opportunities to increase outreach, audience, and community involvement.

Job duties may include but are not limited to: cultivation of contacts, networking, and relationship-building with many different constituencies; coordination, recruitment and retention of volunteers; development of program ideas; planning, implementation, and being an on-site coordinator during programs.

Requirements: superior interpersonal skills and a demonstrated enthusiasm for working with people; high level of organization and ability to balance multiple priorities; the ability to work independently as well as with a small staff, with a willingness to “pitch in” where help is needed. Applicants must have a college degree or equivalent work experience, preferably in a museum or non-profit organization. Occasional evening and weekend work is required. This job requires travel between multiple properties (< 3 mile radius) and requires the use of your personal vehicle. Work takes place in historical house museum environment. To apply, email cover letter and resume to


Contact Information:

Executive Director: Erin McGough,

Office Manager/Functions & Rental Info: Carly Olson,

Outreach Manager: open position

Archivist & Historian: Carolyn Ravenscroft,

Museum Collections Manager: Melanie Correia,

Visitor Services Coordinator (seasonal): Peter Donohoe


Volunteer Chair: Deb Casagrande,


Board of Trustees 2018:

Christopher Sherman, President (

Sally Redmond, Vice President

John P. Bear, Treasurer

Amy Annis

Scott Casagrande

David Corey

Sarah Evans

William McArdle

Ashley Mohrman

Jayne Talmage O’Farrell

Paul Wales

Donna Wood





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