The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society


Place Matters.

Duxbury’s abundant rural beauty and history go back to our nation’s earliest days, with stories that infuse the sea, soil, and homes here. Stories that define the qualities and characteristics that shape this town’s identity. It is what makes Duxbury, well, Duxbury. Our sense of place. Your home, no matter where you’re from.

The work of the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society is right at the heart of it all. We believe that Place Matters—a belief that infuses everything we do. It shapes how we tend and preserve 150 acres of open space and guides our careful curation of the character and lore of our four historic homes. It is in the people, families, and friends of this community—you can see it in the faces of all of us at the annual DRHS Clark’s Island Picnic.

Please make a generous donation to DRHS and help open our doors and trails a little wider. Your gift of $10, $25, $100, $500, or even more, will help us immensely.

Please support our work preserving and caring for our town’s history and rural landscape – the treasures of our town. Please give as generously as you can. Our work is just not possible without you.

Ways to Give:

Online via form provided below.

By Phone: call 781-934-6106.

By Mail: please send checks payable to Duxbury Rural & Historical Society, P.O. Box 2865, Duxbury, MA 02331

Gifts of Stock: contact Carly Olson for transfer instructions at 781-934-6106 or

Corporate Matching Gifts: please contact Carly Olson for any information needed.

Planned Giving: bequests in your will or trust ensure your legacy and build the DRHS’s future. Contact Executive Director Erin McGough at or call the office for more information. A pdf with planning material is available at this link: Planned Giving In Your Will or Trust

Questions? Email Executive Director Erin McGough at or call 781-934-6106.

Thank you.

Online Donations:

Note: you will receive an emailed receipt directly from PayPal after completion of your online donation. If you do not receive the receipt, your donation did not process correctly. Please try again or contact our office for assistance. Thank you.

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