The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society


Myles Standish Burial Ground Cemetery Tour

  She’s back! Join DRHS Archivist & Historian Carolyn Ravenscroft on another of her popular Cemetery tours, this time of the Myles Standish Burial Ground in Duxbury – said to be the oldest, continuously maintained cemetery in America and the resting place of many of the Mayflower’s passengers: John Alden, Priscilla Alden and Myles Standish, […]

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Dateboard Discoveries

  An informal gathering with DRHS Archivist & Historian Carolyn Ravenscroft and Duxbury Town Historian, Tony Kelso. Bring along your own Dateboarding project and share your findings. Although this is a follow up to “All About Dateboarding” program on September 30, everyone is welcome to attend. Reservations are not required, but appreciated: 781-934-6106 or

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King Caesar House & Bradford House Open to the Public

The Re-imagined Bradford House, 931 Tremont Street The Bradford House opened July 15 with a brand new exhibition, Four Bradford Daughters: Lives Well Lived. Contemplate the tumultuous changes of the 19th century, as experienced by the Bradford women. The exhibition is a self-touring, gallery style installation in the family home. Tour guides are available for more information, […]

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Holly Days at Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. House

Celebrate Duxbury and its small businesses. Join the DRHS at the Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. House at 479 Washington Street. This year, the DRHS will be partnering with the Soule Homestead Education Center (Middleborough, MA) to provide fun and enriching children’s craft activities.   More on the Soule Homestead Education Center:

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Historic Clothing Gallery Talk

Free at the Duxbury Free Library, 2nd floor. Join Madelon Ali, DRHS Textiles & Clothing Committee member as she talks about the new clothing installation in the People from Literature series.

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46th Annual Christmas at King Caesar: An Island Holiday

46th Annual Christmas at King Caesar: An Island Holiday Décor for Christmas at King Caesar will be inspired by the travels of 19th century Duxbury mariners, who navigated local ships to islands around the world. Visitors, of all ages, will be encouraged to “Find Zeke,” the precocious, globe-trotting cat. The Ship’s store will feature a […]

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