The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society

Events

Croquet Tournament

 A quintessential Duxbury afternoon – Croquet on the lawn of King Caesar                                 Sip on a signature cocktail crafted by the 1803 Winsor House Inn, enjoy food by the renowned The Catered Affair, and an oyster bar provided by Island […]

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Family Quest Season in Progress (thru Nov. 15)

Looking for outdoor fun for the family? Explore the historic home sites of the DRHS with South Shore Quests. Featuring the first Duxbury sites to be included: DRHS’s Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. House, King Caesar House and, new this year, the Bradford House. The clue-directed walks are suitable for all ages and make a memorable activity […]

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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 […]

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10th Anniversary Celebration for the Drew Archival Library

  August marks the 10th anniversary of the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society’s Drew Archival Library, located in the historic Wright Building. Each year the Drew Archival Library welcomes thousands of researchers, genealogists, and the general public and provides most services free of charge. In commemoration of this anniversary, we offer a very special program […]

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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 […]

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All About Dateboarding

Whether you are thinking about dateboarding your house, have started the research but hit a roadblock, or don’t know what a dateboard is … we encourage you to join DRHS Archivist & Historian Carolyn Ravenscroft and Town Historian Tony Kelso for “All About Dateboarding.” This program will provide information on the process! Participants are also […]

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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 historic clothing installation, People from Literature. Featuring Gabriel Oaks and Bathsheeba Everdeen from Far From the Madding Crowd, by Thomas Hardy, English writer and poet.

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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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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 colson@duxburyhistory.org.

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Myles Standish Burial Ground Cemetery Tour

  She’s back! Join DRHS Archivist & Historian Carolyn Ravenscroft on another of her popular Cemetery tours. $10 members/ $15 non-members, children under 12 are free.  Admission collected at the start of Tour (cash, please). Parking available along Pilgrim Byway, or in the Hall’s Corner parking lots (short walk).

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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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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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