The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society

Events

Tour Guide Training Program

  Tour Guide Training Program – Orientation Meet & Greet Meet new and returning tour guides and receive training materials. This is the first in a four-part updated and expanded program. Further training schedule will be distributed at this meeting in detail. Tour Guides are crucial ambassadors to the community, providing tours to education groups […]

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1807 Dateboard Society Event (rescheduled from April 7)

  Come mingle, enjoy company and a light snack, as you appreciate the grandeur of the Nathaniel Winsor Jr. House! In 1968, Nathaniel Winsor Jr. was the first house awarded a Dateboard by the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society. DRHS Historian Carolyn Ravenscroft will be on hand to share some of the house’s history and […]

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Volunteer Appreciation Tours

DRHS Volunteer Appreciation Event: NEW Summer Exhibits Private Tours & Refreshments on the Lawn Thursday, June 28th 10:00 am, Bradford House 11:00 am, King Caesar House In appreciation of our DRHS volunteers and their efforts, we are offering a first-hand look at the new DRHS exhibit and installations before they are open to the public: “King Caesar’s Counting […]

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Historic Houses Open for Tour Season

DRHS Historic Houses Open for the Public Tour Season 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Thursdays through Saturdays, from July 5 through the end of August. Houses will be available select Saturdays in fall 2018. DRHS Members tour for free! More information on hours and admission at http://duxburyhistory.org/historic-houses/   The Re-imagined Bradford House View the exhibition: Four […]

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“Women at Sea” 2018 “Reclaimed Histories” Temporary Exhibition

Sometimes history is a little fuzzy…just like this picture. Join us this spring as we try to focus in on “Duxbury Women at Sea,” the “Reclaimed Histories” Temporary Exhibit, 2018 at the Bradford House. Highlighting more than 20 women with Duxbury ties who voyaged with their master mariner husbands. Each summer a new, lesser known […]

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Clark’s Island Picnic

Free and open to all!    Join us on scenic Clark’s Island for a picnic at Cedarfield, our scenic island property. This year’s speaker, Associate Pastor, Reverend Jeremy Stanford of St. Paul’s Church in Duxbury, will hold a sermon at Pulpit Rock, the place of the Pilgrims’ first sermon. Clark’s Island holds significance as the […]

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Mother-Daughter Doll Tea by the Sea

  Mothers and children are invited to our first ever Doll Tea by the Sea. Bring your favorite doll to the King Caesar House for an afternoon of tea, lemonade, tea sandwiches and more! Activities for the children will include embroidery lessons, teacup centerpiece making and a festive coloring station. Moms can tour the one-of-a-kind […]

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Members Sunset Picnic at King Caesar House

Exclusively for DRHS Members: Enjoy a sunset picnic on the lawn of the King Caesar House. Private tours led by DRHS Historians Erin McGough and Carolyn Ravenscroft will be given at 6:00 pm & 7:00 pm, including our new installation: “King Caesar’s Counting Rooms”. Take in the magnificent view of the sunset over Duxbury Bay and the Bluefish River. […]

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Historic Walking Tour with Tony Kelso: Hall’s Corner

He’s back! Town Historian, Tony Kelso will feature the Hall’s Corner area of Duxbury on his always-popular 90-minute walking tour. Have you ever wondered how the swirl of streets and flagpole at Hall’s Corner came to be ? We will walk the circle of Hall’s Corner and learn about its buildings and explore its 17th […]

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Historic Clothing Talks

Presented by the DRHS Textiles & Clothing Committee, in partnership with the Duxbury Free Library: Historic Clothing Exhibitions and Talks. Free admission and open to all. Location: 2nd floor Resource Center, Duxbury Free Library. On display April 2 – June 2: Abby Taylor Litchfield’s 1871 wedding outfit. There is no April Gallery Talk scheduled. On […]

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Duxbury Maritime Festival

Duxbury Maritime Festival Saturday, October 13, 2018 479 Washington Street, Duxbury Glorious Duxbury Bay has been at the heart of the community for generations. Celebrate our coastal heritage with the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society and partners, on the lawn of the Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. House, featuring waterfront views of historic Duxbury Bay. A full […]

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