The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society

Events

Family Quest Season in Progress

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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Historic Clothing Gallery Talk

Join Madelon Ali, DRHS Textiles & Clothing Committee Member, as she talks Prom! The installation features 1950’s era prom gowns, pretty and fluffy, that were worn by a Duxbury resident and her sister. On display at the Duxbury Free Library through July; gallery talk at 11 am on Friday, June 2, 2017.

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Walking Tour of Millbrook with Tony Kelso

He’s back! Town Historian, Tony Kelso will feature the Millbrook area of Duxbury on his always-popular 90-minute walking tour. To ensure an enjoyable experience for all reservations are required and tickets are limited. Two tours are offered, 2 PM & 4 PM.  Tickets: $10 DRHS members; $15 non-members. Parking and gathering at the Drew Archival Library, […]

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Tour Guide Training: Duxbury’s History

New and returning Tour Guides, as well as those just interested in Duxbury’s History are encouraged to attend this free program. Carolyn Ravenscroft, DRHS Historian & Archivist; Tony Kelso, Town Historian; and Patrick Browne, Historian & former DRHS Executive Director will present and explore different facets of Duxbury History. Reservations suggested: 781-934-6106 or colson@duxburyhistory.org. Location: […]

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Tour Guide Training: The Details

Session #2 of Tour Guide Training: this session is designed to provide new and returning Tour Guides with the specific information needed to lead guests through DRHS properties.

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Historic Clothing Gallery Talk

Join Madelon Ali, DRHS Textiles & Clothing Committee Member as she talks about an early 20th century white summer dress and child’s sailor suit. This installation will be on display through September; free gallery talks on Tuesday, August 1 at 6:30 PM  & Friday August 4  at 11 AM.

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Annual Clark’s Island Picnic

Join the DRHS on scenic Clark’s Island for a picnic at Cedarfield, our waterfront property. Patrick Browne, Historian and former DRHS Executive Director, will be our featured speaker at Pulpit (Election) Rock. This event is free and open to everyone. Clark’s Island holds significance as the site of the Pilgrim’s first Sabbath in the new […]

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Croquet Tournament

Sip on a signature cocktail, enjoy food provided by the renowned The Catered Affair, and challenge your friends in a game – all with stunning views of Duxbury Bay! Best of all, support the preservation and educational activities of the DRHS! Bob Kroeger, Director of the U.S. Croquet Association Instructional Schools will again be on […]

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