The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society

Events

Members Sunset Picnic

DUE TO WEATHER, THIS EVENT (ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR JULY 12) IS BEING RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2019 (6-8 PM). SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. Exclusively for DRHS members: Bring your own picnic and enjoy waterfront views and live bluegrass music by The Sparrow Blue on the lawn of King Caesar House. Private house tours will […]

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1807 Dateboard Society Event: 14 Powder Point Ave.

Come enjoy some light fare, connect with DRHS members interested in historic preservation, and learn the history of the home belonging to the Guitarts (14 Powder Point Ave.). Fernando and Jayne Guitart welcome you to enjoy and learn about their house on Powder Point Avenue. Their lovely Cape-Cod style home was originally built by Isaac […]

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Historic Clothing Gallery Talk

Join Kris Gaskins and other members of the DRHS Textiles & Historic Clothing Committee as they discuss the latest installment at the Duxbury Free Library: a late 19th century dress from the Edward and Anna (Coffin) Elms family, and donated by Joan Lincoln. This Gallery Talk will focus on altered clothing and is entitle “Clothes […]

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Clark’s Island Picnic 2019

Free and open to all! Bring your own picnic, and join us on scenic Clark’s Island at Cedarfield, our island property. This year’s speaker is the Historian & Curator of Hull Lifesaving Museum, Victoria Stevens. Ms. Stevens will be speaking on themes of bravery, solitude and risk-taking at sea. This short talk will take place […]

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Walking Tour: Lower St. George St., Pine Hill & Lover’s Lane

Back By Popular Demand! Town Historian Tony Kelso will offer another of his great walking tours – this time for the areas of lower St. George Street, Pine Hill, & Lover’s Lane. 2:00 PM. Tickets: $10 DRHS Members; $15 non-members. Parking and gathering at the Drew Archives parking lot, 147 St. George Street. Reservations are […]

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How “King Caesar” Got His Nickname

  Come and learn the history of How “King Caesar” Got His Nickname, based on real historical events that took place from 1799-1803 at Duxbury’s Town Meeting. Hear how the Blue Fish River Bridge came to be built here in Duxbury, and how contentious the discussion was. You will also hear how Ezra Weston I, […]

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Historic Clothing Gallery Talk

  Join Kris Gaskins and other members of the DRHS Clothing and Textile Committee as they discuss a black wool clerical coat found at First Parish Church, Duxbury. Free admission and open to all. Location: 2nd Floor Resource Area, Duxbury Free Library.  

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Round Pond Walk with Tony Kelso & John Galluzzo

Round Pond Walk with Town Historian, Tony Kelso, and local Naturalist and Historian, John Galluzzo.  Join us for this new program! We will observe wildlife and learn the natural history of Round Pond with local naturalist, John Galluzzo, AND learn the human history of the area from town historian, Tony Kelso. Round Pond is a […]

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Speakeasy Night…Shhh! Don’t Forget the Password!

Speakeasy Night Duxbury Rural & Historical Society Friday, October 18, 2019 (6-8 pm) Nathaniel Winsor Jr. House (479 Washington Street, Duxbury)   A fantastic evening celebrating Duxbury’s bootlegging history! Join the DRHS at the historic Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. House, especially decorated as a 1930s Speakeasy, an illicit establishment that sold alcoholic drinks during prohibition. Guests to […]

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Mayflower Cemetery Tour

Join DRHS Archivist and Historian, Carolyn Ravenscroft, for another of her terrific cemetery tours. Theme TBD. $10 members/$15 non members; children under 12 are free.

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Save the Date: Christmas at King Caesar

Save the date for the 48th annual Christmas at King Caesar House festivities.  The members’ party will take place on Friday evening, December 13th, from 4-8PM. Open house tours will be held on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, and the house is available for private tours on Monday and Tuesday. Please call or visit our website […]

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