The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society

Bradford House Symposium: Reclaiming a House’s History

Join scholars and experts from all over the region, as they delve into the historic Bradford House’s history and celebrate the “Re-imagine Bradford” Project, a multi-year effort to preserve and transform the historic house to tell a new story: 4 Bradford Daughters & Lives Well-Lived. For more information on the Bradford House Project, please visit


Duxbury Rural & Historical Society, in partnership with the Duxbury Senior Center & Duxbury Free Library, presents:

Bradford House Symposium


Saturday, March 25, 2017 (9:00 am – 3:15 pm)


Featuring Presentations By:

Erin McGough, DRHS Executive Director & Moderator


Carolyn Ravenscroft, DRHS Historian & Archivist

The Maiden Aunts of Duxbury: A Case Study in Antebellum Spinsterhood


Frank Shirley, Frank Shirley Architects

Imagining New Life for Historic Homes


Craig Chartier, Plymouth Archaeological Rediscovery Project

In the Basement of the Bradford House: Archaeological Discoveries


Nicole Belolan, Ph.D., Megan Giordano Fellow in Public History, Rowan University

Gamaliel’s Artificial Leg and Elizabeth’s Invalid Furniture: Disability and Bradford Family History


Jayne Gordon, Concord Historian

Concord Cousin: Sarah Alden Bradford Ripley and the World of the Transcendentalists


Michelle Marchetti Coughlin, Independent Scholar

Reclaiming Women’s History, DRHS Research Project



Location: Ellison Room, Senior Center (10 Mayflower St., Duxbury).

DRHS Members: $35; Non Members: $45. An $11 onsite lunch option is offered; 45 minute lunch break is scheduled.

Advanced reservations begin Monday, February 13, 2017. Please call DRHS Office at 781-934-6106 or email 

Proceeds from this event support the preservation and re-interpretation of the Bradford House museum. More information available at



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