The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society

“A Grand Tour…Holiday in Europe” – Christmas at King Caesar

The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society’s annual holiday event, “Christmas at King Caesar,” will take place over the weekend of December 9-11, 2016. This year the stately rooms of the King Caesar House will be decorated in the theme of “A Grand Tour…Holiday in Europe.” 

Now in its 45th year, “Christmas at King Caesar” kicks off the holiday season for many DRHS Members as well as residents of the South Shore and beyond. Under the direction of event co-chairs Joy Bannon, Sarah Macdonald, Liz Prudente and Siobhan Roggenkamp, volunteer decorators from all over the region come together to adorn the Federal-style mansion with holiday trim and décor, transporting visitors to the days of travel via sailing ship, steam and rail.

Popular in the 18th  and 19th centuries, “A Grand Tour,” allowed travelers to experience art and culture from around the world and this gave birth to modern tourism.  Celebrating this tradition, each decorator will select a European country and mix items that represent that country’s culture and geography with traditional holiday decorations in every room of the house…resulting in a holiday event that will blend the culture of the world with our own Duxbury heritage.

More volunteers are always needed. Please call (781) 934- 6106 if you would like to decorate a space.

Friday, December 9, 2016 (6-9 pm): Members’s Preview Party, a special benefit of DRHS Membership.  The Preview party features live music, an open bar and tasty treats provided by DRHS volunteers. Anyone is welcome to join DRHS and enjoy this popular evening!

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11, 2016 (11 am-4 pm): Public Tours. Tickets for the public tours are available at the door. $12 for adults; $8 for students and seniors; children under 6 are free. Proceeds from this fundraising event go to support the educational and preservation activities of the DRHS. 

Special for 2016: DRHS Members get 1/2 price tickets to visit the house during public tours! Bring your friends and family and support the DRHS Fundraiser. 

Monday, December 12 & Tuesday, December 13, 2016: Group tours, appropriate for friends, book groups, civic organizations or clubs! $12 for adults; $8 for students and seniors; tour minimum of $35.  Call (781) 934- 6106 to arrange for a group tour.   

Designed & Developed by Niki Brown