The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society

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, a shipbuilder here in Duxbury, came to be known as “King Caesar.” The moniker, well-known here in town, would eventually be passed to his son, Ezra Weston II – who built the DRHS’s King Caesar House museum on Powder Point. 

These events are presented in a historical play written for the DRHS by Patrick Browne and performed by our very own volunteer troupe of DRHS thespians – best of all, the performance will take place at First Parish Church in Duxbury, the location where the original events took place! 

This event will also include organ music by Ed Swanborn, a bit of history, lots of lively audience participation, and a reception hosted by the First Parish Church.

Suggested donation: $10/per person.

RSVP required and is appreciated for planning purposes: or 781-934-6106.


Photo credit: Sheila Lynch-Benttinen

Designed & Developed by Niki Brown