The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society


Why Should YOU Be a DRHS Member?

Membership in the DRHS is even better in the Fall.


Reason #1: Get early notice on popular reservation-only events – Historian Patrick Browne’s candlelight tour at King Caesar House sold out fast!

Reason #2: Check out your genealogy or house history with research services provided by Archivist & Historian, Carolyn Ravenscroft. Most services provided free of charge!

Reason #3: Members are free at many of our programs throughout the year; this fall, Carolyn Ravenscroft gave a talk on the history of Maxwell Garden and the Bluefish River. 

Reason #4: Get a Member’s discount on private tours of our historic houses – perfect for visiting friends or family!

Reason #5: Attend the Members Preview Party for King Caesar Christmas, a special benefit of Membership. The price of Membership is worth this spectacular event alone!

Reason #6: Drink a cup of coffee on the Nathaniel Winsor House verandah and enjoy the water view. Members have access to many DRHS properties throughout the year.

Reason #7: You support the things you value. 


We invite anyone with an interest in Duxbury’s history and lands to become a member. Use the form at the bottom of this page for your new or renewed membership. Or, contact our office by email at or phone at 781-934-6106.

Membership Categories:

Senior Individual ($35)

Individual ($45)

Senior Couple ($60)

Family Membership ($75)

Contributing ($225*)

Sustaining ($375)*

Benefactor ($750)*

Lifetime ($1,500)*

These Memberships receive the following benefits:

› our color-printed newsletter, The Lamplighter, which is published three times a year and includes articles of historical interest and the latest on Society news and events;

› free regular-season admittance to our historic house museums, the King Caesar House and Bradford House;

› invitations to exclusive, members-only events, receptions, and parties, including the preview party for Christmas at King Caesar and the summer exhibition;

› free or reduced admission to certain events, lectures, and programs;

› all member mailings, news, and announcements;

› the monthly E-bulletin, full of news and events;

› 10% discount on rental fees for functions, events, and parties.

Memberships of $225 or greater receive the following benefits:

all general membership benefits listed above, PLUS

› a deeper discount of 50% off rental fees for functions, events and parties;

› invitation to special donors’ thank you cocktail party (held every other year);

› acknowledgement in DRHS newsletter and mailings.

› Lifetime members need never renew their memberships; enjoy membership benefits for however long you like.

*portions of these memberships may be tax deductible, as allowed by law.

Business Membership ($375): show your support of the community and share your enthusiasm with your employees!

› for your employees: all of your employees will enjoy free or discounted members’ rates to DRHS public programs and historic houses.

› for you and your company: 50% off of rental fees for functions, events and parties  – throw your office party at the historic Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. House! PLUS acknowledgement of your business in our newsletter and mailings.

› as the business owner or designated representative, you also enjoy all general membership benefits, including the newsletter, free or discounted admission to houses and programs, and invitations to members-only events (see general membership list below for more information).


Membership Application

Note: you will receive an emailed receipt directly from PayPal after completion of your online membership. If you do not receive the receipt, your membership did not process correctly. Please try again or contact our office for assistance. Thank you.

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