The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society

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Publications:

Ashdod: The Other Side of Duxbury

New! Ashdod: The Other Side of Duxbury by Sarah Sloan Evans. The first book ever written about Ashdod, one of Duxbury’s oldest neighborhoods. Illustrated with maps, genealogical charts, and historic and contemporary photographs, this book relates the history of Ashdod from 1680 to present, adding an important chapter to the written history of Duxbury. Written and edited by Ashdod resident Sarah Sloan Evans, published by Black Friar’s Press and distributed by the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society.

Price: $21.95 +tax

Gift Membership + Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gift Membership Package. Give a “piece of local history” with a Duxbury Rural & Historical Society Gift Package. Specially priced at $95, this package includes the hardcover book, Duxbury…Past and Present and a 1-year Family Membership to the DRHS. The gift will be wrapped in our very own Duxbury-themed paper. Membership benefits can be viewed at: http://duxburyhistory.org/membership/. Membership package may be applied to new memberships only. Please contact our office to inquire about holiday delivery deadlines.

Price: $95.00 +tax

Duxbury…Past & Present (book only)

Duxbury Past & Present (book only) by Patrick T.J. Browne and Norman R. Forgit. A fascinating collection of 75 historical views of Duxbury compared side-by-side with 75 present day photographs of the same locations in full color, Duxbury…Past and Present captures the amazing changes that Duxbury has seen since the 19th century. Published by DRHS.

Price: $40.00 + tax

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Welcome to the Neighborhood Package: For Realtors & Their Clients. Package includes a copy of Duxbury…Past and Present and a 1 year gift membership in the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society for your clients. Give those new Duxbury residents a gift that keeps giving all year long. Package comes gift wrapped and ready for presentation to your client. Membership benefits can be viewed at: http://duxburyhistory.org/membership/. Membership package may be applied to new memberships only. 

price: $95.00 +tax

Duxbury Ancient and Modern

Duxbury: Ancient & Modern by Henry A. Fish. A revised and updated edition of a key source on Duxbury’s early homesteads and by-ways is released in celebration of Duxbury’s 375th anniversary. The full color booklet includes an inserted map. Published by DRHS.

Price: $18.00 + tax

King Caesar of Duxbury

King Caesar of Duxbury by Patrick T.J. Browne. An in-depth look at the Westons, Duxbury’s legendary shipbuilding family and particular the career of Ezra Weston II, known as “King Caesar.” Published by DRHS. 

Price: $27.95 +tax

Old Colony Wildflowers

Old Colony Wildflowers

Old Colony Wildflowers by Dorothy H. Kelso, with photography by Charlotte Corey. Provides delightful descriptions, historical anecdotes and stunning color photographs of over 65 flowers, bushes and trees found in the Old Colony area. Published by DRHS. 

Price: $22.95 +tax

Stopping Places Along Duxbury Roads

Stopping Places Along Duxbury Roads

Stopping Places Along Duxbury Roads by Margery L. Macmillan. Takes readers through dozens of historic houses in Duxbury that were once ordinaries, tea rooms, or hostelries of some sort—from the earliest taverns of the Pilgrim generation, to the remarkable Victorian hotels built during Duxbury’s vibrant era as a vacation resort. Published by DRHS.

Price: $19.95 +tax

Settlement and Growth of Duxbury, 1628-1870

Settlement and Growth of Duxbury, 1628-1870

Settlement and Growth of Duxbury by Dorothy Wentworth. Traces the early centuries of Duxbury’s history. Wentworth locates historic sites, Indian trails, tells curious tales of the early days, and describes shipbuilding in Duxbury. Published by DRHS. 

Price: $24.95 +tax

 

The Alden Family in the Alden House

The Alden Family in the Alden House by Dorothy Wentworth. Wentworth, in this friendly history, has caught the spirit of the Alden House and its people, beginning with John and Priscilla Alden and recounting the history of the sixteen Aldens who owned the house over a period of more than 240 years. Published by DRHS.

Price: $26.95 +tax

Duxbury…An Album

Duxbury…An Album by Norman R. Forgit. A visit to Duxbury’s past through photos, maps, broadsides, trade cards, and advertising. Over 280 images in all. Published by DRHS. 

Price: $24.95 +tax

Duxbury Bay

Duxbury Bay by Frank Benson Lawson and Margaret Farnsworth Lawson. A history of yachting and racing on Duxbury Bay including detailed information on classes of boats built and sailed locally. Published by DRHS. 

Price: $9.95 +tax

 

Booklet on archaeological dig at the Brewster Homestead in Duxbury.

Digging Duxbury: The Brewster Homestead’s Archaeological Past

Digging Duxbury: The Brewster Homestead’s Archaeological Past by Erin McGough. A 12 page booklet detailing the findings of the DRHS 2012 dig on the Brewster Homestead in Duxbury. The dig recovered more than 17,000 artifacts dating from 4,000 BCE to the late 19th century, and discovered evidence of 17th century occupation on the site. Published by DRHS. 

Price: $5.00 + tax

Duxbury’s Pilgrims and Their Land…

New! Duxbury’s Pilgrims and Their Land and the People and Events That Followed Them, by Lamont R. “Monty” Healy. A compliation of Healy’s historical articles, reprinted from the Duxbury Clipper. Spiral bound with plastic cover. Self-published and edited by author. DRHS receives 25% of the sale of this item.

Price: $30.00 +tax

Merchandise:

Bradford House (1808), new colors

Bradford House (1808), old colors

King Caesar House (1809)

Nathaniel Winsor Jr. House (1807)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Models/Ornaments of the Bradford House, King Caesar House and Nathaniel Winsor Jr. House, all historic houses maintained by the DRHS. Each model is  handcrafted by local, Duxbury artisan, Phil Fontaine. Collect them all and own a piece of historic Duxbury! Models are approximately 2″ x 3″ x 1″ and include a string for ornament hanging. Note: the houses have variations due to the hand-made process.

Price: $17.00 + tax. To purchase house model/ornament: 

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Exclusive-design bracelets

 

Bangle and charm bracelets exclusively designed for the DRHS by Duxbury artisans Grace Healy and Karen Henninger. The designs are based on botanical drawings by Lucia A. Bradford (1807-1893) in the Bradford House archives. Lucia Bradford was one of four daughters born to Capt. Gershom Bradford and Sally (Hickling) Bradford, who lived at 931 Tremont Street in Duxbury, today the Bradford House museum. Lucia’s floral drawings are an example of the popular 19th century women’s interest in botany. Available in dark green, sky blue, or blush.

Price: $36.00 + tax.

To order, choose your color:

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Pendant necklace and earrings (sold separately)

Pendant necklace and earrings exclusively designed for the DRHS by Duxbury artisans Grace Healy and Karen Henninger. The designs are based on botanical drawings by Lucia A. Bradford (1807-1893) in the Bradford House archives. Lucia Bradford was one of four daughters born to Capt. Gershom Bradford and Sally (Hickling) Bradford, who lived at 931 Tremont Street in Duxbury, today the Bradford House museum. Lucia’s floral drawings are an example of the popular 19th century women’s interest in botany. Necklace and earrings sold separately; matching set available in blue only but the necklaces are available in more colors (see item below).

Necklace: 

$32.00 + tax

Earrings: 

$32.00 + tax

 

Pendant necklaces in white, pink, or blue

Pendant necklaces exclusively designed for the DRHS by Duxbury artisans Grace Healy and Karen Henninger. The designs are based on botanical drawings by Lucia A. Bradford (1807-1893) in the Bradford House archives. Lucia Bradford was one of four daughters born to Capt. Gershom Bradford and Sally (Hickling) Bradford, who lived at 931 Tremont Street in Duxbury, today the Bradford House museum. Lucia’s floral drawings are an example of the popular 19th century women’s interest in botany. Available in floral white, blue or pink.

Price: $32.00 + tax. To order, choose your color:

Pendant necklaces

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Special Order Cluster Necklace

Special Order Cluster Necklace exclusively designed for the DRHS by Duxbury artisans Grace Healy and Karen Henninger and created just for you! The designs are based on botanical drawings by Lucia A. Bradford (1807-1893) in the Bradford House archives. Lucia Bradford was one of four daughters born to Capt. Gershom Bradford and Sally (Hickling) Bradford, who lived at 931 Tremont Street in Duxbury, today the Bradford House museum. Lucia’s floral drawings are an example of the popular 19th century women’s interest in botany. Available in floral white, sky blue or blush pink.

Price: $70.00 + tax. To order, choose your color:

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Duxbury ship key chain

Duxbury Maritime Key Chain exclusively designed for the DRHS by Duxbury artisans Grace Healy and Karen Henninger. Celebrate the sailing ships of Duxbury and the art of shipbuilding with this special treasure.

$20.00 + tax

 

Bradford floral coaster

Bradford House coaster exclusively designed for the DRHS by Duxbury artisans Grace Healy and Karen Henninger. The designs are based on botanical drawings by Lucia A. Bradford (1807-1893) in the Bradford House archives. Lucia Bradford was one of four daughters born to Capt. Gershom Bradford and Sally (Hickling) Bradford, who lived at 931 Tremont Street in Duxbury, today the Bradford House museum. Lucia’s floral drawings are an example of the popular 19th century women’s interest in botany. Available in blue; one coaster per package.

$16.00 + tax

 

DRHS Mug

Duxbury Rural & Historical Society Mug. Featuring pen & ink drawing of the door to the King Caesar House museum. Bright blue accents. 

$10.00 + tax

1903 Map of Duxbury

1903 Map of Duxbury Poster

Price: $20.00 +tax

 

 

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