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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.