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Through its historic and social events, house museums, lands and archival collections, the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society presents an opportunity to imagine, learn and experience our town’s history through a contemporary lens.

 Available now! Ezra & the Mouse

Set in 1822 Duxbury and based on real-life events, this new book written by local author Victoria J. Coe (writer of the Fenway & Hattie series) is sure to delight readers of all ages! Published October 2021 by Duxbury Rural & Historical Society (DRHS). All proceeds are generously being donated by the author and illustrator to support DRHS.

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Letter from the President: December 1, 2021 To Members, Friends and Colleagues of the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society: I am writing to let you know about some changes ahead at Duxbury Rural & Historical Society (DRHS). Our amazing and treasured Executive Director, Erin McGough, has announced her departure as of December 17, 2021. She...
The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society joyfully remembers Ken Johnston, who passed away October 25, 2021. Ken was a friend to DRHS. It is a simple statement but one that cannot fully encompass the relationship that DRHS has enjoyed with both Ken and Marta Johnston over many years. In the early 2000s, Ken was instrumental...
In October 2021, DRHS obtained the services of Studio TKM Associates, Inc. to do a complete report for future stabilization and preservation of the historic block-printed wallpapers at the King Caesar House Museum. The papers are fragile, and in many places are suffering from the effects of exposure and loss. This survey provides important steps...

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