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The Historic Heart
of a Seaside Town

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.

News & Updates


Plymouth Area Community Television’s show “Local Matters” April 28th addition features an interview with our own Carolyn Ravenscroft in her role as Archivist and Historian and wonderful spokesman for the DRHS. Click below see Carolyn’s interview with host and Executive Director Julie Thompson.  
While thrilled for Melanie personally, I am sad on behalf of the DRHS to report that Mel will be returning to her roots at the New Bedford Whaling Museum in the newly created full time role of Exhibitions Manager. Mel joined DRHS in 2016, and has continued the work of increasing our overall professionalism and...

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