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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. keyboard_arrow_down
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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.

 

The museums come to you; pop-up history panels around Duxbury & on our website.  

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The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society was founded in 1883 as an improvement society, and by the 1890s, had an increasing interest in conservation and historical projects, including its earliest land acquisition in the 1890s of land at Round Pond, making DRHS one of the oldest land conservation entities in America! Today, the DRHS still owns...
Caps Galore, by Madelon S. Ali (volunteer on the Textiles & Historic Clothing Committee): We members of the historic clothing committee often encounter mysteries about the items in our collection. One such mystery arose over a box with baby clothes, particularly many baby caps.  It was apparent that much love and consideration had gone into...
For Valentine’s Day give your sweetheart a gift that shares a story about the earliest romantic American icon who lived in Duxbury. Priscilla Mullins Alden – Mayflower passenger – wife of John Alden – and early Duxbury resident was immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “The Courtship of Myles Standish”. Plymouth genealogist Alicia Crane Williams...

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