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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.


Online Exhibition, Creating a Legacy: 400 Years of Duxbury & the Pilgrims

Online Learning: free history presentations, lectures and virtual tours. Anytime, anyplace! 



Help us preserve this beautiful place and its history. #PlaceMatters

Upcoming Events


We host numerous events throughout the year to help bring Duxbury’s past into the present with engaging and educational programs. Learn more and join us!

Important update (3/24/2020): due to the public health concerns of the coronavirus, many DRHS events have been cancelled or postponed through spring and summer 2020. Please check back here for frequent updates. In the meantime, please follow us on our social media pages for ongoing content and history! Stay well.

News & Updates


  Creating a Legacy: 400 Years of Duxbury & the Pilgrims: a digital exhibition examining more than 400 years of Pilgrim Mayflower legacy and history as it relates to Duxbury, Massachusetts. An exhibition in honor of the 2020 anniversary commemorations for Plymouth Colony. Duxbury’s identity has always been intertwined with its Pilgrim legacy. Among Duxbury’s earliest European...
  Pride in our community, our sense of place, and a strong commitment to the people around us are the ideas upon which the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society (DRHS) was founded in 1883, when a group of residents (many of whom were young women) had the spark of an idea to form a town...
Update to Closure: as of today, May 27, the non-essential business closure has been extended for businesses like the DRHS. Our offices will continue to be closed to the public until further notice. Our staff is still available by remote access; their emails are listed on our website at www.duxburyhistory.org under About/Our People. In the...

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