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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

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.  

 

Pre-order signed copies of “Ezra & the Mouse: The Search for Lafayette” 

Set in Duxbury in 1822, inspired by actual events, and written by Duxbury native and popular children’s author Victoria J. Coe. Readers of all ages will delight in seeing Duxbury’s shipbuilding past come to life while discovering a surprising, yet little known episode about the Marquis de Lafayette. (September 2021)

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The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society has acquired publishing rights to Ezra and the Mouse: The Search for Lafayette by Duxbury author Victoria J. Coe (Fenway and Hattie). The middle grade historical adventure, set in 1822 and inspired by actual events, weaves together the stories of King Caesar’s grandson in pursuit of smugglers, and a mouse...
Beautifully illustrated and photographed the story is in a 200+ page essay collection developed for the Plymouth 400 Commemoration by 12 local historians including DRHS’s historian, Carolyn Ravenscroft and Town Historian, Tony Kelso. “Duxbury – Our Pilgrim Story – A 2020 Perspective” was developed by DRHS, Alden House Historic Site and Duxbury 2020.  Beautifully illustrated...
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...

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