Interested in a new Dateboard?
We appreciate the quirks of owning & preserving an antique house…
and, you deserve a plaque for the love you pour into it.
New houses may be added to the list once the house (or portions of the house) reach 75 years old and the deed research has been completed. Exceptions are sometimes made for structures younger than 75 years old; please contact our office to discuss this possibility.
The benefits to Dateboarding your house are huge: in addition to the Dateboard plaque and the “bragging rights” you get as a homeowner, information on your house goes on file at the Drew Archival Library at the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society. This means that your house’s history will be preserved for future generations of researchers, students, residents, and scholars. The information we hold on the Dateboarded houses creates a tapestry, weaving together the different families, experiences and stories of Duxbury. Having a Dateboard on your home comes with absolutely no restrictions on modifications to your home.
The cost of Dateboarding is approximately $475, with part of the cost being a $300 research fee paid to the DRHS. The remaining $175 is the cost of the sign fabrication, paid directly to the fabricator. The DRHS will help you order your Dateboard! A discount is offered to existing DRHS Members. Non Members are offered a complimentary membership as part of their paid research fee.
Interested in finding out more? Contact Archivist & Historian, Carolyn Ravenscroft at 781-934-1382 or firstname.lastname@example.org. New homeowners may also contact Carolyn to obtain copies of their house’s Dateboard records.
1807 Dateboard Society
DRHS Members who also live in Dateboarded houses are considered to be part of the 1807 Dateboard Society and have access to exclusive opportunities. Contact our office at 781-934-6106 or email@example.com to find out more. Or, check out our latest 1807 Dateboard Society event at our Events page.
Link: New Dateboard Request Page (password protected)