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Volunteer Highlight: Mattie Ali

Madelon “Mattie” Ali has been one of DRHS’s most stalwart supporters and volunteers for more than 30 years. Mattie’s generosity, sense of humor and leadership can be felt across a wide range of activities, from the development of exhibitions, to greeting guests as a tour guide, to working on education programs and more. She helped…

August 30, 2021
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DRHS is back! Thank you for your support

Please consider making a spring contribution to support our work Dear Friend, I am so happy to report that, like our beautiful spring flowers, DRHS is coming back to life! After a long, long year for us all, the King Caesar house is open again, our “You Are Here!” exhibit has expanded with the addition…

June 28, 2021
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Volunteer Highlight: Madeline DiPalma and Maya Stahl

The DRHS would like to highlight and thank two very talented volunteers, Madeline DiPalma and Maya Stahl. Madeline and Maya, often working as a pair, trained as tour guides and worked at the DRHS historic houses during the summer of their Junior year. In addition, they volunteered to help run many events, including Stories By…

June 28, 2021
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Race Amity Day 2021

Race Amity, the friendships and collaboration between people of different races and cultures, has been annually observed in Massachusetts since 2016 when Governor Baker signed into law an act proclaiming the second Sunday in June to forever be “Race Amity Day” and “urged all citizens of the commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and…

June 2, 2021
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“Ezra and the Mouse: The Search for Lafayette,” by Victoria J. Coe

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…

May 4, 2021
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Protecting Lands: Lapham Woods & Round Pond

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…

February 26, 2021
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