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eThreads: Clothing and Textiles Committee Blog Post #2

Threads of Duxbury’s Past, Post #2: For the past 13 years, as part of an ongoing collaboration with the Duxbury Free Library, the DRHS’s Textiles & Historic Clothing Committee has presented gallery talks and collection items for public enjoyment and education. In lieu of our live events, committee members Kris Gaskins and Madelon Ali will…

November 30, 2020
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Bumpus Park Improvements

Have you seen the recent improvements at Bumpus Park? Almost 140 feet of wall was repaired, raising the grade to match the surrounding area and helping to improve about 1800 square feet of the park that was suffering from overgrowth. This much-needed work was made possible by the generous financial support of an anonymous donor, who…

November 12, 2020
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Volunteer Highlight: Owen & Scott Farrell

The DRHS would like to thank Owen Farrell and his father, Scott Farrell, for their help in clean up and beautification of the parking lots, fences, and garden areas at Nathaniel Winsor Jr. House and King Caesar House. This dynamic duo made a huge difference to these properties and showed us that a great team…

November 9, 2020
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Duxbury Our Pilgrim Story (Available Now)

2020 Holiday Gift idea for book lovers on your list as well as "friends and family". Very readable for all ages. Engage with the voices of 12 local historians as they tell the story of early Duxbury leading up to 1627.  Follow Native American path "First Highway"  through Duxbury's Town Forest. Engage with stories about...
October 26, 2020
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New Staff Member: Cheryl LaLonde

The DRHS is pleased to welcome Cheryl LaLonde to our small-but-mighty staff! Cheryl will be joining us as our new Office Administrator. A Duxbury resident, she has years of experience in customer service, office management, and bookkeeping, with prior positions as an Event Planner at Mirbeau Inn & Spa in Plymouth as well as executive…

October 9, 2020
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Catherine Wilde: Duxbury’s “Wilde Child” of the Suffrage Movement

Catherine “Kate” Wilde (1844-1917) was born and raised in Duxbury at 45 Cedar Street, in the house built by her grandparents, Capt. Jonathan and Zilpah (Drew) Smith. Her father, James Wilde, was the town’s doctor. But, most importantly for our story, Kate’s aunt was Judith Winsor Smith, a staunch and well-known suffragist. As a child,…

August 26, 2020
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