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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…

March 29, 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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eThreads: Textiles & Historic Clothing Committee Blog Post #3

Caps Galore, by Madelon S. Ali (volunteer on the Textiles & Historic Clothing Committee): We members of the historic clothing committee often encounter mysteries about the items in our collection. One such mystery arose over a box with baby clothes, particularly many baby caps.  It was apparent that much love and consideration had gone into…

February 11, 2021
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Valentine’s Day: Duxbury, Our Pilgrim Story

For Valentine’s Day give your sweetheart a gift that shares a story about the earliest romantic American icon who lived in Duxbury. Priscilla Mullins Alden – Mayflower passenger – wife of John Alden – and early Duxbury resident was immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “The Courtship of Myles Standish”. Plymouth genealogist Alicia Crane Williams…

February 8, 2021
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Annual Meeting 2020

The DRHS celebrated Annual Meeting 2020 on the evening of February 2, 2021 via meeting link. At the meeting, brief reports on the accomplishments of 2020 were given by the Board President, Sally Redmond, the Treasurer, David Uitti, and the DRHS Executive Director, Erin McGough. Special Guest speaker, historian Lyle Nyberg, presented on Duxbury’s connections…

February 3, 2021
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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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