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Creating a Legacy: Pilgrim History Online Exhibition

  Creating a Legacy: 400 Years of Duxbury & the Pilgrims: a digital exhibition examining more than 400 years of Pilgrim Mayflower legacy and history as it relates to Duxbury, Massachusetts. An exhibition in honor of the 2020 anniversary commemorations for Plymouth Colony. Duxbury’s identity has always been intertwined with its Pilgrim legacy. Among Duxbury’s earliest European…

May 22, 2020
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A Letter to Our Community from the Executive Director

  Pride in our community, our sense of place, and a strong commitment to the people around us are the ideas upon which the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society (DRHS) was founded in 1883, when a group of residents (many of whom were young women) had the spark of an idea to form a town…

April 1, 2020
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Covid-19/Coronavirus Closure

Update to Closure: as of today, May 27, the non-essential business closure has been extended for businesses like the DRHS. Our offices will continue to be closed to the public until further notice. Our staff is still available by remote access; their emails are listed on our website at www.duxburyhistory.org under About/Our People. In the…

March 11, 2020
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Duxbury 2020

Duxbury 2020, Inc. was formed by a group of volunteers and organizations to sponsor signature events to commemorate the 1620 arrival of the Mayflower ship from England to Plymouth, MA. The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society has worked with Duxbury 2020 on a number of initiatives, including the publication of a series of essays, due…

February 28, 2020
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2019 Annual Meeting

The DRHS held its 2019 Annual Meeting on the evening of Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Attendees listened to reports from the Board President, Treasurer and Executive Director. New Trustees were elected, outgoing trustees were honored, and volunteers received Volunteer Awards. The business meeting concluded with a brief presentation by DRHS Historian Carolyn Ravenscroft, on a…

February 5, 2020
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Letter Subscription: Holiday Shopping

Subscriptions have closed for the 2020 Season. Thank you for your interest.  Antique Letter Subscription Voices of Duxbury The perfect holiday gift!  12 carefully-curated Duxbury letters, from the Drew Archives of the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society. Reproduced on quality stationery with transcriptions, supplemental images and contextual information. Envelopes sealed with wax, and one letter…

October 2, 2019
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