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eThreads: Clothing and Textiles Committee Blog Post #1

Threads of Duxbury’s Past, Post #1: For the past 13 years, as part of an ongoing collaboration with the Duxbury Free Library, the DRHS’s Historic Clothing & Textiles Committee has presented collection items in the display case on the second floor of the library. These exhibits are usually accompanied by in-person gallery talks on the…

August 21, 2020
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Volunteer Highlight: Ashley Mohrman

COVID-19 has forced the DRHS to curtail much of its activity this spring and summer – but one area that has continued strong is GARDENING! Our DRHS gardening volunteers were able to continue their efforts in a safe and socially distant way, and the DRHS gardens have never looked more beautiful than they do this…

July 28, 2020
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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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