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DRHS News

Departure of Erin McGough

Letter from the President: December 1, 2021 To Members, Friends and Colleagues of the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society: I am writing to let you know about some changes ahead at Duxbury Rural & Historical Society (DRHS). Our amazing and treasured Executive Director, Erin McGough, has announced her departure as of December 17, 2021. She…

December 1, 2021
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Remembering Ken Johnston

The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society joyfully remembers Ken Johnston, who passed away October 25, 2021. Ken was a friend to DRHS. It is a simple statement but one that cannot fully encompass the relationship that DRHS has enjoyed with both Ken and Marta Johnston over many years. In the early 2000s, Ken was instrumental…

November 18, 2021
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King Caesar Wallpaper Conservation

In October 2021, DRHS obtained the services of Studio TKM Associates, Inc. to do a complete report for future stabilization and preservation of the historic block-printed wallpapers at the King Caesar House Museum. The papers are fragile, and in many places are suffering from the effects of exposure and loss. This survey provides important steps…

November 2, 2021
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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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