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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 residents were Mayflower passengers, including Brewsters, Standishes, Soules, Aldens and others. Their influence, both real and imagined, still resonates in the town today.

Join with the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society and explore Creating a Legacy while it examines Duxbury’s unique link with the year 1620, along with the ebb and flow of the Pilgrim influence on the town then and how we remember them now.

The exhibition is divided into four themes: Digging Duxbury; Coming to a Pilgrim Town; Collecting in a Pilgrim Town; and, Lasting Legacy. Each section includes objects and archival material selected from the collections of the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society.

Available June 4, 2020 at https://duxburyhistory.org/pilgrim-history-duxbury-massachusetts/. Free and open to the public.

White clay pipe stems with wire and label "159" pasted on.









Creating a Legacy: 400 Years of Duxbury & the Pilgrims was first envisioned as a physical exhibition and part of the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society’s contribution to the 2020 commemorations of the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower Pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts. With the advent of the COVID-19 virus and state closures, the exhibition was not installed as originally intended; we have instead adapted it for online viewing and now make it available to all.