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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 will step into a new role as Executive Director of the Fuller Craft Museum in early 2022.

Erin has been a member of the DRHS staff since 2011, when she joined us as Collections Manager. Two short years later, she stepped up as Interim Director and, after a far-reaching search process, she became Executive Director. Through her professionalism and unshakeable core personal values, Erin coalesced our sense of purpose as conservers and storytellers of Duxbury’s lands and history, elevating every aspect of our work.

Of course, we wish her the very best in her new endeavor, but I speak for the full Board of Trustees, staff, and legions of DRHS volunteers when I say that Erin will be deeply missed. Thankfully, she leaves us with an extraordinary and talented professional staff, a dedicated and committed Board of Trustees, an exceptional group of volunteers, a strong and growing financial foundation, and attention and care of our properties and lands with plans firmly in place for continued restoration.

We are also looking ahead to the next chapter for DRHS. We have already begun to put our search process into place, and I look forward to sharing further details in the weeks ahead. In the meantime, please join me in wishing Erin the very best and thanking her for many years of dedication on behalf of DRHS.


Sally Redmond, President, Board of Trustees

Letter from Erin McGough:

December 1, 2021

To the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society:

It’s been a wonderful 10 years at DRHS, but I am on to new adventures and my last day in the office will be Friday, December 17, 2021.

The DRHS Board of Trustees has this transition well in hand and in the coming days, they will install an Interim Director to continue business while they convene a full search for the permanent position. The wonderful DRHS staff are experienced and energized for the coming year as well. They look forward to welcoming you at one of the following great programs:

  • 50th anniversary for Holidays at King Caesar (Dec. 10-14)
  • LGBTQ history with Kenneth Turino, virtual meeting (Jan. 26)
  • Annual Meeting, virtual meeting (Feb. 1)
  • Hands-on workshop for Wool Hand Spinning (Jan. 13 and Feb. 10)

Importantly, thank you for your continued membership, financial support, and volunteer contributions to this incredible, vital, and important organization.

A warm thank you to those who have supported me and the DRHS through the years. The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society has great things ahead of it and I will be cheering you every step of the way.

Best wishes to you all and happy holidays.


Erin McGough