On March 5, 2019, the Board of Trustees voted a new slate of officers:
It is an honor to be taking over as President of the DRHS Board of Trustees. Over the 4 years I’ve been on the Board, many interesting things have happened beyond the traditional activities. The Re-imagining of the Bradford House, spearheaded and managed by our outstanding staff, was completed in 2017 and in 2018, we received a national award from the most prestigious organization in preservation and interpretation of state and local history. With the help of many volunteers and board members, we also completed an evaluation of the status of the 150 acres of lands that we preserve. And, the staff not only initiated a symposium on preservation but launched a new event, the Maritime Festival. Going forward, I’m excited see what we do for the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim’s landing in 2020.
There are many things about the Society that intrigue and delight me, but on the top of the list is the dedication of our members. You are a generous and inventive group. You support us by being members, and by donating time and treasure to the organization. We have over 60 members who give their time in managing 12 committees, ranging from Textiles & Clothing, to Education, Publications, Lands and Collections. We have five historic properties that you help sustain by contributing to maintenance and Annual Fund, by being Members, and by volunteering as docents, gardeners, and clean-up crews. And, you help all of the work of the organization by helping with and attending events and programs like King Caesar Christmas, Maritime Festival, Duxbury Walking Tours and Gallery Talks. In short, without you, we wouldn’t be able to do all the things we do.
I’ve have a life-long dedication to and admiration of volunteers. My first association with the Society began as a volunteer. I’ve volunteered in many town organizations and have served as President of the Duxbury Art Association, The Friends of the Duxbury Library, and the Lacrosse Boosters. I also ran a group of 75 volunteers at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
My husband and I have lived in Duxbury for 38 years. We and our children have participated in many of the organizations that make the town remarkable. I encourage you to get more involved with the DRHS, if you aren’t already. There is something here for everyone.
Many thanks, Sally