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Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Alisa Sherman

Photo courtesy of Mary Schiess

Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Alisa Sherman

Mary Alisa Sherman has been a long time contributor to the DRHS: a stalwart educator and tour guide, Mary Alisa can be counted on for terrific public tours and programs. We wanted to get to know Mary Alisa better and so she kindly answered some questions for us. A warm thank you to Mary Alisa for her participation, and for her tremendous support of the DRHS!


How did you find us?

We moved to town 21 years ago and almost immediately I noticed an ad in the Clipper for docent training. I knew Duxbury’s history was one of the things that most attracted us to town. So I called and signed up.


How did you become involved?

Through the docent training and eventually participating in various events, the KCH Christmas Party and the Keeping the Promise Campaign.


What is your favorite aspect of being a part of DRHS?

Over the years I have fallen in love with the concept of spending time in these beautiful homes (King Caesar House, Bradford House), learning the history and sharing it with others. I love meeting people from Duxbury and visitors from around the region and the world who come for tours. The more often I do it the more I enjoy it. I constantly look forward to learning more about the history of this charming town and the DRHS provides so many opportunities and rich resources to do just that.


Why do you choose to support the DRHS?

I support the DRHS because it is a vital part of the heritage and culture of Duxbury and it offers immeasurable value to the town and the entire region.