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Historic Houses Postcard

Postcard with four images of historic houses on South Shore of Mass. Historic Houses on South Shore, 1908
Robbins Bros.
Ink on paper
Gift of the Duxbury Free Public Library, DAL.2019.057.28

Duxbury was not the only destination to brand itself a Pilgrim Town. This postcard depicts four historic houses located on the South Shore related to Pilgrim history: the Harlow House in Plymouth, the Alden and Standish houses in Duxbury, and the Peregrine White house in Marshfield.


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Digging Duxbury

The quest for archaeological evidence of the Pilgrim past began with an 1833 dig, one of the earliest in U.S. history.

Coming to a Pilgrim Town

Coming to a Pilgrim Town

Duxbury’s Pilgrim history, combined with the town’s natural beauty, initiated a tourist boom.

Collecting in a Pilgrim Town

Collecting in a Pilgrim Town

The tourism boom brought another enterprise, the creation and sale of Pilgrim-themed souvenirs.

Lasting Legacy

Duxbury's Lasting Legacy

Duxbury never forgot its Pilgrim origins. How could it? The names continue to generate interest today.
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