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Town Seal Drawing

Town of Duxbury Seal, drawing by Laurence BradfordTown Seal drawing, circa 1900
Laurence Bradford
Ink on paper
Bradford Family Collection, DAL.MSS.024

In 1899, Massachusetts required each town and city in the Commonwealth to have their own seal. Those that did not already have a seal, often looked to their past for inspiration. Duxbury chose its seal through a competition. Local resident and Pilgrim descendent, Laurence Bradford, designed the seal we use today. His inspiration came from the statue of Myles Standish that sits atop the Standish Monument.


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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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