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Duxbury Rural & Historical Society

479 Washington Street

Duxbury, Massachusetts 02331

Available now: Creating a Legacy: 400 Years of Duxbury & the Pilgrims (Online Exhibition)

Creating a Legacy: 400 Years of Duxbury & the Pilgrims: a digital exhibition examining more than 400 years of Pilgrim Mayflower history as it relates to Duxbury, Massachusetts. An exhibition in honor of the 2020 anniversary commemorations for Plymouth Colony.

Duxbury’s identity has always been intertwined with its Pilgrim heritage. Among Duxbury’s earliest European residents were Mayflower passengers, including Brewsters, Standishes, Soules, Aldens and others. Their influence, both real and imagined, still resonates in the town today.

Join with the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society and explore Creating a Legacy while it examines Duxbury’s unique link with the year 1620, along with the ebb and flow of the Pilgrim influence on the town then and how we remember them now.

The exhibition is divided into four themes: Digging Duxbury; Coming to a Pilgrim Town; Collecting in a Pilgrim Town; and, Lasting Legacy. Each section includes objects and archival material selected from the collections of the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society.

Available now at Free and open to the public.

Creating a Legacy: 400 Years of Duxbury & the Pilgrims was first envisioned as a physical exhibition and part of the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society’s contribution to the 2020 commemorations of the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower Pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts. With the advent of the COVID-19 virus and state closures, the exhibition was not installed as originally intended; we have instead adapted it for online viewing and now make it available to all.

Family Driving Tours of Duxbury (Self-guided)

Kids, grab your adults and hit the road for a driving tour of Duxbury, highlighting some major spots in Duxbury, including a few properties owned by the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society. With easy instructions, fun facts, and hints at more to learn, this driving tour is sure to give your family a fun, “socially-distant” afternoon exploring our community. After all, Place Matters!

Download your free printable brochure here: Family Tour Brochure. We recommend that you print your brochure “double sided” for best effect. The DRHS supports all CDC-recommended guidelines for “social distancing.” Please be safe.

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