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Alden House Historic Site

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105 Alden Street
Duxbury, 02331

October 2020

Friday, October 23rd

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Neighbor Event/Registration Required: Alden Haunted House

Ride your broomstick over to the Alden House Historic Site with your scariest mask for a spooktacular night of family fun, Friday and Saturday, October 23 & 24. This year's popular annual Haunted House event includes (mildly) frightfully haunted tours of the historic Alden House, a haunted maze and trail walk, and a scavenger hunt. Admission is $6 per person. The event is suitable for all ages; costumes and decorated Halloween masks are encouraged! Registration is required as space is…

April 2021


Friday, April 9th

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

NEIGHBOR Virtual Event: John Alden’s Choice, A Tail of Love, War, and Anglo-American Friendship

Take a journey back in time to explore a tale of love, war, and British-American relations during the 300th anniversary of the Mayflower journey in this virtual talk with Dr. Tom Hulme. "John Alden's Choice," one of the most fascinating of the tricentennial large-scale re-enactments, told the story of not just Alden and his romance with Priscilla Mullins, but the history of America, from encounters with Native Americans to the joining of Britain and the United States in the Great…

June 2021


Friday, June 11th

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Neighbor Online Event: Untold Stories of Mayflower II

Explore the "untold" stories of Mayflower II in a virtual talk with author Randal Charlton about the replica of the famous ship built by his father as a gift to America. The talk will be broadcast on the 64th anniversary of Mayflower II's arrival to American shores in 1957. Don't miss this chance to see the rare film and hear new stories about the ship that has become an American treasure. Register for this Zoom program at https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_zuEMuucoSX2wKwd9js9gpQ

July 2021


Saturday, July 17th

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Neighbor Event: People of the Dawn, Explore 17th Century Wampanoag Culture

Explore Wampanoag culture and traditions and learn about their daily lives during the 17th century in this hands-on family oriented program. The one-hour presentation will be led by a contemporary Indigenous museum educator from Plimoth Patuxet Museums. A cornhusk doll making activity and guided tours of Alden House follow the talk. This program is sponsored by the Duxbury Cultural Council. Admission is free.

October 2021


Friday, October 22nd

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Neighbor Event: Alden Haunted House/Ticketed Event

Ride your broomstick over for a night of spooktacular family fun with tales of witches and supernatural happenings at Alden House, a haunted maze and scavenger hunt. Registration is required. **This poster is required to enter start and end time/please go to eventbrite to schedule your time  

November 2021

Saturday, November 6th

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Neighbor Event: Alden House – Ticketed Event/Along Ancient Trails, A Guided Walk on the 17th Century “Duxburrow Path”

Join Duxbury Town Historian Tony Kelso for a guided two-mile walk along the historic path that connected Pilgrim family homesteads in Duxbury. This walk will feature sections of private property open especially for this event. Advance registration is required as space is limited. Sponsored by Duxbury 2020, the Duxbury Yacht Club, and the Alden Kindred.

Friday, November 26th

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Neighbor Event: Turkey, Tour and Thanksgiving at Alden House/Registration Required

Explore the legacy of Mayflower Passengers John and Priscilla Alden on a virtual tour of the historic Alden House over Thanksgiving weekend. The 45-minute tour will be led "in person" and includes panoramic views of most rooms, highlights of the new archaeology exhibit of artifacts related to John and Priscilla, Thanksgiving lore and lots of time for questions! Kids welcome. The tour will be broadcast through Zoom; fee is $8 per link; members are free.

April 2022


Saturday, April 23rd

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Neighbor Event: New Plimmoth Gard Spring Drill

Celebrate the New Plimmoth Gard's 10th anniversary at our Spring Musket and Pike Drill at the Alden House Historic Site in Duxbury MA. See the citizen soldiers receive training on drills invented over 400 years ago. All are welcome!

May 2022

Sunday, May 1st

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Neighbor Event: Explore the Lives of Plymouth Colony Women/In Person and Online/Registration required

Explore the critical role of women in early Plymouth colony with author and historian Michelle Marchetti Coughlin. This program will be held in-person and broadcast online through Zoom. Michelle will explore the complex range of Plymouth's European, Native, and Black women's experiences, and the varied ways in which they helped shape this "New World" society. She is the author of "One Colonial Woman’s World: The Life and Writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit (1673-1758)" and "Penelope Winslow: Plymouth Colony First Lady:…

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